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Our Blog: March 9, 2021

Healthy Mint Chocolate Shake Recipe

By Nicole Spain, Registered Dietitian

'Tis the season for the iconic, pastel green, mint chocolate shakes! These festive treats certainly might taste good for a few minutes, but they are full of empty calories, sugar and fat. Here is a recipe for a healthier version that you can make at home – a delicious way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with your little ones! 


Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake
Serves 1-2

1 cup low-fat vanilla ice cream
1 ripe banana, frozen
1/8 Tsp peppermint extract
1 ½ C milk of your choice
½ C baby spinach, washed
Pinch salt
1-2 Tbsp chocolate chips, optional


  1. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. 
  2. Divide into equal portions.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.