Healthy Shamrock Shake – Minty Green Smoothie Recipe

Don’t give in to those advertisements for a Shamrock Shake, make a healthy shamrock shake instead!

Yes, we have all seen the commercials, and we have all seen the signs that the Shamrock Shakes are available for a limited time only at a popular fast food restaurant.

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A Healthy Shamrock Shake ready to be enjoyed!

What is it about a mint flavored, green milkshake that gets everyone so excited?

Is it the thought that Spring is just around the corner? Or is it because St. Patrick’s Day is an excuse to eat or drink anything that is green?

Whatever the reason, year after year, those Shamrock Shakes are back and ready to ruin your diet.

But now there is an alternative – Healthy Shamrock Shakes!

Healthy Shamrock Shakes

There are a couple of keys to making the best Healthy Shamrock Shake.

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Fresh mint adds natural flavor to this recipe.

First of all, be sure to use the milk that combines almond milk and cashew milk. This provides a consistency that more resembles a milkshake rather than a smoothie.

Before freezing your banana, be sure to cut or tear it into chunks. This makes it easier on your blender and the it mixes more evenly than if left whole.

And finally, be sure to add the ingredients to the blender as listed. The liquid should always go in first, and the frozen and harder to blend items are the last to get put in.

Trust me, this will save on the life of your blender. And it will also give you a better mixed smoothie!

See also: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Minty green smoothie in the blender.

Ingredients:

¾ cup Almond Breeze Almond milk Cashew milk, original unsweetened

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup packed spinach leaves

¼ cup fresh mint, about 10 leaves

2 tablespoons almond butter

2 large ice cubes

1 frozen banana, cut in pieces

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The blend of almond milk and cashew milk helps improve the consistency of the smoothie.

Instructions:

In a high-powered blender, combine all the ingredients in the exact order listed.  Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed for desired consistency.

Pour and serve. Enjoy!

Check out the printable recipe below and let me know what you think!

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Healthy Shamrock Shake

A delicious minty green smoothie that is a healthy and delicious substitute for Shamrock Shakes.
Course: Beverages
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk original unsweetened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup packed spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint about 10 leaves
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 large ice cubes
  • 1 frozen banana cut into chunks

Instructions

  • In a high-powered blender, combine all the ingredients in the exact order listed. Blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed for desired consistency.
  • Pour and serve.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Healthy Shamrock Shake – Minty Green Smoothie Recipe
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