Post-St. Pat’s Recovery Fuel

If you’re feeling a little less-than-dapper this morning, I’ve got a little lucky charm for you. That is, if you can get out of bed to make it. (It will be worth it, I promise).

The best think about this little green monster is that it’s got a hint of mint, to scare away all the creepies left from whatever else you put in your mouth last night. Plus a whooping dose of antioxidants, a punch of electrolytes, and some greens to make your body happy. Plus there’s literally no easier way to digest some greens than in a smoothie.. unless you eat baby food. (Please don’t eat baby food. Please.)  Top o the morning to ya!

Shamrock Smoothie (adapted from Fresh)

Vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free


1 cup almond milk OR coconut water

1 teaspoon matcha tea

1 drop of peppermint essential oil OR a few sprigs of fresh mint

1 or 2 handfuls of spinach (depending on size of your hands…)

1/2 to 1 banana (best if frozen!)


1 teaspoon maca (a natural adaptogen to return things to normal)

1 scoop of vega (lots of vitamins, minerals, and other goodies) OR 1 scoop of protein powder

1/2 avocado OR a bit of flax oil for some good fats


Put all ingredients in the blender in order ascribed (blends best with liquid on bottom, then powders, then greens, and the weight of the banana keeps everything compacted down). Start blender on low, then switch speeds up to high. Pour into a glass, plop in a straw, and slurp back the goodness! Now, don’t you feel like a lucky charmer again?