Recipe: Peppermint Mocha Holiday Mocktail Smoothie

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride. All opinions expressed are my own.  

Nothing quite screams holiday season to me like the peppermint mocha combination. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin flavored everything but I love peppermint mocha flavored things even more. When I lived in Connecticut, there was a Dunkin Donuts literally 1/4 of a mile from my house and I got one every day on the way to work for almost three months.

Now that we’re halfway through December and the holiday season is in full swing, I’m excited to bring to you this month’s Seasonal Smoothie as part of my partnership with Puritan’s Pride. This month we were challenged to create a smoothie mocktail, and if you love peppermint mochas as much as I do, you’re going to love this recipe!

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I was a bit hesitant to use the peppermint extract I was sent in smoothie because peppermint is strong. However, the addition of cocoa powder to this smoothie help offset it and create the perfect combination of flavors. I already have plans to add peppermint to the icing I’m making for my family’s chocolate Christmas Eve cake!

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Another change I made from my typical smoothie was using soy milk. I almost always use almond milk in smoothies and coffee, but I’m on a little bit of a soy milk kick and have found that soy milk makes my smoothies a lot creamier than usual. And that is not a bad thing!

This smoothie is great to enjoy as part of your Christmas morning breakfast or as an after-dinner treat! Be sure to blend well so the consistency is a little bit thinner than usual – it makes for a much more enjoyable mocktail!

Peppermint Mocha Mocktail Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 1 cup spinach

Directions:

  1. Place soy milk, frozen banana, dark cocoa powder and peppermint extract in blender. Blend for 2 minutes
  2. Add spinach, blend for 1 minute.
  3. Top with festive holiday treats, such as crushed candy canes or whipped cream!

Now for my final giveaway, just in time for the holidays! Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite holiday drink for a chance to win the following:

Vanns Peppermint Flavor Extract

Puritan’s Pride Vitamin C Crystals

Dynamic Health Pomegranate Juice Concentrate

Lehi Valley Natural Ginger

Puritan’s Pride All Natural All Natural Vegan Protein Chocolate with Quinoa and Oats

Happy mocktailing! :)