Vegan Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

The leaves have fallen and the temperatures are starting to cool down…that means it’s Peppermint Mocha time! I’m obsessed with everything Peppermint Mocha and actually drink it year round. There’s just something about that chocolately minty combo!


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In college I was obsessed with Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks but wasn’t a huge fan of how much sugar was in each drink. I was excited when they introduced their skinny version of the syrup…only to be discontinued a few years later. Bummer!

Over the years I started working on how to make my own healthier version of the drink at home and came up with this protein shake. While this version doesn’t have caffeine in it, it’s still the same delicious chocolate and peppermint flavors in a protein packed protein shake. This is the perfect healthy dairy-free, no sugar added protein shake!

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To get an extra boost in protein I like to use Ripple Milk, which is a pea protein non dairy milk that’s 8g of protein per cup! If you can’t find Ripple Milk (I find mine at Target and Whole Foods), you can also swap this out for a non dairy milk like almond milk – just note the shake might be a little lower in protein.

Ingredients

  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Vega Plant Based Chocolate Protein Powder (or your favorite)
  • 8 oz Ripple Milk (or your choice non dairy milk)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

How to Make

  1. In a blender, combine the ice cubes, Ripple milk, peppermint extract, and protein powder.
  2. Seal the blender and blend on high until everything is combined and the shake is at the desired texture.

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Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • If you want the shake to be a little thicker, add in more ice and blend. I found when I add about 8-9 ice cubes it comes out more like a thick Frosty texture (yum!)
  • For extra protein add in 1-2 tbsp of flax seeds
  • I’ve found that adding in the protein powder last helps with everything blending more evenly and not getting powder stuck in the corners of the blender

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Vegan Peppermint Mocha Protein Shake

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This peppermint mocha protein shake is like a protein packed dessert in a glass! It's loaded with 28g plant based protein in a delicious low carb shake.
Ali
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop Vega Plant Based Chocolate Protein Powder or your favorite
  • 8 oz Ripple Milk or your choice non dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the ice cubes, Ripple milk, peppermint extract, and protein powder.
  • Seal the blender and blend on high until everything is combined and the shake is at the desired texture.

Notes

  • To make this shake super thick, add in more ice cubes
  • I like to add in the protein powder last so it doesn’t get stuck in the bottom of the blender corners
  • For a fun dessert, add on some whipped cream (I like to use almond reddi whip) and sprinkles

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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