Minty Green Smoothie

I used to love shamrock shakes back in the day, but those babies are loaded with sugar! One small shake has 65 g of sugar— and that’s not healthy sugar from fruits like bananas and dates. The shamrock shake syrup alone is primarily just high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and sugar with a few additives and color. 

My minty green smoothie is made from healthful, natural ingredients: kale, bananas, dates, chia seeds, mint, and plant-based milks. Healthy food not only makes your body feel great, but it tastes amazing too! 

Minty Green Smoothie
Serves 2
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  1. 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  2. 2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk*
  3. 1-2 pitted dates
  4. 1 frozen banana
  5. 1/4- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves**
  6. 2 cups greens (e.g. spinach, kale)
  7. Ice
Optional Add In
  1. 1-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  2. 1 more frozen banana
  3. 1/2 avocado
  1. Remove the pits from the dates. Wash the greens and the mint leaves. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into two cups and enjoy!
  1. Note 1: If you don't have plant-based milk, you could probably just swap in water. If you'd like it creamier, add 2 tbsp cashews, almonds, or pumpkin seeds.
  2. Note 2: Add more mint leaves for a stronger mint taste. You could also swap in pure mint extract instead.
Kristina DeMuth