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Shamrock Shake 2.0

It’s nearly St. Patrick’s Day, so to McDonald’s fans – it’s Shamrock Shake time!

I have a confession to make…

Back in the day, I used to be a big fan of that creamy, minty beverage.

But now? There is no way you’d catch me drinking that chemical cocktail!  But, that does not mean I have to go without.   So, I’ve made my own version that I can enjoy any old time I want!   Better yet, I’m sharing that version with you!

This shake has so much to offer — healthy fats, fibre, plant protein, natural sweetness and super powered antioxidants — that you can enjoy it guilt free for breakfast and even serve to your kids.

Win!

Shamrock Shake 2.0

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1 person
Author: Melanie Thomas

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut cream*
  • ½ cup milk of choice (I like unsweetened almond milk)
  • ½ cup baby spinach or kale
  • ¼ cup coconut water**
  • ½ frozen medium sized banana
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seed protein powder (another protein powder will be fine, but this one is GREEN)
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder (vanilla extract will work as well)
  • ¼ tsp peppermint extract (these vary greatly in strength, so start small, you can always add more)
  • 1-3 tsp maple syrup (optional, for those of you who aren't sweet enough already)
  • tsp Matcha green tea powder (optional, but provides an earthy sweetness and an antioxidant punch)
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a not so powerful blender add the almond milk and spinach and blend for 30 seconds or so, until the spinach is unrecognizable.  Then add the remaining ingredients and blend again.

Notes

*To make coconut cream, chill a can of coconut milk or cream in the fridge overnight then scoop out the thick cream that settles on top.  I like Native Forest Brand for its preservative free ingredient list.
**The coconut water is what’s left in the bottom of your can of coconut cream.
Plus, you can make this recipe Sugar-Free Real-Food Reset compliant by omitting the maple syrup and using a whole frozen banana if you need extra sweetness.

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