Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Paleo Minty Green Smoothie (aka Shamrock Shake)


Confession time. I've never, ever had so much as a sip of a shamrock shake. This time every year, though, I receive multiple requests for a healthier, allergy-friendly version.

Based on the 50+ ingredients in the "real" thing, it's not too hard to clean it up. I've tweaked my recipe and method over the years, and think this is my best yet. Spinach and real mint give the shake its trademark green hue, and avocado boosts both the nutritional value and creaminess.

Hope you enjoy the minty goodness!

Paleo Minty Green Smoothie (aka Shamrock Shake)

1/2 ripe avocado
Frozen banana, cut into chunks
Handful baby spinach 
Couple of fresh mint leaves
3/4-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Splash of peppermint extract
Couple drops liquid vanilla stevia


Combine all ingredients in a blender until a smooth.

 If you want a super creamy texture and "do" xanthan gum, add 1/4 tsp. added to the mixture. The texture is great without it too, though.

13 comments:

  1. Super cool Green drink recipe!! It is so easy even my kids can make it. It is filled with complete nutrients. Thanks for sharing the recipe. On this weekend I’ll definitely make this smoothie at home.

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  2. This recipe is a favorite in my household. I cant make it enough My 2 and 4 yr olds always say "this is delicious mom!" whenever I make it.

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