Who says St. Patrick’s Day indulgences have to be loaded with fat and sugar? This breakfast-worthy vegan shamrock shake is not only diet-friendly, it’s also loaded with nutrients that give it a beautiful minty green hue naturally! I enjoy this minty shake throughout the year, but like to share the recipe for this special “green” occasion.
Some of you may be a bit stand-offish with some of the healthy ingredients, but I can assure you that they disappear, melding with the other flavors rather than overpowering. But keep in mind, the process of making this shamrock shake is just as important as the ingredients. To keep it nice and thick (I like to eat it with a spoon!) and to ensure that all of the ingredients blend in completely, you will want to minimize the amount of liquid added.
Your blender can most likely handle a thick shake (note that I do not have a high powered blender, and this still works great for me), but you should always add the softer ingredients first, followed by the frozen banana, when using a standard blender. If using a personal blender, add the frozen banana first, and then the soft ingredients. Basically, you want the softer (and leafier) ingredients closest to the blades to help the blender gain some momentum before hitting the tough stuff. If you are tempted to add more liquid, do so modestly. Too much milk alternative might make the greens spin in the blender rather than fully processing into a festive, healthy shamrock shake.