No dairy, or junky ingredients!
I can remember going with my mom to McDonald’s, very excited to get that loved shamrock shake! Who doesn’t want one? Bright green, smooth and sweet, and perfectly festive for St Patrick’s Day!
Now that I am older, and recognize the direct connection between how I feel and what I eat, I don’t visit McDonald’s anymore. But I still WANT MY SHAMROCK SHAKE!
And if you folow my blog, you know my motto: “If you want it, you can have it – clean!”
When I think of a shamrock shake, the first thing that comes to mind is the wonderful green color. This recipe achieves that with some matcha powder. Matcha powder is green tea leaves ground up into a very find powder and the result is a super dark green color. If you don’t have this green tea powder, feel free to use some spinach, you won’t taste it, and you’ll get a green color that makes this shake just perfect!
The next important part of the shamrock shake is that zingy minty flavor! There are a couple of ways to achieve this, but for this recipe I am keeping it simple, and adding pure peppermint extract. Not peppermint flavor – this is not natural. If you can’t find this, or don’t want to buy it you can load up on fresh mint leaves.
The third important part of your shamrock shake is that velvety whipped texture! This is achieved by using a blender, or high powered food processor, avocado and coconut milk & cream. Oh my just you wait, this shamrock shake is a true delight!
Now don’t wait any longer, run to the kitchen and make this!!
Shamrock Shake (I love my body version)
For the shamrock shake
For the coconut whipped cream
Blend shamrock shake!
- Add all ingredients to blender. Blend on high until smooth and completely blended.
- Garnish with mint leaves, top with coconut whipped cream if using.
Make coconut whipped cream
For the best results, chill your mixer bowl in the freezer for 20 minutes before making the coconut whipped cream.
- Put a can of coocnut cream in the refrigerator at least 8 hours.
- Scoop cream from top of can, reserving liquid for another use, or use the milk for the shake.
- In a cold mixer bowl with the whisk attachment, whip the coconut cream until stiff peaks form. This will take about 5+ minutes on medium high.