Healthy Vegan Shamrock Shake
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Serves: 1 serving
  • 1 very ripe, frozen, medium to large banana, broken into chunks
  • 1 ounce avocado (about ¼ of a medium avocado)
  • 1 to 2 romaine lettuce leaves or a handful of baby spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened rice milk, cashew milk, or coconut milk beverage (use homemade or lite coconut milk for paleo)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract, to taste
  • Sweetener to taste (see note below for options, including sugar-free)
  1. Add the banana, avocado, lettuce, milk beverage or coconut milk, vanilla and ⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract to your blender, so that the avocado and lettuce are closest to the blades and the frozen banana is furthest from the blades.
  2. Blend about 1 minute or until it is nice and smooth. If it gets too thick to blend, add a little more milk alternative to get things moving.
  3. Taste test and add more peppermint extract and sweetener, to taste, if desired. Pour into one large glass and enjoy with a spoon or straw (I added a little homemade coconut whip for the pictures).
Quick Notes: About 1 tablespoon of your favorite sweetener should do it, but feel free to adjust to taste. (see below for my “sugar-free” option – yes, there are naturally occurring sugars in banana)

No Sugar Added Option: Instead of the above noted sweetener, I used one 25mg Scoop of Stevia plus 1 Teaspoon of Sweet-X Xylitol Crystals.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at