Spinach Avocado Smoothie

Leprechaun juice! That’s what I should have called this Spinach and Avocado Smoothie! Healthy, creamy & smooth, and tastes like a mint milkshake!

Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

Spinach Avocado Smoothie Superfood Shamrock Shake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I thought I would share a delicious smoothie recipe that I just discovered this weekend!

Before you turn your nose to the idea of drinking spinach and avocado together, trust me when I tell you that you’ll love the flavors in this smoothie.

Avocados are high in fat, but it’s the good kind of fat that will keep you full for hours, and avocados have lots of vitamins and antioxidants!

Spinach is another superfood, and the two together are delicious.

I know you’ll love this smoothie because I added some peppermint extract, so it tastes like a scrumptious shake 🙂

Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

Leprechaun Juice

I got out of my comfort zone a bit for this combination, and I’m sure glad I did! As soon as I took a sip, I thought, Ohhh, I gotta share this one!

I put the rest of the smoothie in a prettier cup, set up a little area to take photos, and then grabbed my camera.

As I took a couple of pictures, trying to see where the best natural light was coming from, I heard a clink.

This is what happened —> #photooftheday – spinach and avocado smoothie gone very wrong!

A little gust of wind knocked my backdrop onto the glass.

Annoying! I was bummed to have to clean up that mess, but even more disappointed that I only got a couple of sips out of the whole drink!

After some grumbling, and a few potty mouth words, back to the kitchen I went to make another batch!

My friend, Sarah mentioned that it was the tricks of a leprechaun that caused the havoc – lol.

Spinach and Avocado Smoothie

Versatile Spinach and Avocado Smoothie Recipe

One of the things I love about the combination of the ingredients in this smoothie is that it’s completely versatile.

Adding Protein To Smoothies

For instance, if you want an afternoon in between meal snack, then adjust the amount of protein you add.

The brands I use are usually between 20-24 grams of protein per serving. 24 grams of protein is a meal replacement for me, so for a snack I will add half of a serving.

Also, there are a variety of protein types. My favorite are whey and plant based proteins. I’ve also tried egg and pea proteins.

For a few more ideas, Healthline summarizes 7 of the best protein powders.

Ice or no ice?

For this recipe I added ice to get that cold frothy texture. I find that it adds bulk to the smoothie and the overall appearance is more appealing.

Another way to get that same texture is to freeze the avocado. This method can be a little trickier if the avocado is exposed to air prior to freezing then your smoothie may be a brown color when blended.

Still tastes delicious, but just not the bright vibrant green you see in the photos.

Spinach Avocado Smoothie in a clear glass with a pink and white straw

Spinach Avocado Smoothie | Healthy Shamrock Shake

Superfood smoothie with spinach and avocado with a hint of peppermint extract can pass for a healthy shamrock shake!
4.86 from 7 votes
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado, healthy, shamrock shake, smoothie, spinach, superfood
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 cup milk of your choice I use an unsweetened almond & coconut blend
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder adjust to the amount of protein you want to add
  • 1 cup baby spinach loosely packed
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sweetener of your choice Stevia, coconut sugar, honey, xylitol optional
  • 1-2 cups ice


  • Add all ingredients into a blender and pulse until there are no chunks of ice. Enjoy!


Adjust the protein powder to the amount of protein you prefer. Half of a serving of the brand I use is 12 grams of protein, a good amount for a snack or in between meal. For a meal replacement, I added the whole service of protein for 24 grams.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 213mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Recipe inspired from Real Food Shamrock Shake by Dietitian Cassie

Spinach and Avocado Smoothie


Creamy & filling Spinach and Avocado Smoothie with peppermint extract tastes like a healthy Shamrock Shake. Add protein powder for a full meal replacement. #smoothie #superfoods #spinach #stpatricksday #greensmoothie
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  1. Well at least your cup did not break, darn those little sneaky leprechauns. Great little smoothy and that avocado makes it super smooth. I am always very apprehensive of green smoothies as the ones with kale are so bitter but I like yours with the mint and avocado.

    1. So true, no broken glass! It happened so fast and startled me there was no saving any of it! This is the first time I tried avocado and I love it! So good.