Mocha Mint Vegan Shamrock Shake

Why have a regular Shamrock Shake when you can have a coffee and chocolate-infused Mocha Mint Shamrock Shake? This simple recipe is packed with nutrients and made with delicious, plant-based ingredients. It also makes a great St. Patrick’s Day treat!

*This recipe is adapted from Heather’s “Mocha Mint Superfood Shamrock Shake” recipe that is featured on her blog The Soulful Spoon.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 cup loose-leaf spinach or ½ cup frozen spinach
  • ½ a frozen banana
  • 1 pitted Medjool date
  • A tiny drop of peppermint extract or peppermint essential oil or fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Tbsp cashew butter
  • ½ tsp instant coffee (regular or decaf)
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond, soy, or cashew milk
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 4-5 ice cubes
  • Optional toppings - unsweetened plain non-dairy yogurt and raw cacao nibs

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients except the toppings into a blender in the order listed.
  2. Blend on low, then progress to high until thick and creamy.
  3. Pour/scoop into a glass and leave enough at the top to add a dollop of unsweetened non-dairy yogurt and some raw cacao nibs (optional).
  4. Freeze for 20 minutes to let it set up and get thicker as well as more frosty and tastier. Plus, freezing it helps bring out the sweetness even more.

Tips

  • You can drink this shake or eat it frozen with a spoon!

Heather McClees is a nutritionist and professional writer from South Carolina, and the creator and author of her blog The Soulful Spoon where she shares plant-based recipes as well as wellness and nutrition tips each week. Heather has a B.S. Degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics, a minor in journalism, and attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to receive training in holistic health and wellness. She has written for multiple online outlets to spread the message of health and plant-based nutrition to others due to the way it has changed her life and the lives of people she has worked with, including her personal nutrition clients. Connect with Heather through her blog or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest
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