Get ready to have your mind BLOWN.
I've created a healthy protein milkshake that actually tastes good!
And the best part?
THERE'S NO BANANAS.
I'm a firm believer that once you add bananas, the thing tastes like bananas, no matter how much extract or nut butter you add. So naturally I wanted (and wanted) to write a recipe for healthy ice cream with no bananas!
This Mint Chip Protein Milkshake is everything you want in a good healthy protein milkshake- thick, creamy, and sweet - but it doesn't require any bananas and it actually tastes good!
It's also an adaptation from my Neapolitan Protein Milkshake, which was the first protein ice cream I created. If you've ever had the chocolate dipped strawberry blizzard from Dairy Queen, this is similar but wayyyyy better!
Be sure to check out my third flavor for a Cookies and Cream Protein Milkshake too!
It's easy to make: literally 5 minutes is all you need!
It's secretly healthy: you'd never know there was protein powder or vegetables mixed in!
It's packed with protein: 32 grams, to be exact. Let's compare this healthy mint chip protein milkshake to Dairy Queen's Thin Mint Blizzard:
It can be a snack or dessert: since this healthy milkshake is packed with protein, you can enjoy it as a post workout snack or a healthy treat at the end of your day!
It's kid friendly: your kids will love it and they'll be getting much more nutrients (veggies, greek yogurt, and protein) than regular ice cream.
It's one of many flavors: I also have a Neapolitan milkshake and a Cookies and Cream milkshake!
Add the cauliflower, ice cream, protein powder, greek yogurt, almond milk, and mint extract to a high speed blender. I prefer to use a personal sized blender like this one because I found the cauliflower blends much better and the milkshake is smoother, but any blender will work.
Blend on high until smooth. I recommend pausing halfway and scraping down the sides to make sure all the protein powder and cauliflower blend together.
Note: If you prefer a thicker milkshake and your blender has a tamper, I would only use 2 tablespoons milk. If you're using a personal blender you'll probably need all 4 tablespoons milk.
Stir in the green food coloring until completely mixed, then mix in the chocolate chips. Top with sugar free whipped cream if you like!
If you're using a personal blender, I found that it's better to mix the food coloring by hand because it won't stain the bottom and edges of the blender and it incorporates better altogether.
If you don't want your chocolate chips to sink to the bottom, you can roughly chop them into smaller pieces or use equal amounts of a chopped chocolate bar!
I would use the regular Halo Top vanilla ice cream and add more mint extract to taste. You could also use the Halo Top Cookies and Cream ice cream to make it a mint oreo milkshake!
Yes! I actually prefer it because it blends much better, but either will work. Use equal amounts of cauliflower rice.
Yes! Just add 1/4 of almond milk and freeze in a freezer safe container with a lid for at least 8 hours. Allow the ice cream to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften before serving. Store up to one month.
I haven't tested it with dairy free ice cream, and I'm not sure if there's a dairy free protein ice cream out there, but either way, please let me know in the comments if it works for you!
Sure! Here are some fun variations:
I can't wait for you to try this healthy mint chip protein milkshake! It's seriously one of my favorite desserts and you really won't notice (or mind) that it's a healthier version of ice cream.
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Thick, creamy, and secretly healthy, this Mint Chip Protein Milkshake is the best way to enjoy ice cream! It's gluten free, low sugar, and has 32 grams of protein per shake. Enjoy as a healthy dessert or post workout snack.
*You can also do equal amounts cauliflower rice. See blog post for more details.
Nutrition facts are a calculated estimate of one protein milkshake, including the chocolate chips.
Serving: 1 milkshake / Calories: 325g / Fat: 8g / Carbohydrates: 35.9g / Fiber: 6.5g / Sugar: 9g / Protein: 32.5g
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