Recipe: Mint Chocolate Protein Shake (That Tastes Like Dessert)

35 March 2, 2016 - At Home, Essential Oil Recipes, How to Use Essential Oils, Videos, Vitality™ essential oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

We are firmly in the camp that believes starting your morning off right doesn’t have to mean an extra early wake-up call or compromising flavor. That’s why we developed this recipe.

Using Pure Protein Complete™, refreshing Peppermint Vitality™, and a handful of spinach, this breakfast tastes like a dessert but packs a punch with ingredients you won’t feel guilty about.

Spinach Protein Shake with Peppermint Vitality

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Calories per serving: 120

Protein per serving: 13g



  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve!
  4. Take your shake on the go with a Premium Shaker Bottle in green or purple .


Experiment with your smoothies by adding any combination of these essential oils:


What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Share your ideas so we can all try them!

  • Karen

    Does the peppermint hurt the plastic cup that I blend the smoothie in? I drink it within 30 minutes but I just wasn’t sure if it’s bad for the blender cup being that it’s plastic.

    • Young Living

      Hi Karen, Many essential oils are incompatible with plastic material. You may want to drink the water immediately as the oils will cause the plastic to breakdown. We feel that it is better to avoid adding essential oils to plastic contains whenever possible. Using a PETE or PP plastic bottle can help, but we recommend switching to glass or stainless steel if you would like to use the same bottle for extended periods of time. Thanks for stopping by!

    • I love using 4 ounces of Ningxia Red, 1 packet of the Slique Protein Shake. 1 scoop of the chocolate Protein mix, add a few ice cubes, and fill the rest up with Almond milk. I use the shaker bottle with the wire ball in it and shake vigorously . This is delicious and taste like dessert. This high packed power drink keeps
      me full and energized for hours!

  • Nicole Hill

    I love 1 scoop of vanilla protein mix, handful of blueberries or cherries, almond milk, spinach /kale with a dash of the following spices: vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg or a few dashes of pumpkin pie spice! It’s like pie in a glass! Or replace spices with a toothpick stir of a spiced vitality oils 😉

  • Sharla

    I love the chocolate with cherries and a shot of Ningxia Red! Or the vanilla spice with frozen pineapple and a few drops of orange vitality!! Yum

  • Carole Scott

    I made this in my vitamix and added a frozen banana and another scoop of pure protein chocolate and it turned out great. I think next time, I will reduce the ice cubes too so it has more flavor.

  • Melissa

    I think I am trying this when I get my chocolate protein powder in on this month’s order…I have so missed my pure protein complete!

  • Charito Kaay

    I interchange the vanilla protein with any of the chocolate protein powder recipes. Just as delicious and lovelier lookiing!

  • Cheryl

    We love to add Cinnamon Bark Vitality to ours, it tastes like an iced Mexican hot chocolate. The Orange Vitality is amazing too. Both added to Pure Protein chocolate deluxe.

  • Esther Elliitt

    I use 1 banana, 2 T Coconut oil, 2 scoops Balance Complete, 1 C Almond milk, 1 T Diatomaceous earth, either 4 drops of Orange Vitality EO and 5 ice cubes in blender! Yummy!!! I also add a handful of fresh spinach when I have it on hand.

    • rhonda hershey

      OMG! Can I just say delicious! Just made this for breakfast and I’m pretty picky. Loved it!!!

  • Dianne Sbaw

    I love:
    1. 1 cup washed kale,
    2. 1/2 cup frozen cherries
    3. 1/2 c. Frozen raspberies
    4. 2 scoops of Chocolate Protein Complete mixed with 1 cup cold water
    5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
    6. 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Vitality
    7. 1 drop Lemon Vitality
    8. 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
    9. 1/2 frozen banana
    10. 1 ounce cold NingXia Red
    11. A few ice cubes
    Mix in blender and enjoy

    • Jennifer Vanderveer

      Diannne, that sounds like it would be soooo delicious!!!

  • Sydna

    What are some options with the vanilla protein powder?

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