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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake
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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake

Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake

 

image of a glass full of Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake by Intentionally Eat with a straw and red background

 

Cool peppermint and creamy vanilla combine to make this shake a refreshing treat. It’s packed with protein and nutritious goodness, so you can indulge and stay on track.

 

This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake is so fresh, invigorating and yum!

It’s like Christmas in a glass.

Icy

Minty

Creamy

Imagine being kissed by a polar bear, if it were a gentle and sweet polar bear.

 

Image of a glass full of skinny peppermint vanilla protein shake by intentionally eat with a straw and red background

Image of a glass full of skinny peppermint vanilla protein shake by intentionally eat with a straw and red background
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Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake

Cool peppermint and creamy vanilla combine to make this shake a refreshing treat. It's packed with protein and nutritious goodness, so you can indulge and stay on track.
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 215 kcal
Author Cindy @ Intentionally Eat

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice) unsweetened
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 drop peppermint oil - therapeutic grade ONLY or use 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

  1. In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until well combined and frothy.

  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a coconut whipped topping and crushed candy canes, if desired. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is without garnish. Adding 1 Tbsp Coco Whip and 1 crushed mini candy cane adds 33 calories.

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake
Amount Per Serving (1 glass)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tips for your Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake

I prefer using frozen bananas and skipping the ice for an even creamier shake. I always keep peeled, sliced bananas in my freezer for a quick add in to my shakes. They give you a great potassium boost and add natural sugars.

Remember to only use THERAPEUTIC grade peppermint oil. Not all oils are created equal and not all oils are meant to be ingested. If you are in doubt stick with peppermint extract.

I prefer plant based protein powder because its easier to digest and in my opinion better for you (and animals). I have tried many brands and they have all been fine. I can’t say one was horrible and don’t ever drink it or that one was so exceptionally better than another. I will say that I am currently using Orgain brand and its delicious and blends well.

image of a glass full of Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake by Intentionally Eat with a straw and a red background

 

 

If you like the sound of that shake, check this Shamrock Shake out!

These Non-Dairy SMOOTHIES are fantastic, too!

 

Let me know what you think of the shake or how your weight loss journey is going. I love hearing from you!

Intentionally Eat,

Cindy

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46 Comments

  1. Cia Black

    THis looks so good. I’m a huge fan of shakes, but I honestly have never had a peppermint shake, this seems like it would be such a good combination of healthy and tasty.

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! It’s very refreshing!

  2. Annie

    oh yum! I can totally make this. I love using my peppermint oil in recipes and this looks so tasty. Thanks!

  3. Daria

    I am on post Christmas diet, but I also work out a lot, a this is a perfect pre or post gym snack. The pepermint oil seems like an interesting addition in terms of health benefits and a flavor.

  4. Amanda

    Now this is a protein shake I can get behind. I love peppermint plus it is so good for digestive problems. I am bookmarking this!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! Enjoy!

  5. Rachel

    This sounds delicious – I love all things mint so this would be a great flavour for me!

  6. corinne & kirsty

    I am not the biggest fan of vanilla but the peppermint might sure reduce the taste a bit. This could make a perfect breakfast!

    1. Cindy Author

      Feel free to try chocolate protein powder and make it chocolate peppermint 🙂

  7. rachael lalji

    This is perfect for me babe as I’m doing a shake diet at the min . Thank you for the recipes xx

    1. Cindy Author

      Perfect timing! Thanks!

  8. Wiola

    This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake! Sounds so yummy!! Seems so fresh and easy to make, too. Just 5 minutes of preparation… 🙂 I only would need to use a different type of milk because of my almond-intolerance 🙂 I feel motivated to make this shake for myself!

    1. Cindy Author

      Any plant-based milk will work. Enjoy!

  9. Shell

    Wow this sounds absolutely delicious!!! I’m sure my boys would absolutely love if I made this for them!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! I think kids would love it!

  10. Marnie

    Sounds more like a tasty treat than a healthy drink. I would definitely love to try this one out. Plus, the shake looks so pretty, it should have some space in my Instagram.

    1. Cindy Author

      Healthy can be tasty 🙂 Thanks!

  11. Stephanie Jeannot

    I never thought to add peppermint oil to a smoothie but I must say that it looks very appealing.

    1. Cindy Author

      Gotta use therapeutic grade, but it is amazing! 1 drop or just dip a toothpick into the oil and then into the shake. So refreshing!

  12. Ithfifi

    Oh that looks SO good, what a wonderful reward after a work out! I normally use a chocolate protien mix but this sounds a lot more refreshing!

    1. Cindy Author

      I like to shake it up and have chocolate one day and vanilla the next.

  13. Tiffany

    This looks so delicious! I have been wanting to cut back on junk but I am surely addicted to the tastes of the season. What a great answer for me! Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

  14. Flora the Sweaterist

    This looks really tasty, and I love your style! Now I can’t stop thinking about receiving a kiss from a polar bear XD

    1. Cindy Author

      It does put an image in your mind, doesn’t it?!

  15. jossy

    This is such an easy to follow recipe. I have been trying to lose some ponds now and coming across your page is a blessing. thanks for sharing this, i will try the recipe

    1. Cindy Author

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

  16. Paola

    It sounds so yummy and looks delicious! I will try it for sure! 🙂

  17. Indu

    This vanilla shake is such a mouth watering treat and equally nutritious too. I need to try it quickly.

  18. Lebogang Xolo

    This looks absolutely yummy, I can’t wait to try it out. This year I’m really focusing on losing weight, whatever it takes.

    1. Cindy Author

      You can do it!

  19. Melanie williams

    I love a good smoothie – Peppermint and Vanilla sounds lovely. this would be ideal before my gym workout x

    1. Cindy Author

      That’s a perfect time!

  20. Veronica@inveronicascorner

    OMG that looks absolutely delicious. I’m going to get the ingredients and try it this week!

    1. Cindy Author

      Yay! Enjoy!

  21. Shubhada Bhide

    This Skinny Peppermint Vanilla Protein Shake looks refreshing and tasty. I really like the flavor of peppermint and banana. Perfect flavor to my taste. I will absolutely try to make if I have a free time.

  22. mily jain

    I love using frozen bananas for smoothies and shakes but never thought of blending a protein powder for that extra dose of energy..Will try this recipe now!

    1. Cindy Author

      It’s a great way to boost the protein! Enjoy!

  23. Emily Leary

    This looks so delicious. I love the sound of Christmas in a glass so I might have to give this a try!

  24. JAGRITI ROY

    wow! another yummy recipe from your kitchen. I will surely give it a try in my home. I love vanilla and if a yummy recipe can relief me from tiredness while I come back to home from office then I am pretty much sure that my vanilla love will see some increase than ever before. Thank you for sharing such a useful and surely tasty recipe with us.

  25. Victoria

    This must be yummy and it’s healthy eating too. My goal for this year is to exercise and eat healthy and this is one of the drinks I’m trying. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Cindy Author

      I hope you enjoy it!

  26. Ariel

    This sounds so incredible, I love both of these flavors but to combine them sounds like perfection. I will have to try this as I am trying to eat more healthy. Thank you for sharing!

  27. Ellie Plummer

    I love shakes and smoothies so this sound really refreshing and tasty.

  28. mj

    I love the idea of peppermint. I havent tried almond milk before and I wonder how it tastes like so definitely I would love to try this! Thanks for another lesson learned!

    1. Cindy Author

      I think Vanilla Sweetened almond milk tastes like the milk at the bottom of your cereal bowl if you’ve eaten sweet cereal.

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