Healthy vegan shamrock shake

I’m not apologizing, but this post feels as much sham as shamrock. Not trying to be witty with the play on words, either…only the connection couldn’t be ignored. What I mean is, I have let this blog sit post-less for too long, and this is only a check-in that barely exceeds a text. On the flip side, I love this version of a shamrock shake, and who doesn’t love texting, or at least love the option of it?

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Truly, it’s easy going green with shakes like this to start the day. Doesn’t a little mint make everything lovely? Cacao nibs, even lovelier. My preference is blending them in with everything else rather than sprinkling on top only, but that’s nice, too.

Once again, lack of recipe shares hasn’t been down to lack of recipes I want to share. In fact, I’ve been working on some super fun projects I’m really excited to relay…hopefully very soon. The issue is squeezing more into increasingly less blocks of time, which are increasingly later at night (little one has dropped the nap and other factors). Stating not complaining. Happy St. Patty’s Day! (More soon.) 🙂

 

Healthy vegan shamrock shake

  • 1 frozen large ripe or overripe banana, cut into chunks
  • 3 or 4 fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk or blend
  • Generous handful (1/3 – ½ cup) spinach leaves
  • 5-6 ice cubes
  • cacao nibs or chocolate chips to blend or serve, optional

Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. Add the chocolate either before or after blending.

  1. Melissa Mosley
    March 21, 2016

    I accidentally tried this with frozen kale instead of spinach (from not looking at the bag), and it was very good! Thanks, Wendy!

    • Wendy McMillan
      March 25, 2016

      Melissa, I ALMOST wrote this as frozen spinach, kale or other greens! I think I will change thanks to your comment. 🙂 So glad you liked it! I’m having one most days. 😉

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