Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with something a bit more unusual than green beer! This protein-packed vegan smoothie is FULL of sweet flavor with a touch of mint and you’d never guess it has two servings of vegetables!
Happy St. PEA-trick’s Day?
You guys already know I’m a
bit LOT strange…but I swear I’m not completely off my rocker with this one! Actually, this combination has been swimming around in my head for weeks now…ever since the lovely Davida announced she would be hosting a green food linkup for St. Patrick’s Day. Hey, if that girl can post a dish featuring Brussels sprouts AND blueberries together, then I think my little smoothie deserves a second look…and put those eyebrows down, would ya?!
Give PEAS a chance?
This smoothie has got it ALL! It’s got veggies…it’s got fruit…it’s got healthy fats and plant-based proteins…the only thing it hasn’t got? Booze…but hey, feel free to spike it if you’re feeling froggy? 😉 Haha, get it? Frogs are…green? Ok, never mind. Moving ON! But seriously, it IS a holiday after all and who am I, a woman of Irish roots, to deny someone a little midday imbibing? As far as running into your boss at work later? Well…
Let the luck of the Irish be with you!
So basically, this smoothie is the brain child of my Spring Pea Dip and my Vegan Beautifying Beet Smoothie…combining frozen peas with banana for a surprisingly sweet flavor and then adding tofu for extra protein and avocado to bump up the creaminess factor! So basically, this smoothie makes me…a genius!
Let’s face it, we Irish aren’t exactly known for our modesty! 😉
Vegan Sweet Pea Smoothie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Keywords: blender beverage snack breakfast tofu peas bananas St. Patrick’s Day spring
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- 1/4-1/2 medium avocado
- 1 handful fresh spinach
- 3/4 almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (or 4-5 fresh leaves)
- 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
- 6-8 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia*
- 3-4 ice cubes (optional)
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Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
Top your Sweet Pea Smoothie with crunchy hemp seeds, granola, or if you really want to get festive, go for the GOLD and break out some bee pollen granules! As for me, I’m always after
me some Lucky Charms!
Now, go throw on some green so you don’t get peenched today and then head over to The Healthy Maven and check out all the delicious green links!
Did anyone celebrate with green food this weekend?
I had an AMAZING green curry on Saturday!