Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day Vegan Avocado Chocolate Chip Milkshake

Make this green spirited shake & your liver will make a "Thank You" card!
No, I'm not Irish, but I get into the green spirit of the jolly not envy variety when March 17th comes around.
Back in the Middle Ages, those Shamrock Shakes from the Who Shall Not Be Named fast food joint were a treat every year. My veganism started last January and unfortunately a green shake didn't get created.
So of course, I felt inclined to make that up today and include an adored to death ingredient- avocado. It's green, deliciously versatile, and filled with many good vitamins and minerals.
With lime and avocado in this blender recipe, guacamole appeared to be on the horizon- after all that is pretty green too. The lime just adds a citrus twist to a creamy shake that features chocolate chips and agave nectar for sweetness. As much as I love using the coconut milk in the tetra packs, it's best to go for the canned version- makes for a thick, richer shake.
The taste was just terrific!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Avocado Chocolate Chip Milkshake Ingredients and Preparation

1 avocado
1 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (the full fat canned version or lite coconut milk can be substituted)
1 1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
2 tablespoon almond milk
zest and juice from 2 limes
small handful chocolate chips (used Enjoy Life Food's mini chocolate vegan chips!)

Blend all the ingredients together. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips & lime zest for festive appeal.

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