Minty Green Smoothie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

One of the ways I’m (trying) to ward off COVID-related malaise/depression/fatigue is by celebrating minor holidays. I got this idea from one of my favourite authors Gretchen Rubin and her article Celebrate Leap Day, or Any Other Minor Holiday.

The first thing that came to mind when I thought about how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day was… The McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Or, rather, how could I make a healthier but still delicious version of that famous mint milkshake?

My version has lots of veggies and healthy fats! I don’t expect it will pose much competition to McDonald’s, but it’s a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day or just a nice spin on a green smoothie.

Minty Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe or overripe banana
  • 1 part frozen broccoli
  • 1 part frozen peas
  • 1 part avocado
  • Almond milk to cover other ingredients (I used unsweetened vanilla)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (per approximately 2 cups smoothie)
  • Agave syrup to taste (I used 2 Tablespoons per 2 cups smoothie)

Directions:

  1. Place banana, broccoli, peas, and avocado in a container (I recommend a large glass jar or smoothie cup).
  2. Add enough almond milk to cover fruits and veggies.
  3. Let sit at least a few hours or overnight in fridge.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add peppermint extract and agave to taste until you are happy with the flavour.
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