It a’int St. Patrick’s Day unless everything is green! Green shirts, green foods, green treats, and more. When I was growing up in New York, my mom once brought home green bagels from the deli.. yes.. green bagels. I don’t even want to think about what was in there. And of course we can’t forget the Shamrock Shake! Everyones St. Patrick’s day fast food favorite. So why not make a real food version with a Paleo Shamrock Shake Smoothie??
This smoothie is AIP, totally dairy free, and so tasty! It’s creamy, just the right amount of minty, and made with only fruit and vegetables… no added sweetner. My husband had already eaten lunch when I offered to share this smoothie with him. At first he said he was full, but after he tasted it, it was gone in a matter of minutes!
The Ingredients You’ll Need For the Shamrock Shake Smoothie
This makes the smoothie super creamy! No, it’s not the lowest sugar fruit, but this is more of a treat smoothie.
These help balance the banana flavor.
Spinach blends really nicely in this smoothie and much less harsh than kale.
Fresh mint is key!
Dairy free milk
Coconut milk is what I used, but you can also use almond if you tolerate it, or even just water.
Not only does it make the smoothie more creamy, but it adds healthy fats to make it more satiating and help balance your blood sugar more .
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 1 handful (about 2 tbsp) fresh mint leaves
- 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/4 cup frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen peach
- 2 tbsp coconut butter
- Optional – 2 tbsp collagen peptides
- Using a high speed blender, blend the spinach and mint with the coconut milk to ensure they’re fully incorporated
- Add in the remainder of the ingredients and blend until creamy, adding 1-2 tbsp of more coconut milk if needed. If using a Vitamix, use the damper to push the ingredients down and blend properly.
- Serve chilled and enjoy!
This smoothie gives me allll of the festive feels! So great for the holiday weekend, or when you’re wanting some minty flare.
Enjoy, and be sure to tag me on social media if you make this!