Around my house, everybody loves a good smoothie. We like to sneak in vegetables when we can, especially when no one can taste them!
Spinach makes the whole smoothie green, but is 100% tasteless.
This got me thinking about the shamrock shake that everyone looks forward to this time of year. Couldn’t I just use spinach instead of green food dye?
And wouldn’t I be mom of the year for sneaking in another serving of vegetables?
I started tinkering with the smoothie basics; vanilla protein powder, almond milk and banana. I’ve discovered that the best smoothies have a slightly sweetened almond milk and the banana must be frozen.
A frozen banana turns into an ice cream-like texture when it’s blended. (Which is a great substitute for the heavy cream and ice cream in a traditional shamrock shake.) I cut my very ripe bananas into chunks and store them in my freezer, so I’m always ready to make a smoothie.
Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe:
1 frozen banana (cut into pieces before freezing)
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 cup spinach
3 drops (or to taste) peppermint extract
Whipped cream and sprinkles
Top each glass with whipped cream and sprinkles (if you wanna get really crazy).
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