Celebrate St. Paddy's Day the Healthy Way with This Minty Green Smoothie

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day the Healthy Way with This Minty Green Smoothie

Just in time for St. Paddy's Day, raw chef Meredith Baird created this healthy and guilt-free "Shamrock Smoothie."

St. Patrick's day is typically focused around boozing and binging — all things that are terrible for your skin and health. The Irish may know how to have a good time, but this holiday doesn't really help you kick-off the spring in good health with vibrant vibes.

No matter what you do for the occasion, St. Paddy's Day the perfect excuse to get more greens into your diet.

This smoothie is fulfilling on all levels and will leave you glowing! Nuts are packed with healthy omegas that boost collagen levels and provide antioxidant protection from UVs. Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse. Not only is it high in plant based protein (think Popeye) it is also full of Vitamins A and C which boost immunity and aid in skin health — and the benefits of coconut deserves its own book.

Green smoothies are also a great way consume greens without getting them in your teeth! Enjoy!

Shamrock Smoothie 

Serves 1-2  


  •  1/2 cup almonds or pistachios, soaked 4-6 hours
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 1 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 2 dates, pitted (optional)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tsps peppermint extract
  • Pinch of sea salt


1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and mix for about 30 seconds- 1 minute, gradually increasing speed until all ingredients are thoroughly pulverized and combined.

2. Drink up!


What is your favorite green smoothie recipe? Tell us in the comments! 


Recipes by Meredith Baird. Meredith is a certified raw food chef and instructor. She is also the creative director at the Matthew Kenney Academy where chefs and health foodies can learn the art of making raw food. 

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