It’s that time of the year when we all get the urge to drink something green and pretend that we’re all Irish.
While I’ve had green beer before, it’s totally not my thing! At all!
But I absolutely LOVE this bright green, super-healthy, Shamrock shake! So here’s the recipe, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
I used frozen bananas to give this green smoothie a “milkshake” consistency.
It has a bit of a mint flavor, and the avocado gives it a nice, creamy texture and some heart healthy fats.
Don’t worry about the spinach overpowering the smoothie. You can’t even taste it.
By the way, clover is actually edible, like many other lawn “weeds”. It’s also an important food for pollinating insects like honey bees and bumble bees.
Unfortunately, It will be a couple months before I see clover in my yard here in New York. (There’s two feet of snow covering it right now!)
Shamrock Shake Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced *
- 1/4 avocado, peeled
- 2 small handfuls of fresh baby spinach
- 5 to 15 fresh mint leaves (depending on how large your leaves are)
- 8 ounces homemade almond milk
Directions: Start by adding the liquid to your blender (see my blender recommendations), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
* Tips For Using Frozen Banana: Remove peel before freezing bananas. When you are ready to make this green smoothie, remove it from the freezer and slice it with a large knife before adding to your blender.
Slicing the banana up into smaller pieces helps it blend more thoroughly.
Calories: 227 | Fat: 8g | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 32g | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 4% RDA | Iron: 1.4mg | Vitamin A: 127% RDA | Vitamin C: 32% RDA
This smoothie is also a rich source of folate, vitamina B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Serving Size: One
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