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Thanksgiving is past – bring on the peppermint!
I love peppermint. I also hate coffee. Bulletproof-style coffee (basically metabolism-boosting, super creamy coffee that is full of healthy fats like coconut oil and butter) sounds great in theory, and I’m sure it smells good, but since I hate coffee, I’ve taken to experimenting with other flavors of Bulletproof-style drinks. You can see some links to my latest concoctions a little further down in the post. My most recent “Velvety” creation (I chose the prefix “Velvety” for my Bulletproof-style drinks to avoid copyright issues…and it’s an apt description!) was a delicious hot chocolate that was already receiving rave reviews the day I posted it. In keeping with the flavors of Christmas, here’s a hot peppermint drink to join it!
This hot drink is not meant to be an all-day sipper but rather paired with a meal or snack. Once in awhile you could actually use it on its own for breakfast or a snack (I’d add a little extra protein powder), but don’t forget your “real food”. 😉
By the way, if you need a Christmas gift idea for yourself, might I suggest a Vitamix blender? Our Ninja gave up the ghost a few months ago so we bought a refurbished Vitamix, and it’s working great! It’s so nice to have a fully-functioning blender again, and the Vitamix does blend smoother than the Ninja did even when it was new.
Just in case you’re wondering about the flecks of peppermint in my drink, I bought some xylitol-sweetened peppermints from this site, and I’ve been having fun using them in recipes! It’s so nice to know that they’re sweetened with an acceptable sweetener.
Want other metabolism-boosting, Bulletproof-style drink options? You may enjoy…
As always, check out the Notes section of the recipe for tips, extra allergy info, and answers to FAQs. Check out the “suggested products” section below the printable recipe to see the products I use and recommend. You can also find links to these products in the recipe itself. Some of the links included in the recipe and blog post are affiliate links, which means that if you make purchases through these links, I make a small commission to help defray the costs of running this blog (at no extra charge to you). To those of you who faithfully remember to buy through my links – thank you so much! You help me keep this blog (and the free recipes) going!
You may also enjoy:
- Starting THM
- my recipe index
- my recipes grouped by fuel type, allergy info, and theme
- Christmas-themed recipes
- Deep S recipes
- hot drink recipes
- peppermint recipes
- Add the peppermint tea bags to the almond milk and water and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
- Blend all the ingredients, including the hot liquid, until smooth. Taste and add more peppermint extract, sweetener, and/or salt if needed. Enjoy!
Be careful when blending hot liquids as they may cause pressure to build up in your blender. Vent the blender as needed. An immersion blender can be a good option as well.
- Vitamix Blender (5300 Certified Refurbished) – Amazon
- Whey Protein Powder
- THM Pristine Whey Protein Powder
- THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder
- Watkins Pure Peppermint Extract