Healthy Shamrock Shake

This Healthy Shamrock Shake combines 8 nutritious and delicious ingredients like avocados, Greek yogurt and spinach, and you can blend it up in under 5 minutes!

A perfect St. Patrick's Day treat that you can feel good about, no added colors, dyes or other crazy ingredients! Just simple, delicious goodness. Ditch the golden arches and whip up your own fun and festive Shamrock Shake instead!



Healthy Shamrock Shake


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)

  • 1/4 C vanilla Greek yogurt (look for one low in added sugar)

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2 C spinach, frozen

  • 10 fresh mint leaves (or use 1/4 tsp. mint extract)

  • 1 Tbsp. honey

  • Ice to desired thickness

*Makes one smoothie, simply double the ingredients for two and share the Shamrock love!



Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or vitamix.

  2. Pulse on medium high for approximately 2-3 minutes, adding ice as needed to desired thickness (if using a standard blender vs. a vitamix you may need to stop and temper ingredients with a wooden spoon to ensure even blending).

  3. Pour into a fun glass and top with some fun festive toppings! Check out the smoothie tips below for ideas.


Smoothie tips:

  • Watching your added sugars? Look for low sugar Greek yogurt, such as the Two Good brand which contains just 2 grams of sugar per 5.3 ounce cup!

  • Not a fan of honey? You can sub with your favorite sweetener such as maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia or agave.

  • Need to avoid dairy? Substitute your favorite dairy-free yogurt to make it dairy-free! recommend using honey or vanilla flavored yogurt. If you use plain yogurt, you will need to increase the amount of honey so that it's sweet enough.

  • Can I use fresh spinach? Of course! The frozen spinach just helps make it a thick and creamy shake, so you'll need to increase the amount of ice and blend to desired thickness.

  • Try some fun and festive add ons! Top your shake with whip cream, sprinkle on some chocolate shavings, mini chocolate chips, some coconut flakes or dust with unsweetened dark cocoa powder. For more of a chocolate mint twist, add 1 tsp. of dark cocoa powder to your shake and blend.



Healthy Shamrock Shake


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