We are juuuust hanging on to the last bits of summer- I’m already missing the stone fruit and local berries. But it was pretty awesome while it lasted, right?
And we still have a lot to look forward to this fall, right? (Sweaters, crisp leaves, and everything pumpkin- yessss…!)
But before we jump into this new season- I wanted to introduce somebody to you:
The Peppermint Chocolate Chip Mylk Shake.
Perfect for a hot summer morning, or in the comfort of your (hopefully heated) living room in the fall, this smoothie masquerading as a milkshake is so tasty- and healthy-, it belongs in any season. It’s got greens, some rather healthy chocolate, bananas, and fresh mint. I tried growing fresh mint this year- was interesting, as I can’t garden to save my life. … but whatever I grew works in this!
Anyway- hope you enjoy this rendition of a Shamrock Shake- vegan, healthy, and tasty, of course.
- 1 - 1.25C non-dairy milk
- 1/8t vanilla bean powder
- 1T ground flax seeds
- 2.5T fresh peppermint leaves, chopped
- 1 C loosely packed fresh spinach
- 1.5 frozen, ripe, chopped banana
- 3T Zimt Baking Chocolate(Or use a couple of squares of Peppermint Nib'd)
Add all ingredients, in the order listed, to your blender and blend until very smooth and creamy. If you want to, feel free to slather melted chocolate around your drinking glass for artistic effect and/or, use a chocolate stir stick for the occasion. Enjoy it!