Peppermint Mocha Smoothie

A couple weeks ago I was asked to partner with Ninja for the holidays! If you know me, I love smoothies. I love smoothies, but my blender isn’t the best. I have had my eyes on a Vitamix for a long time, but I haven’t bitten the bullet yet to buy one. Long story short, I was super excited to get this partnership! The contract said that Ninja preferred a holiday recipe, so I really went all out and did a Peppermint Mocha Smoothie!

I walked around my apartment with this smoothie taking photos of it for 20 minutes because it was that beautiful. I mean seriously, look at it.

Obviously had to shoot it in front of the tree too, just for looks. Tree credit goes to the Christmas Queen- my roommate!

Small plug for the Ninja® Foodi™ Power Nutri™ Duo® Blender with smartTORQUE™ (that’s a mouthful): it blended my smoothie in 14 seconds. It actually did, I didn’t even have to touch it. Definitely worth the money if you’re in the market for a new blender!

PEPPERMINT MOCHA SMOOTHIE

PREP TIME: 5 MINS.    COOK TIME: 0 MINS.    SERVES: 2

  • 1/3 cup room temperature or chilled coffee
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 heaping TBS unsweetened cacao powder
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS ground flaxseeds
  • 1 TBS almond butter
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional: 1 Scoop of Protein Powder

Preparation:

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and whirl away until smooth. I was posing mine for Instagram, so I used organic chocolate sauce on the inside of the Mason Jar and whipped cream and crushed peppermint as toppings to get the perfect shot!

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