HO HO HO! Thank heavens that pumpkin spice season is over. ‘Tis the season for the reason to overdo it on another ubiquitous holiday flavor profile. Peppermint Mocha!
Mint is such a wonderful flavor – it justifies going to town on a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream in the name of being a great breath freshener. Right? Oy. This ‘logic’ of mine is the reason I don’t keep ice cream in this house. Too dangerous.
So Santa came early. He brought me not one, not 2, but THREE cool things on Saturday. First, Peppermint Bark Progenex! I missed out on the limited run last year, so I made sure to hop on the order train right after Thanksgiving as not to miss out 2 years in a row. Secondly, he brought me the 155 squat clean PR that I had a few solid misses on last Sunday at open gym. That was an awesome moment. Third, he brought a Lululemon Vinyasa Scarf in PURPLE FLEECE. Have I yet raved over how wonderful those scarves are on airplanes? A lulu vinyasa scarf is so big it’s practically a blanket. Can’t wait to take it on my next trip. On my trip to Arkansas a couple weeks ago, the airplane blanket did nothing to help my toes keep from going numb.
Anyone who follows me on IG is aware I didn’t have the box for more than 3 minutes before busting the Peppermint Bark open. However, I checked the mail in the morning and the CrossFit Factory Square in-house throwdown was coming quick. I had to get my butt out of the house and down to the box. What’s a girl to do with a new flavor of protein and a need for caffeine on a quest for a new PR?
Bulletproof Peppermint Mocha
– 1 scoop Progenex Recovery – Peppermint Bark
– 1 tbsp Unsalted Grassfed Butter (My preference is Kerrygold)
– 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
– Splash of So Delicious French Vanilla Coconut Milk Creamer (Found at Whole Foods)
– Splash Pure Vanilla Extract
– 1 cup Hot Coffee
Helpful Appliance Recommendation: A hand blender. If you don’t yet have one, perhaps include it on your Christmahanukwanzaakah list? Here’s the one I use. Also, I love my Keurig.
My process is the same for my traditional daily fix of Bulletproof Coffee:
In a glass measuring cup, measure out all the ingredients minus the coffee. Then, pour the hot coffee over the ingredients to kickstart the fat’s melting process. This is when I just let the Keurig drip onto it and melt it all slowly.
Once your fat solids have begun to liquefy (I usually let it sit for a minute) mix it all up with your immersion blender until it’s smooth and frothy.
Take THAT, Starbucks!