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Superfood Shamrock Smoothie

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day, I’ve whipped up a superfood shamrock smoothie that’s bursting with green nutrition.ย 

In honor of St. Paddy's Day, I've whipped up a superfood shamrock smoothie that's bursting with green nutrition. | @TheFoodieDietitian

Hope ya’ll enjoyed your St. Paddy’s Day weekends! We had some friends over Sunday night for dinner for corned beef and all the fixins (I ate all the fixins). Of course,ย I made more Irish soda bread and in traditional Irish fashion, a few pints of Guinness were had…and Bailey’s…and Jameson. OK, yes. We made Irish car bombs. They’re so fun!

After a few pints on Sunday night, I was craving some serious green detox smoothie action to whip me back into shape. I decided to keep in the shamrock spirit and create a superfood green smoothie for the holiday where you want ALL THE GREEN THINGS.

It turned out pretty delicious and the wheatgrass and maca powders are masked by the strong flavor of the fresh mint and potent cocoa nibs. And don’t fret if you don’t have the powders listed in the recipe. I tried the smoothie with and without and it tasted just as well without. You just get an added nutrition boost by adding them in.

Superfood Shamrock Smoothie | @TheFoodieDietitian

Either way, this smoothie is antioxidant-packed with the kale and cocoa nibs and tastes like a thin mint. Yes, those delicious chocolate mint girl scout cookies that I store in the freezer because they’re ten times better cold. Try it. Trust me. The frozen thin mint that is. Butย first try the smoothie because St. Paddy’s Day only comes around once a year!

Superfood Shamrock Smoothie | @TheFoodieDietitian

Superfood Shamrock Smoothie

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 cups kale, packed
  • 3 tbsp cocoa nibs
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint, packed
  • 1 tbsp maca powder
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • 2 cups coconut milk


  1. Add all ingredients, in the order listed above, to a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve cold.
  2. Optional: garnish with extra cacao nibs and mint leaves.

Tell me, are you a fan of green smoothies? How did you celebrate St. Paddy’s Day?

Try some of my other St. Patrick’s Day recipes:

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread | @TheFoodieDietitian

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon-6-2

Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon


Irish Lentil Guinness Stew

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  1. I am absolutely a fan of green smoothies! Especially this time of year ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Love the superfood additions! I’ve been making lots of super green smoothies lately, but rarely with the addition of mint and chocolate. Am definitely going to try this combo out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Yum! Just planted mint in my herb garden, and I can’t wait for it to take off ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Love the color of this! You sure know how to rock a holiday!

  5. That’s definitely packed with superfoods! Love the maca powder, I have some and couldn’t decide what to do with it. Now I know ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This smoothie looks beautiful! I’m adding it to my St. Patty’s day menu! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I wish everyone would drink this superfood smoothie vs. those crazy McD shamrock shakes!

  8. Sounds like my kinda St. Pats! I was so lame this year and didn’t do anything to celebrate- but I love this superfood smoothie!

  9. That looks beautiful! I’d love to have a glass.

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