Shamrock Smoothie
Recipe type: Breakfast/Snack
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Serves: 2 cups
 
When it comes to nutrition, this Shamrock Smoothie is definitely a pot full of gold. Bright green, lusciously creamy and full of vitamins and minerals, this shake is a perfect way to start the day on March 17th or any day of the year!
Ingredients
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh spinach leaves
  • ¾ cup milk (or soy or almond beverage)
  • ½ medium avocado
  • ¼ cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves (about 25 leaves)
  • ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract (optional)
  • Honey or maple syrup to taste
  • Optional: dark chocolate chips or shavings as garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into 2 glasses, garnish with mint sprig and chocolate shavings (if desired) and enjoy!
Notes
*Nutrition Information analyzed using Eatracker.ca

Time-Saver Tip: Prep your ingredients the night before by putting chopped banana, spinach, mint and avocado into a container and freeze overnight. In the morning all you need to do is measure the liquid ingredients, throw in the frozen ingredients and blend!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 209 Fat: 7.8 Saturated fat: 1.2 Unsaturated fat: 6.6 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 31.8 Sugar: 19.5 Sodium: 71.9 Fiber: 5.5 Protein: 6.6 Cholesterol: 2.4
Recipe by Erika Brown R.D. at http://www.erikabrownrd.com/recipes/go-green-with-a-shamrock-smoothie/