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Healthy Shamrock Smoothie

March 16, 2016

Shamrock Smoothie // Bakeaholic.ca

Shamrock Smoothie // Bakeaholic.ca

Lately, I’ve been trying to make a smoothie for breakfast before work. Usually I have breakfast at my desk; either oatmeal or homemade granola. When I’m running out the door I don’t leave myself enough time to grab smoothie ingredients and whip one up. Yeah, I know I could prep better the night before, make a smoothie bag with ingredients chopped up but I haven’t actually done that yet. 

I have been improving, however, waking up slightly earlier (than my wakeup time of 7:00), and throwing ingredients in the blender before giving it a whirl and pouring it in my to-go cup. The other morning I got to work (I’m a teacher) and was still sipping on my green smoothie when the kids came in. They were asking if I was having a ‘Shamrock Shake’ (they were obsessed with this phrase the week before spring break) – and I laughed, saying yes, but it wasn’t what they probably wanted to eat. I told them it had kale and spinach in it. Many ‘eews’ ensued from the class. They’re in grade 5, they don’t know they like vegetables yet. 

Shamrock Smoothie // Bakeaholic.ca

On the weekend or when I’m off, like for spring break, I’ll have a green smoothie everyday. This is my version of a ‘shamrock shake’ – healthy and green! If you’re like me and find yourself without time to prep a smoothie in the morning, chop up all the ingredients and toss it into a bowl or bag, then pour it into the blender with some ice and almond milk in the morning. 

Shamrock Smoothie // Bakeaholic.ca

…but if you want to indulge a little tomorrow, these chocolate stout brownies are ah-mazing. 

Have a happy, lucky & green St. Patrick’s Day!

Healthy Shamrock Smoothie
Serves 1
A healthier green version of your favourite Shamrock Shake Smoothie
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Ingredients
  1. Big Handful Kale
  2. Big Handful of Spinach
  3. Big Chunk Cucumber, washed & peeled
  4. 1/2 ripe banana
  5. 1-2 Tbs. Hemp Hearts
  6. Sprig of Mint
  7. Handful of Ice
  8. 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  9. Scoop Vega Proteins & Greens Powder (optional)
  10. Chia Seeds (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Pour into big glass - top with frozen raspberries and chia seeds if desired.
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