¼ cup chocolate or carob chips
1 tablespoon sugar free or low glycemic caramel sauce
8-10 drops coconut flavored stevia (SweetLeaf brand)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 ½ tablespoons coconut oil, melted
½ cup ice cubes
As a former Girl Scout, I can still conjure up the flavor of pretty much any Girl Scout cookie from memory. There’s no denying the popularity of these cookies, especially since in recent years, they’ve started popping up in places other than the cookie jar. There are now Girl Scout cookie flavored coffee creamers, ice creams, crunch bars, even chapsticks. So I figured why not jump on the bandwagon and try to make a Girl Scout cookie flavored protein shake?
Samoas was never actually one of my favorite flavors, I was more of a Trefoil fan. But since it’s way easier to recreate a chocolate/caramel/coconut cookie than it is shortbread, I took a go at it. Plus, I already like to use coconut oil anyway, so I’m a step ahead.
I think the deliciousness of this one comes from the same flavor combination that made the cookie so popular. Even if you’re not a big fan of coconut (like me), combining it with chocolate and caramel makes all the difference. I used vanilla coconut milk instead of chocolate since I used chocolate protein powder but you could always switch these around or double them up to your liking. For the caramel sauce, I chose a low glycemic version (St. Dalfour) so I could enjoy the taste without worrying about my blood sugar. And the real clincher I think, is the coconut flavored liquid stevia. Since coconut oil doesn’t have a very strong taste, this gives the shake its namesake’s signature flavor!
Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.