Avocado Shamrock Protein Smoothie Recipe

Lyle the Leprechaun visited my brother and I every year. On March 17th I would wake up with a small jar of green glitter sitting next to my bed with a note from him saying, “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.” This glitter was everything. I’m not sure if I thought it was magic fairy dust or Lyle’s glitter eyeshadow, but I coveted it. And likely brought it along in the car as we went to McDonald’s to get our traditional Shamrock Shake.

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20 years later and Lyle is still sending me goodies; however, it’s apparent he wanted me to get in shape this year with a Target tank and shamrock tube socks. Likewise, the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake was overdue for a healthy take so I concocted a protein version. That I will drink right after eating Lucky Charms…

Avocado Shamrock Protein Smoothie Recipe

My first attempt at making this included blending avocado with almond milk and freezing it as ice cubes. I thought I was a genius. Until realizing that one of the main reasons for the avocado is a creamy consistency (+ healthy fats). On the second round, I modified it by substituting half of a frozen banana.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup Cake Batter MuscleEgg OR 1 cup almond milk + scoop of Vanilla protein powder
  • 1 drop of peppermint extract OR 3 small mint leaves

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Directions

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend!
  • Note: I’ve been on a huge MuscleEgg kick and the cake batter flavor gives it extra sweetness. If you’re using alternatively using almond milk + protein powder, optionally include a couple drops of liquid Stevia.
  • Another note: My roommate is growing fresh mint on our patio so I chopped up a few mint leaves, but peppermint extract works awesome.

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P.S. Love you, Lyle…

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