Let me start this by telling you that I have an appointment to try on bridal gowns at an NYC boutique in 3 weeks...
And I have a serious craving for Thin Mint cookies tonight...
I am trying to eat healthy and lose some weight before our big day (like every bride). I have been doing good, I have lost 35 pounds. Still not close to where I would like to be, but I am getting there.
When we leave the super market and see girl scouts selling cookies, I do not think "aww look at the cute little girls I should buy a box."... NO. I think "don't make eye contact with those cookie pushers... look away. look away!".
So to kick this craving tonight I decided to make a healthy, filling smoothie with all of the flavors of a Thin Mint Cookie.
frozen spinach, greek yogurt, almond milk, chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, chocolate (to shave on the top as garnish), sugar or sweetener
Fresh Mint for garnish
Yes... I said spinach. Hope I didn't lose you! Trust me it's good. My mama has always said that the only green thing I eat is Jell-O. Yeah, I'm not a fan of veggies. I have to sneak them into my diet.
I don't really measure when I make smoothies, I just add things a little at a time until I reach the taste and consistency that I like.
My Rough Estimate:
2 cups of Frozen Spinach
1 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Almond Milk
1/2 cup ice
1/8 teaspoon Peppermint Extract*
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
Sugar to taste (I used Truvia)
Blended in blender. Serve in a glass and garnish with chocolate shavings and a sprig of mint leafs.
*I added more of the peppermint extract but it is a very very strong flavor. You can easily add too much so just add a tiny bit at a time.
Well that kicked that craving! Can't wait to go wedding dress shopping!