SCD Recipe: Shamrock Smoothie

I made this green smoothie in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s great for any time of the year. This smoothie uses avocado. If you haven’t tried using avocados for smoothies (or other desserts), you might find this prospect a little intimidating. I certainly felt that way for a while. I never ate avocados while I was growing up. I didn’t like the soft texture and the taste didn’t do anything for me.

Now I eat them all of the time!

Since starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I have discovered several foods I never ate before or thought I didn’t like. Sometimes you just need to expand your horizons. Since there are lots of things that have to be cut out, it’s always nice to be able to add something in.

Avocados give smoothies a nice, creamy texture. They are also nutrient dense and have healthy fats. This all makes for a very satisfying snack or breakfast. When using an avocado for a smoothie (or almost any time), you’ll want to make sure it is ripe. An underripe avocado won’t blend as well and doesn’t have the sweet taste you want for a smoothie.

For the mint flavor I used strongly brewed Super Mint tea, but you could also use regular peppermint tea or fresh mint leaves. I also froze my coconut milk into cubes that equaled a tablespoon each. If you don’t have frozen coconut milk, you can add some ice to the blender.

In addition to the coconut milk, I used some SCD yogurt. It all resulted in a thick, creamy, and delicious shake!

SCD Recipe: Shamrock Smoothie

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine SCD
Prep Time 15 minutes
Blend Tiime 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tea bags mint herbal tea
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tbsp coconut milk (frozen)
  • 1 cup plain SCD yogurt
  • 1 small ripe avocado- peeled
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Boil half cup water and steep the two mint tea bags for 10 - 15 minutes

  2. Add all ingredients, including brewed mint tea to blender

  3. Blend 1 - 2 minutes until smooth 

Recipe Notes

I placed my smoothie in the freezer for a few minutes while cleaning up and it added a nice chill to it


Sherry Lipp

Sherry Lipp

Sherry is a writer/blogger specializing in entertainment and food writing. She has been following a gluten, grain, and sugar-free diet for over 15 years and is the author of Don't Skip Dessert: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Sweet Treats. She also enjoys writing about movies and television. You can find her entertainment articles at cinemalowdown.com.
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2 thoughts on “SCD Recipe: Shamrock Smoothie

    1. SCD yogurt is home made. It’s “cooked” longer than yogurt you buy at the store, which is what makes it SCD-friendly. You can find more about SCD yogurt in Breaking the Vicous Cycle.

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