A two-toned healthy Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie with two veggies hiding underneath sweet, frosty, milkshake-meets-smoothie flavor!
I considered skipping St. Patty’s Day entirely in terms of a themed treat–there are so many healthy shamrock shake recipes out there already. But the idea to add chocolate to the shamrock and sneak veggies into both layers persuaded me to not pass up the minty green occasion. Also the concept of coating a jar in copious amounts of chocolate may have had something to do with it. For presentation purposes of course.
I have missed making multi-layered milkshakes and frozen fruity jars these past few chilly months. Filling up a glass with countless shades of sweet and sprinkled-in things is always one of the most fun kitchen creation processes. It’s March now. It’s spring soon. It’s time to bring back the frosty beverages and bowls, I think.
This Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie could reasonably replace your morning green smoothie (well minus the chocolate drips maybe). Veggie colored, fruit sweetened, and a little chocolate with breakfast never hurt anybody. And when it comes to veggie count this one may actually win with two veggies blended in, not just the spinach you are expecting.
Thank goodness I don’t organize or clean out my freezer very often because while digging for the frozen bananas (which get buried deep during the winter) I spotted a bag of frozen cauliflower I didn’t know I had and decided to put it to use
I’ve seen this smoothie trick of trend for a while now, but had yet to try it for myself. Pack in extra veggies while making the smoothie extra thick? Um YEAH! And it’s already an established fact that I am not opposed to cauliflower as chocolate.
As you can see in the video it really boosts up the frosty texture, and you cannot taste it. Or if you can taste it then you clearly did not add enough cacao powder.
Except for that one unexpected add-in, I kept everything else simple. Minimal ingredients. Standard smoothie stuff. Your smoothies always involve piped coffeehouse-style whipped toppings, shaved chocolate, and fresh herb garnishes too, right?
A two veggie, two tone, almost too pretty to eat treat for two!
Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 large handful spinach
- 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 1 cup non-dairy milk I used coconut milk
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen cauliflower
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 cup non-dairy milk
To serve (optional)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Coconut whipped cream
- Chocolate shavings and mint leaves to garnish
Melt the chocolate chips. Dip the rim of your jars/glasses into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to drizzle/drip more around the top. Coat the spoon in chocolate and shake it in the bottom of the jar to create the small chocolate splatters. Freeze for 5 minutes.
Blend each smoothie layer separately until very creamy.
Layer into the decorated jars/glasses. Top with coconut whipped cream, shaved chocolate, and mint leaf.
More sweet treats worthy of a whipped cream swirl…
-A shake-smoothie hybrid of a different color
-No one said the swirl itself couldn’t be chocolate
-My favorite pie in creamy and quick parfait form
–Golden and full of only good stuff
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