Shamrock Green Smoothie

Shamrock Green Smoothie |

Let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a green smoothie that’ll fuel your body right, taste great, and…. is totally green! Give your body a reason to celebrate with this fantastic recipe… the Shamrock Green Smoothie! It’s amazing!!!

We love everything about this recipe… creamy coconut milk, bananas, and vanilla paired up with dates, fresh mint, and spinach (our favorite go-to leafy green) to create a smoothie your whole family will love! This is a kid-friendly green smoothie that will have your kids doing a happy dance… and we’re pretty sure you’ll be wild over it, too!

Serve with fresh cherries on top and your favorite green-and-white paper straws to start your St. Paddy’s Day. Just don’t get so excited about drinking your Shamrock Green Smoothie that you forget to wear green!

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Shamrock Green Smoothie

Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Not only will this green smoothie win you over with the taste, but you can feel good knowing you're raking in the health benefits with every sip. Mint has so many health benefits, we almost can't list them all! Here are some highlights: mint helps your body digest food better. And since it's a natural stimulant, it aids in weight loss by helping your body burn fat faster. Talk about a win!


  • 2 cups coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1 ½ cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 bananas
  • 4 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • OPTIONAL: top with fresh cherry coconut whipped cream, and/or cacao nibs


  1. Blend spinach, mint, and coconut milk until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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112 Responses to “Shamrock Green Smoothie”

  1. Jennifer 2.28.2017 at 7:37 pm #


    I absolutely love your book, I got it for my birthday and make the smoothies almost every day. I was wondering, for this recipe and others in the book, are you using the full fat canned coconut milk? Thanks! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.2.2017 at 4:14 am #

      Hi Jennifer,

      We do! But you can really reach for any type of coconut milk you enjoy. When it comes to different types of coconut milk – there is full-fat or regular coconut milk. It still has plenty of rich, creamy taste. Light coconut milk has the mildest flavor, highest water content, and least amount of calories compared with the other varieties. Think of these as you would whole milk and low-fat milk.

      Hope this helps!

      You’ll find coconut milk packaged in several ways – cans, cartons (shelf-stable and refrigerated), or frozen.

      • Jennifer 3.2.2017 at 9:28 am #

        Thank you so much for the reply! The guide is very helpful!

  2. SaNdy 4.24.2016 at 11:14 am #

    Yum to Shamrawk green smoothie! Its whats for lunch! Can’t for growing mint this summer..may have to get two plants this year. Just received your book and have had smoothies 5 out of the past 7 days. Especially like the recipes for 2 servings..make it today drink today and tomorrow.

    • SGS Rawkstar 4.25.2016 at 5:42 pm #

      Hi Sandy,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us! I just planted my mint this weekend, and so excited for a summer filled with refreshing + minty green smoothies!

      Cheers to health, happiness, + leafy greens!

  3. Loice 3.18.2016 at 3:23 am #

    Hi Rawckster,
    What can i substitute with Mint..cant wait to try it out.Thanks for keeping us healthy.Anxiously waiting for the 30 day challenge in April.

  4. Janet 3.17.2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Hi Rawkstar Js!
    I am on day 6 and had this smoothie in honor of St Patrick’s Day. All I can say is YUM! and I just realized I left out the vanilla…that would have been a great touch. oh well, I’ll definitely be making this again! I have been sharing the smoothies with my Kansas-born, meat-and-potato loving husband without telling him what is in them. He is enjoying them (which is saying a lot!) One of these days I’ll let him in on the secret. Thank you again for what you do!

    • SGS Rawkstar 3.18.2016 at 7:37 am #

      Hi Janet,

      YAY! We’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us + love that you’re getting your husband in on the green smoothie love too (even if he doesn’t know)!

      We hope you will both join us for our next 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge kicking off on April 1st!

      Cheers 🙂

  5. Anna Nismiya 2.24.2016 at 2:41 am #

    Yeah this is really a great recipe..Infact I am very much pleased with the same.Anyways do keep update more.

    • SGS Rawkstar 2.24.2016 at 8:55 am #

      Hi Anna,

      YAY! Thanks for reaching out + sharing the green smoothie love! <3

  6. Laurel 9.28.2015 at 12:12 pm #

    I tried this smoothie and loved the taste; however, the dates didn’t really blend well. They tended to just stay in little bits. Is there a trick to getting the dates to blend up better? Or are little bits the best I can hope for? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.28.2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Hi Laurel,

      Looking to blend dates smooth? Try soaking dates in water prior to blending to help soften them. Also try adding your liquid base + dates first + blend until smooth, before adding the remaining ingredients.

      Hope this helps!

  7. Maria Marcelo 9.10.2015 at 7:37 pm #

    What can I use to substitute for medjool dates?

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.11.2015 at 12:58 pm #

      Hi Maria!

      Thanks so much for reaching out! One of my favorite substitutes for Medjool dates are figs, which still provide a dose of fiber and nutrients while sweetening things up. You can also try tossing in another banana in place of the dates, or blendin’ in a little raw honey or 100% maple syrup. Feel free to play mini-chef with your blender to find what tastes best to you!

      -Rawkstar Tessa

  8. Ardis Geiseman 9.6.2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Superdelicious! This is one of my favorite smoothie. I make it often & enjoy the fresh mint flavor. Yum! I’ll have to try it with almond milk, as well.

    • SGS Rawkstar 9.8.2015 at 8:12 pm #

      Hi Ardis,

      Yay! We love hearing your love for our Shamrock Green Smoothie! You’ll have to check out our book coming out November 3rd!! W e’ve included a delicious coconut whipped cream recipe, which makes the perfect topping for this recipe (with a cherry too)!

  9. Katelin 8.22.2015 at 9:39 am #

    Never mind on my last question. 🙂 I see where it says serves two now 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.24.2015 at 11:24 am #

      Hi Katelin,

      Rawesome! We hope you enjoy our Shamrock Green Smoothie!

      Cheers 🙂

  10. Kim McVeigh 7.19.2015 at 7:54 am #

    OMG!!! This is by far the BEST smoothie I have had yet!! I didn’t have coconut milk on hand so I substituted unsweetened vanilla almond milk and it was wonderful. I will for sure make this my go to smoothie of choice. Thank you thank you!!!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar 8.24.2015 at 11:24 am #

      Hi Kim,

      Yay! This is one of our favorite recipes too + we love the idea of swapping in almond milk!

      Cheers + Happy Blendin’

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