{crazy} healthy mint chocolate chip milkshake

my daily green smoothie recipe is getting a bit redundant.  pb2, frozen banana, milk and spinach.  easy and yummy but i wanted something new.  something fresh.  something green and minty.  my favorite ice cream flavor is mint chocolate chip.  this flavor was the inspiration.

1 cup milk
1 banana (mine was peeled and frozen)
3 cups baby spinach
1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (a little goes a LONG way!)
1 sprig fresh mint leaves
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
3 cups ice cubes
2 tablespoons chocolate chocolate chips

blend all ingredients except for chocolate chips until smooth. add more milk if mixture is too thick to turn. add chocolate and pulse until ground into chunky pieces. transfer to glasses.

yesterday i bought mint chocolate chip ice cream.  like no other ice cream before, it is still in our freezer.  i made one of these last night and it hit the craving.  super healthy.  ridiculously delicious.  i see many more of these in my future.