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Shamrock Smoothie Recipe

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!


Shamrock Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks


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!


*Use a frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

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  1. sandra james-talbot

    March 11th, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    You inspired me to start drinking green smoothies 3 years ago and I’ve hardly missed a day – it’s my breakfast of choice. But I’ve been a bit bored with my usual 5 or 6 recipes. I tried this one yesterday and wow! Feeling inspired and loving green smoothies again. Going to Amazon to buy your book next. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    March 13th, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Hi Sandra,

    YAY!! So happy you loved this recipe! And perfect timing with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner.

  3. Shawn

    March 13th, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Do you think almond milk would taste good instead?

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    March 15th, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Hi Shawn,

    Almond milk is a great swap for coconut milk! Go for it!

  5. Alan

    March 13th, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Really! Disappointed!! I have made many fruit smoothies and thought I would try a new and differant.. Well I followed the ingredients and my smoothie turned out to minty and bitter.. Not good for sure. Maybe half the mint and no vanilla.. Or maybe this is a girl drink. No guys chimed in besides me…. Lol.

  6. SGS Rawkstar

    March 15th, 2017 at 3:32 am

    Hi Alan,

    Oh no! We’re so sorry you didn’t love this recipe. Our tastebuds all have different preferences. Make sure and check out our recipe page + give our recipes another try. We know you’ll find one you love!

  7. America Brown

    March 17th, 2017 at 8:02 am

    This was really good! I usually like the more fruity and tart smoothies with pineapple and mangos. This was a pleasant surprise and I love the mint!

  8. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Hi America Brown,

    YAY! So happy to hear you tried something new + loved this recipe. Rawk on!

  9. Shanasy

    March 17th, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks for this fun recipe! I have featured today it on my FB site “Super Quick Plant-Based Recipes” – where I post recipes that take 20 min. or less to prepare with as few ingredients as possible! My group will love it!

  10. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Hi Shanasy,

    WAHOO! Thanks for sharing the green smoothie love!

  11. Phyllis

    March 18th, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I make your smoothies all the time, but this time my husband raved about it. I loved it, too.

  12. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Hi Phyllis,

    YAY! Thanks for sharing the green smoothie love, and sharing this recipe with your husband!

  13. Jaime

    March 19th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Delicious! I admit, I altered it slightly by cutting the ingredients in half and adding a scoop of Orgain Vanilla Bean protein powder, but it tastes fantastic! I love how the dates really added nice flavor and sweetness. This is my new favorite and I’ll share it with my mom, who is getting bored of her usual green smoothie. She loves dates, so this will be perfect. I am really looking forward to trying out all of your green smoothie recipes. Thank you!

  14. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:44 am

    Hi Jaime,

    So happy to hear you loved this recipe. Adding protein powder is a great option. Make sure and reach back out + let us know how your mom enjoyed this recipe!

  15. Manju

    March 19th, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    can these smoothies be a substitute for breakfast ? Or are they. I need to watch the calories

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    March 20th, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Hi Manju,

    You can! When using your green smoothie as a meal replacement we suggest adding protein + healthy fats to ensure you’re fueling your body with a complete meal. Learn more about our favorite meal replacement booster combos here…

  17. Lynn

    December 7th, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Do you folks use pure coconut milk out of a can (like the one used for curry) or drinkable coconut milk from a carton (ie like almond and cashew milk)?

  18. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    December 8th, 2017 at 10:42 am

    HI Lynn,

    You can actually use either! Our tip is to just make sure you take a peek at the ingredients first. You want to find a coconut milk that’s free of any yucky additives or preservatives. Learn more about the different coconut products available for green smoothies here:

  19. Christie

    July 6th, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I thought this was delicious! We have tons of mint growing in our yard and can’t use enough of it. I used a very scant 1/2 cup of mint because I sometimes find it too overpowering. However, I think it was perfect! I actually threw this into a bowl and added a few dark chocolate chips. It was like eating mint chocolate chip ice cream! I might add less coconut milk next time and leave it a bit thicker to eat from a bowl. An awesome and refreshing dessert that really satisfied my sweet tooth without being unhealthy. I will make this again! Thanks!

  20. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 9th, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Christie,

    Yum, love that you turned this recipe into a decadent smoothie bowl!

  21. Mary

    March 4th, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Do you have a good substitute for the banana in this recipe? I am allergic to bananas!

  22. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 5th, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Hey Mary,

    You can swap the banana with avocado for this recipe.


  23. Marie

    March 14th, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I don’t have any mint so I was thinking about mint extract. Any idea how much?

  24. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 15th, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Hey Marie,

    We have never tried mint extract in this recipe, but I think that would be a good idea. I would only start with one drop and taste and add more for the desired taste.

    Hope that help!

  25. Debra

    March 17th, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Can you make this without medjool dates? I don’t have any. Thanks!

  26. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 18th, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Hey Debra,

    Yes you can totally leave out the dates if you do not have them. They are mostly in the recipe to add in some sweetness to your smoothie. You can add in some honey to replace the dates.

    Hope that helps!

  27. Don Weber

    March 18th, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but how do you measure a cup and a half of spinach leaves? Is it a certain weight that I can use a kitchen scale for? Or do you just cram as many leaves as you can into a cup?

  28. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    March 19th, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Hey Don,

    There are no dumb questions here!

    We like to measure our spinach by one full handful is a cup. So I would do about one and a half handfuls for this recipe.

    Hope that helps!

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