Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner and I know lots of people LOVE that seasonal Shamrock Shake.  Well how about making a healthier version of it with real ingredients.  Try this Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie on for size.   If you have a love for all things mint chocolate, you may also like my homemade Junior Mints or my Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites.

Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie

This recipe comes from Green Blender.  If you haven’t heard of them, let me tell you a bit.  They are a pretty awesome company.

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 Right now Green Blender is offering a discount code for My Whole Food Life Readers.  Just use the code: MYWHOLEFOODLIFE and receive 20% off.  Just click here to find out more.   Yay!  The recipe below is from Green Blender’s St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie

Prep Time 5 min Serves 2     adjust servings

The perfect St. Patrick's Day smoothie!

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 /4cup water
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 /2an avocado, pitted
  • 6 sprigs of mint
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 T cacao nibs

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add the water and spinach. Blend until everything has turned to liquid. Then, add the remaining ingredients, except the cacao nibs, and blend until smooth.
  2. Lastly, add the cacao nibs and pulse a few times so they get evenly distributed.
  3. Pour and serve.

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Green Blender, but all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that I love!

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5 thoughts to “Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie”

  1. I just want to say I really appreciate your positive spin on making healthier recipes! I read a lot of these types of sites and see a lot of junk-food bashing and judgments of people "still buying this stuff"...I love how you never do that, just offer healthier alternatives to things that are yummy but not so good for us. Thank you!

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