St. Patrick's Super-Green Minty Sham-mock Vegan Milkshake with spirulina

Take a healthy twist on celebrating St. Patrick's Day with this minty sham-"mock" vegan milkshake.  The secret to the natural green color in this smoothie recipe is spirulina powder: just a dash adds plant-based iron, calcium, and protein.  Served up in a chilled, glass for some dairy-free Irish luck any day of the year.

EASY         Servings:  1 

Ready In: 5 minutes

St. Patrick's Day Super-Green Minty Sham-Mock Vegan Milkshake: Healthy, Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipe

St. Patrick's Day Super-Green Minty Sham-Mock Vegan Milkshake: Healthy, Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipe

Chef's Healthy Tip:  Green Spirulina Protein Powder adds natural, plant-based vegan color to this super-green smoothie recipe

Chef's Healthy Tip:  Green Spirulina Protein Powder adds natural, plant-based vegan color to this super-green smoothie recipe

Chef's Tip:  Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with fresh mint for a beautiful, delicious presentation of this dairy-free vegan milkshake

Chef's Tip:  Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with fresh mint for a beautiful, delicious presentation of this dairy-free vegan milkshake

Ingredients

1 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
2 dates, pitted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Spirulina powder
1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened plain
1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped


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St. Patrick's Day Super-Green Minty Sham-Mock Vegan Milkshake: Healthy, Plant-Based, Dairy-Free Smoothie Recipe

Procedure
In advance, freeze the banana for at least an hour.

To make the Sham-Mock Minty Vegan Milkshake:  In a blender, combine the frozen banana, dates, vanilla, spirulina, and almond milk.  Puree until smooth.  Add the mint and blend just another 10 seconds, until combined.

Serve in a frosted glass and enjoy!

Chef's Tip:  Spirulina naturally adds green color to this minty shake.  If you don't have it, don't sweat it.  The mint will also help add green color.  For even more mint flavor, try adding 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract.  You can also swap out the dates for a few drops of Stevia extract.

Yield: 1 shake


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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Milkshake (9.3 ounces)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 185.99
Calories From Fat (10%) 19.1
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.14g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 116.9mg 5%
Potassium 674.26mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 41.49g 14%
Fiber 5.19g 21%
Sugar 25.29g
Protein 3.62g 7%
Calcium 10.78mg 1%
Iron 121.95mg 678%
Vitamin A 192.72IU 4%
Vitamin C 0.33mg <1%


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