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Feel Good Shamrock Shake

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The Shamrock Shake. Minty. Creamy. Frosty. With a refreshing sweetness that only spring could deliver. But truth be told. That tall swirl of green is usually loaded with some very un-inspiring ingredients. Traditionally, you get dairy, artificial colors and loads of saturated dairy fat. But even the veganized versions, made using vegan ice cream carry a hefty calorie and sugar load.

Well this Feel Good Shamrock Shake makes it so you can enjoy this dreamy seasonal beverage without the post shake belly ache.

I LOVED this spin on Sham. And I hope you do too!..



Yes, yes you can add waaaaaaaaaaay more coconut whip than I did. But seriously, this frosty-minty shake barely even needs it. Watch a DIY coconut whip video here.

vegan shamrock shake

The best part about this shake is that you can enjoy it as a snack or refresher smoothie. I love mine as a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up.

good for you shamrock shake

That Green Color? You do not need artificial colors when there are wonderful + healthy options!

- I used Encha matcha, which I adore.
- You could also try spirulina, Green Dream by Philosophie (protein superfood powder I also love) or even a few dark leafy greens! There are a few other protein powders that are green-ish too.

But what will that taste like? The matcha has a very subtly grassy flavor that you will barely notice since the amount is so small and the sweetness and peppermint really take over. Spirulina will also have a slightly grassy flavor, just add a tiny bit for a subtly green color.

good for you shamrock shake


Feel Good Shamrock Shake

Kathy Patalsky
Published 03/07/2016
Feel Good Shamrock Shake
Frosty, minty and creamy - this vegan Shamrock Shake is a seasonal treat that will leave you feeling amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup non-dairy milk*
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk ice cubes**
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1/2 tsp organic matcha (I use + love Encha***)
  • 1/4 tsp organic peppermint extract
  • optional: DIY coconut whip or rice or soy whip to taste
  • * Use a higher fat non-dairy milk for best results - low cal/low fat will not work best
  • ** Try coconut milk ice cubes for a richer, creamier texture! So good!
  • *** Encha is my fave matcha brand, I am a proud ambassador of their product. Learn more about matcha. Alternative: You could also use spirulina or a small amount of leafy greens for the green color.

Instructions

  • A few hours ahead of time, freeze your fave non-dairy milk into ice cubes. I like almond milk, but soy or even coconut milk work too. You could even use non-dairy yogurt! Once you have all the ingredients in a blender you blend until smooth! Garnish with fresh mint and coconut whip to taste. Yes, you can add much more whip than I did. ;)
Yield: 1 large shake
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.
Total time: 5 mins.

Nutrition


  • Calories: 190

Tags: shamrock shake,smoothie,shake,green smoothie,mint,dessert,breakfast,vegan,dairy-free

Shamrock Shake

disclosure: I am a very proud Encha matcha ambassador. My fave matcha brand! Organic. Amazing company. Love. Read my matcha reviews here.

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