One of the most common health goals for the new year is losing weight. This one of the reasons why I turned to Medifast a few months ago. With winter now at full throttle and the beautiful spring season a few months away, I’ve been determined to lose those lingering postpartum pounds from my third pregnancy. My goal has to been to shed at least 30 lbs. While I’ve not fully accomplished my goal yet, Medifast at least has given me to the boost that I needed to help jump start my weight loss goals for 2018. In the upcoming updates, I’ll share my before and after pictures. In the meantime, I’ll share one of my favorite Medifast hacks.
Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie
If you’re looking for a way to not only jump start your healthy goals for the New Year but a way to jump-start your morning, this Chocolate Peppermint Smoothie is perfect. The combination of peppermint and chocolate will always be a classic! This energy-boosting smoothie is a great way to start your day off fresh. The banana not only gives it a creamy texture, but it also makes this smoothie quite fulfilling. It is refreshing and satisfying to the last drop. It gives me the natural fuel, whether I need an energizing way to start the day or simple yet effective midday boost. Energy is much needed when I need to tackle a long and sometimes hectic day ahead of me, especially now that the holiday season is behind me. This means a mountain of to-do lists, projects, and homework!
Alternatively, you can infuse this smoothie with mint. I’ve also combined the Medifast French Vanilla Shake with a few drops of peppermint or mint flavor drops and was as just as satisfied with the flavor. Best of all, these flavors don’t add extra calories!
❏ 4 oz of Water
❏ Few Drops of Peppermint or Mint Flavor
❏ 1 Banana (optional)
❏ 4-8 Ice Cubes
❏ 1 Packet of Medifast Chocolate Shake
Place all ingredients (water, peppermint flavor, a packet of Medifast Chocolate Shake, banana, and ice cubes) in the blender. Blend the ingredients until you reach the desired consistency. Enjoy immediately!
How Medifast Go Works
What is Medifast Go and how does it exactly work? It is a clinically-proven diet program that guarantees fast weight loss and it is easy to follow. I’m able to eat six times a day, which includes five Medifast meals and one Lean and Green meal. Spacing out the meals 2-3 hours apart helps me deter mindless snacking. Recipe ideas for Lean and Green meals can be found on their site. You can even find meal inspiration from fellow Medifasters via social media such as Instagram. Busy? Their Flavors of Home® meals may be a better option for you. Each Flavors of Home® meal has the right portions of vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fat.
If you’re new to my dieting progress, I encourage you to read past Medifast Go posts to see if you think this will be the right diet plan for you. This is the best time of year to start the Medifast Go diet plan, especially since they’re running a special offer for 7 Days of Free Medifast Meals, bonus gifts, and free shipping on the first order as part of their renewal plan. It is hard to get bored with this plan, because they have over 150 foods to choose from, including protein bars! Meals are delivered right to your door. Plus, you’ll receive a food journal, plan guide, and dining out guide to help you get the best out of this program.
Receive Medifast with 7 Days of free meals included in the first month’s order with a renewal plan. $15 off orders of $150+ with coupon code SAVINGS15 at checkout! Some exclusions apply. Both offers expire on April 30th, 2018.
*Average weight loss for Medifast Direct® customers using Medifast Go™ is 11 pounds. Medifast Direct customers are in weight loss, on average, for 8 weeks.
This chocolate peppermint is so perfect for any gathering or holiday! I want to make one!
That sounds delicious. This is why I love smoothies. They’re a great way to get healthy stuff into yourself while drinking something that DOESN’T taste “healthy”. I can’t wait to try this.
I’m right there with you on trying to lose the baby weight! This smoothie sounds amazing, and I bet it would satisfy my ever present chocolate craving without going over the top.
YUMMY!! I am a chocolate girl all the way. I really like the addition of peppermint to give it a boost. Totally trying this recipe.
I would love to try that smoothie. It is great that it is not only great tasting but a boost to a healthy diet. I have lost a few pounds on my own lately so I will keep Medifast in mind when I need to lose more.
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Oh yes please! Chocolate and peppermint are two of my favs, so I am wicked excited to try this.
I love the idea of this smoothie! They’re quick, easy, and, if made correctly, can be very healthy. I like just about anything with chocolate and peppermint!
Always on the lookout for a new protein powder for my shake (mine is no more and all the other ones take fake to me).
I will check this out! Thanks.
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Mmm you had me a peppermint chocolate! Smoothies are a great way to get nutrients in when you don’t have time for a full meal.
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Oh now this sounds amazing! perfect for the New Year! I am ready to take off some weight!
Ooooh, I love chocolate and peppermint. I’ve actually been quite obsessed with it this season. Will have to try this.
That sounds like a fun way to help yourself lose weight especially since you’ll be drinking smoothies. It’s definitely worth a try especially after all the holiday eating!
I love anything mint chocolate! It’s one of my favorite food combos and just seems such a versatile combo too, comfy for winter and refreshing for summer!
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Peppermint is such a great flavor for some natural energy. I’ll definitely have to try my hand at this smoothie this year!
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I have always believed eating more frequently but less is the best for our bodies. I also think everything is a little better with some peppermint! This sounds good!
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I need to start to doing smoothies again. I need to lose some weight so I will check into this special.
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I can’t wait to give this a try. I LOVE chocolate and I love peppermint. And healthy to boot!
I have never heard of medifast before now but it sounds interesting. I love the looks and sound of a chocolate peppermint smoothie.
I am all about chocolate and peppermint lately. Never thought to put them together in a smoothie though! Gotta try this!
I have heard how good Medifast products taste. I am a big peppermint fan, so this would be right up my alley. Great idea!
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Your chocolate peppermint smoothie sounds like a winner. Fitness goals are rampant this time of the year. I also need to get me some too. Maybe I need to give this a try too.
Chocolate peppermint sounds like a delicious smoothie. I have known quite a few people that have had great results with medifast.
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Medifast sounds like some great stuff. I would love to give it a try.
I have never heard of Medifast. I should check it out some time.
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this sounds so amazing! I’m going to have to try this. thanks for sharing.
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OMG. I use another brand and love their chocolate mint flavor they only have once a year and you have just blown my mind that I can make my own chocolate mint with peppermint flavoring! Now I can have it all year. I may have to switch over to Medifast if this doesn’t work.
I bet my daughter would really like this. She is a huge fan of chocolate and mint together.
The smoothie sounds delish! Love that it is designed for on the go. Sometimes being on the go is the hardest part of any diet.
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This looks and sounds so tasty!! Definitely wishing I had one right now!
I love me some smoothie for breakfast. And chocolate and peppermint is one of my favorite combos. Yummy!
Now, this sounds like a smoothie I could stomach! I haven’t been able to do many smoothies the past few months, but this one looks amazing!
So many people are trying to lose weight as part of their New Year’s resolutions. It’s great that there are programs like this one to help them achieve their goals.
This looks wonderful. It makes such a difference when you are eating food that tastes good! What a great way to start the new year.
This sounds like it would be so delicious. Chocolate and peppermint together is such a great combo.