(Shh... Spinach) Shamrock Shake
I've recently started posting recipes and food photos on Instagram and it's been fun to explore what other people are sharing there. I recently came across a copy cat recipe for McDonald's Shamrock Shake that looked interesting and had to give it a try. I have vague memories of having this shake as a kid.
I don't keep any food dye in my kitchen and, in genera,l try to avoid it for both myself and especially for the kids. Recalling the pretty green color of the Peanut Butter Banana (Green) Smoothie I posted a few weeks ago and my recent habit of putting spinach even in Chocolate Chip Muffins, I decided to switch out the food dye for spinach in this recipe.
And it worked like a (lucky?) charm!
Secret Shamrock Shake
Adapted from vegetarianbaker.com
3 frozen bananas
¾ C almond milk
½ C canned coconut milk
½ C baby spinach
½ tsp peppermint extract
vegan whipped cream and cacao nibs for garnish (optional)
Place all the ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
Stop and scrape down the sides, as needed.
If you don’t have a high powered blender, put the almond milk, coconut milk and spinach in the blender and blend until you don’t see any pieces of spinach. Then add the bananas and extract and blend until smooth.
Pour into two glasses and top with vegan whipped cream and cacao nibs, if using. Enjoy!