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Paleo mint chocolate chip milkshake! Yeah, it’s cold...

Posted on January 09, 2014 by

Paleo mint chocolate chip milkshake! Yeah, it’s cold outside. But after I’ve been running for miles, nothing tastes better than a cool rich blast of creamy-minty goodness, set off by crunchy-tender deep cacao nibs. Mint chocolate chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors but it’s totally possible to make a paleo version that tastes just as good, and is super-healthy for you — full of antioxidants, magnesium, protein, and healthy fats. It’s so easy, and sooooo good!

Put all this stuff in a blender (preferably a high-speed one):

7 ice cubes made out of almond milk. Here’s how to make some out of stone-ground almond butter.

1 tbsp hazelnut silk by Jem Raw. You could also use any nut butter.

1 date (I’m grooving on soft plump fresh medjools from the Venice farmers market right now)

A pinch vanilla powder (or a capful extract)

A pinch salt (RealSalt is best, but any will do)

A sprig of peppermint (or a capful of peppermint extract.)

Enough water to fill blender to around 2 cups

Blend until everything is smooth; don’t overblend! For that milkshake-y texture, you want to keep this from getting totally liquified. Toss a tbsp or so of cacao nibs in, and whirr for a sec on the lowest speed, just to mix them in. Pour into a glass and put yet more cacao nibs on top. OMG yes!!!



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