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A Healthy Shamrock Shake

DSC_0052-6 We pass a McDonald’s on the way to and from school. Each March the kids notice the Shamrock Shake sign up and ask if we can stop. I say, “Let’s make our own and add chocolate chips!” We make mint chocolate chip smoothies all the time but somehow making them green is more special, so I added some fresh baby spinach. You can’t taste the spinach and you get to add a veggie. Drop the following into a blender, mix well, and enjoy!


  • Two bananas, peeled and frozen (three if you are using apple bananas)
  • A drop or two of mint extract OR 12 mint leaves
  • a large handful of fresh baby spinach (about 1 c. packed)
  • 2 T. chocolate chips (optional – makes it yummy but muddies the color a bit)
  • 1/2 c. milk of your choice. You may need to add a bit more.

Directions Put the ingredients in the blender and blend well. *Go less healthy and substitute several Thin Mint cookies for the chocolate chips. Heck, while you are at it, just add both 😉


4 comments on “A Healthy Shamrock Shake

  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing, my girls are always asking for those shakes too, can’t wait to give your recipe a try at our house this week!

    Pink and Green Mama

  2. Miscellaneous From Missy
    March 9, 2013

    Found you through Pink and Green Mama’s linky party. What a great recipe! Thanks!

  3. Gary
    March 4, 2015

    This looks incredibly awesome! Something equally awesome is The World Cooking Project! It is a great way for people to connect with cooks from around the world to make awesome dishes like this one right in their own home! http://www.theworldcookingproject.com

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