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Matcha Shamrock Shake – Matcha Power Plus the Luck of the Irish


h By Norma Merrett

March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I hope you’re wearing something green so you don’t get pinched! I created the recipe for this Matcha Shamrock Shake in the spirit of the Irish! This St Patrick’s Day, why not go the healthy route and knock back this healthy, vegan and paleo friendly Matcha Shamrock Shake instead?  Not only will you be luckier than a four leaf clover, but I guarantee you’ll feel leaps and bounds healthier than if you knocked back countless pints of beer!

matcha shamrock shake

When you think of the word shamrock, you immediately think of everything green; leprechauns, Ireland and of course St. Paddy’s Day.  Having drank more than my fair share of this Matcha Shamrock Shake, I know you’ll find yourself making it long after this infamous ‘green’ day has passed. Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? The creamy and minty flavor tastes like the most decadent, indulgent shake ever, but fear not, it’s completely healthy, so go ahead – I fully endorse this one!

This Matcha Shamrock Shake combines matcha, mint and avocado into a velvety smooth shake that draws on the plant-based wonders of coconut milk with a touch of maple syrup for sweetness.  This recipe satisfies everyone from vegans, to paleo and well, basically everyone. The nutritional properties of mint and avocado are numerous and well documented. The health benefits of avocado range from aiding digestion to providing heart healthy essential fats. The addition of organic matcha takes it off the charts in health benefits.

What are you waiting for? Make like a leprechaun and blend up this Matcha Shamrock Shake for a healthier St Paddy’s Day!  As the Irish say, “Top o’ the morning to you”

Ingredients

Yield: One 10 oz shake

1 cup coconut milk
½ avocado
1 handful of mint
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Organic Matcha No. 2 Energy
1 cup ice

Method

  1. Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass.
  3. Garnish with cacao nibs and a sprig of mint if desired.

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