Three tall glasses of mint chocolate chip shamrock shakes topped with whipped cream and fresh mint

Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

This healthier for you Mint Chocolate Chip Shake is a nutrient-dense food and gets its gorgeous green color from an ample amount of spinach making it a creamy and delicious St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shake.

Prep: 5 minsTotal: 5 mins
Servings: 2 1x


  • 1 large handful of fresh (or frozen) spinach
  • 8 oz. milk of choice (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ small avocado
  • 1 medium banana (about 125g), frozen, and cut into chunks
  • ½ tsp. mint extract (such as Simply Organic) or ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 12 Tbsp. cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life! brand mini-chips)
  • Optional: 2-3 Tbsp. collagen peptides or protein powder of choice – use plant-based protein for vegan


  1. In a high-speed blender, place the spinach, milk of choice, ice, avocado, banana, mint extract, and collagen or protein powder of choice if using).  Blend on high for 60-seconds or until well blended and creamy.
  2. Optional: Add the cacao nibs or chocolate chips, pulse for 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into two glasses and top with a few additional cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: ½ recipe (without optional protein powder)
  • Calories: 202
  • Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Carbohydrate: 28g
  • (Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 18g)
  • Protein: 6g


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