Today marks little Miss Mia’s 5-month birthday! I can’t believe my sweet darlin’ is this old already! She is quite a character! I love watching her personality emerge!
Even though it is pretty cold outside, even here in the south, I’ve been craving a peppermint milkshake. Unfortunately, the ones purchased at most of the fast-food drive-throughs, are loaded with sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup and totally bad for you. The voice in my head yesterday was telling me to head for my favorite drive-through and get one. And I almost did! I actually turned in that direction when I left the grocery store, fully intending to stop and get one, but decided just in time to go home instead. Victory!!
Today I decided to make my own chocolate-peppermint shake. I followed this recipe found over at Gwen’s Nest. Of course, I always seem to change a few things when I follow recipes, and this one was no different.
I used 0% Greek yogurt instead of the cottage cheese. I used 3 drops of food grade peppermint essential oil instead of peppermint extract. I also used 2 tbsp. of organic Stevia instead of erythritol.
Using my brand new Ninja blender made making this a snap! It totally hit the spot for my choco-peppermint craving! Delicious!