On the Menu: A Popeye-Endorsed Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Yup, that’s right.  A vegan milkshake.  Well, actually, a vegan protein shake that just happens to taste like my favorite flavor of ice cream.  And, did I mention it contains spinach?  And that it comes in either a low-fat or low-carb version? Don’t be shy.  Pull out your blender and give one of the options below a whirl.  Just be aware that you may have to fight Popeye for the first taste.

Look at that lovely green color:)

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Low Fat Version

3 ice cubes

small banana

1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (I use Vega) *

2-4 mint leaves or several drops peppermint extract

1 tbsp chia seeds

spinach to top of blender

unsweetened vegan milk of choice (I use vanilla almond) to blend*

Blend on high until leaves are pulverized.  Then add:

1 tbsp mini semi-sweet or dark vegan chocolate chips

and blend to mix.


* You can use whey protein and/or cow’s milk if you’re not vegan.


Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Low Fat Version

Replace the banana with 1/2 an avocado.


Banana version: approx. 420 calories, 42 g carbs, 34 g protein, 11 g fat

Avocado version: approx. 420 calories, 20 g carbs, 32 protein, 21 gfat




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