It's that time of year, almost St. Patty's Day where I would have run to McDonald's at the drop of a hat just to get a Shamrock Shake.
The only thing I would get there (not a huge burger fan).
Alas I gave up fast food.
Now this recipe Rachel has the credit of finding, HERE is the original recipe.
We of course twiked it to our liking.
This is a healthy Vegan Shamrock shake! How exciting is this?
Here is the list of ingredients you need:
1 1/2 cup Almond milk
1 ripe frozen banana
2 handfuls spinach
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 pitted dates
1 heaping tablespoon of the highest % cocoa chocolate you can handle
(not pictured) 1 tablespoon of Agave Nectar
The original recipe called for Cacao Nibs, we couldn't find any at our local store and didn't have to go out of town to the health food store to get some. So we found some 90% cocoa chocolate bar and grated it.
*WARNING* If you are making your lunch in the oven at the same time do not set your chocolate bar on the stove top! It will melt as you can see.
Add in all ingredients, but the chocolate, to your blender.
pulse until all the spinach is pureed.
and last add in the chocolate and pulse just enough to have it evenly distributed throughout the shake.
The result is a shake that taste EXACTLY like a McDonald's Shamrock shake.
Oh my goodness it is just heaven, you can not taste the spinach that gives it the traditional green color.
It is just so awesome, I can't rave about this enough.
Rachel said it tasted just like Mcdonald's shake, but with all natural ingredients.
She would make it again Any day.
Back in 2011 Rachel made one of our cats into an LOLcat.
Her name is Salina and she doesn't really want your blood =^_^=