Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and sip on this brilliant green smoothie with a hint of mint! This Healthy Shamrock Shake is a great way to eat your greens when a regular meal may not feel like something you can manage. You can add more agave if you prefer a sweeter taste, but remember, agave nectar is twice as sweet as regular table sugar so go gently.
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until desired consistency.
Dana Bloom and Emily Crasnick, Drexel Food Lab
- 2 cups spinach
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 tablespoons vanilla protein powder
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon agave, or to taste for a sweeter smoothie
- 1 cup ice
Ann's Tips and Tricks
If you buy pre-washed bagged spinach, if you are using it raw always wash it again to be on the safe side. If your immune is compromised, add a little vinegar to the wash water. Use whichever protein powder suits your needs, whether whey, egg, soy – there are so many – but try to buy the best quality you can.