Meatout Mondays: Chocolate mint cookie shake

Photo courtesy of Nuts About Granola

Sometimes, I just want to eat greens. However, when I think of eating yet another salad, I would much rather eat junk food. As a vegan, the idea of salads can be daunting, as in years past, they were the only things available for vegans at restaurants.

As some people say, I am not a rabbit.

Green smoothies and juices are all the rage now, but why not try a shake that looks green but tastes minty? Nuts About Granola recently posted this recipe for a chocolate mint cookie shake:

Chocolate mint cookie shake
Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk (soy or almond)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of granola, such as Chocolate Mint Cookie granola

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients except granola into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a tall glass and sprinkle granola on top.
  3. Enjoy!

This mint shake is a great breakfast or dessert that includes a daily dose of essential fats, iron and vitamins. Enjoy this spring-colored drink while resting in the warm sun.

About Bethany Fehlinger

Bethany Fehlinger is a multiplatform journalist in the features department at the York Daily Record. She is a graduate of Penn State University, is a York City dweller and has been vegan and geek for more than three years. Twitter: @Wonder_vegan
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