Spring is fast approaching, which means cleansing foods and fresh everything. And after a long winter full of nourishing root veggies, we’re craving all things light and green! So, we’re breaking out the blender for this refreshing Mint Matcha Smoothie. Full of nutrient-rich spinach, cooling mint, metabolism-boosting matcha, and low-sugar, antioxidant-rich cacao nibs, this creamy green smoothie will satisfy your sweet tooth in the healthiest way.
Enjoy this recipe as a plant-powered easy prep breakfast or healthy Saint Patrick’s Day treat! The best part? You can enjoy this better-for-you recipe without compromising on taste or flavor! Made with less than 10 ingredients in under 5 minutes, what’s not to love?
And as an added bonus, we’re sharing a simple 2-Step Homemade Cashew Milk that will take this healthy shamrock shake to a whole new level of creamy.
Healthy Mint Matcha Shamrock Shake
- 1-2 cups homemade cashew milk (recipe below) or favorite milk of choice
- 1 frozen ripe banana
- 1 cup spinach (or dark leafy greens of choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tbsp fresh mint or ¼ tsp peppermint extract
- ½ tsp matcha powder, optional
- 1-2 tbsp cacao nibs, optional
Step #1: Add 1 cup of liquid to your blender. Next, add the remaining ingredients aside from the cacao nibs.
Step #2: Blend until smooth, adding additional liquid as needed.
Step #3: Add the optional cacao nibs and pulse 2-3 times until well mixed.
Step #4: Serve and enjoy!
Bonus Recipe: 2-Ingredient Homemade Cashew Milk
Skip the store-bought milk for this quick and easy 2-ingredient creamy cashew milk! It comes together in minutes — no straining required! Customize with your favorite add-ins or enjoy as is.
Not a fan of cashews? Give these other homemade dairy-free milks a try!
- 1 cup cashews
- 3 cups water
- 1-2 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
Step #1: Cover raw cashew nuts with water and soak them for 4 hours or overnight.
Step #2: Strain the cashews and rinse well.
Step #3: Add all of the above ingredients, including any flavor add-ins, to a high-speed blender. Once the lid is secure, blend on medium-high until your mixture is smooth and creamy. No straining is necessary!
Step #4: Taste test and adjust sweetness or flavorings as needed.
Step #5: Pour mixture into a large pitcher or sealable glass jar. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Keep It Fresh & Green This Spring!
Whether you’re looking for a fun and festive Saint Patrick’s Day recipe or you’re ready to transition into light and flavorful recipes for spring, this healthy matcha mint shamrock shake will satisfy all your needs. It’s packed with plant-based nutrients, low in sugar, and full of metabolism-boosting ingredients like matcha and spinach. Best of all, it’s easy to customize for any eating plan and comes together in minutes! When you’re craving a lean and green treat that tastes like dessert, turn to this energy-boosting blend.
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