Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a “Green” Smoothie

St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon. How will you celebrate? How about starting with a “green” smoothie. This year, enjoy a tasty Shamrock Shake the healthy way courtesy of Vega, a leader in the plant-based natural health and performance products industry. Festive green smoothies are the perfect way to sneak some healthy greens into your diet before the green beer starts flowing!

Peggy K’s Vegan Shamrock Smoothie

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Made with a full avocado (for green coloring!), in addition to mint extract and a cup of cacao nibs, this healthy recipe will fulfill your craving for a Shamrock Shake. The cacao nibs are full of antioxidants, and a scoop of French Vanilla Vega One offers 20 grams of protein in one serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 full avocado
  • 1 tsp mint extract or 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 1 Tbsp coconut nectar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 scoop French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake

Preparation

  1. Add all ingredients to blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Enjoy!

Lean Green Smoothie

green smoothie

Get your daily veggie fix with this nutrient-dense green smoothie. Whip up this low calorie option made with melon, cucumber, and spinach, which are all high in water and make this smoothie an extra hydrating way to start your day. This recipe also includes Vega One so you also get your daily protein fix early on in the day.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup honeydew or cantaloupe
  • ½ cup cucumber
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • ½ cup ice
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 serving Natural or French Vanilla Vega One™ Nutritional Shake

Preparation

  1. Blend until smooth.

Simple Tropical Smoothie

Simple-Tropical-Smoothie

If March weather is making you wish for a mini vacation, opt to start St. Paddy’s day with a tropical breakfast! With only five ingredients, this smoothie is quick and easy to whip up. Feeling extra adventurous? Add a handful of spinach! This recipe includes a scoop of Vega Protein & Green, which offers 20 grams of complete plant-based protein and two servings of greens in each serving.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 serving Tropical Vega Protein & Greens
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 handful spinach

Preparation

  1. Blend, sip, enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these recipes from Vega. Want more recipes and smoothie ideas? Visit the Vega website for more details.

Disclosure: I was provided with product in exchange for this review. All opinions stated here are my own. 

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1 Comment

  1. Rosie
    July 3, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I’ve just started making my own green smoothies – so good! I love Vega One, it is my favorite.

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