I created this green smoothie in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and it quickly became a favorite around here. It’s creamy and delicious with the perfect hint of mint.  Hope you’ll give my Don’t Get Pinched Smoothie a try and let me know what you think! Also, don’t forget to tag me in all of your foodie creations at @livlight_ and #livlight.


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ more as needed)
  • 1 cup frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 big handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 small frozen banana (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp @simplyorganicfoods peppermint oil
  • vanilla plant-based protein
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins collagen powder (leave out for vegan)


Add one cup of nut-milk to your high-speed blender (I use and love this Vitamix) along with all the additional ingredients. Blend on high until smooth, adding additional milk as needed.