Do you think it’s a coincidence that Girl Scout Cookies are sold each year in January? I mean, here you have all of these people pledging healthy resolutions and next thing you know then there’s a Girl Scout on every corner. They get you when you come out of the grocery store, presumably after filling your cart with nothing but fruits and vegetables, but how can you possibly say no to those sweet little faces? I know the feeling… as Mom of a Brownie, my office is full of cases of Girl Scout Cookies.
I didn’t make any resolutions this year and generally adhere to ‘everything in moderation’, but I did vow not to eat as many cookies this season as I did last year. I got a little out of control and way above “moderation” with the Thin Mints.
I have a protein shake every day, usually after my workouts, and today I noticed that the Peanut Butter Patties were just sitting there inconspicuously beside my Blendtec. I like to add a scoop of peanut butter or PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter to my protein shakes with an occasional drizzle of chocolate, so when I saw the cookies I had a light bulb moment. I tossed in two cookies with my usual almond milk, banana, and protein. (This is the brand of protein I buy.) The result was delicious and with only 65 calories each, I really don’t feel bad about adding them in. I’m going to have to try Thin Mints next!
- 2 cups ice
- 8 oz almond milk
- 1 scoop protein powder
- 2-4 Girl Scout Cookies of choice
- 1 banana
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend well.