Sunday, March 16, 2014
St. Paddy's Day Four Leaf Clover Shake (Dairy Free)
Most people remember those green shakes from a certain fast food chain that showed up each year around St. Patrick's Day. Since we no longer each much fast food, especially since very few chains offer gluten free options, I have no idea if those shakes are still available.
Still, I found myself wanting to make something similar for my son, but since a whole shake with milk or ice cream would be too much dairy for his belly to handle, I decided to experiment with a healthy version. Judging by the way he scarfed it down, I would say it was a success!
This version is quick to throw together, is gluten and dairy free, and is a healthy shake that has that perfect green hue without any dyes or food colouring.
Four Leaf Clover Shake
Makes 4 child-size servings or 2 adult servings. For large shakes, double the recipe.
1 (400ml ) can coconut milk
1 handful baby spinach
2-3 drops mint extract or 3-4 mint leaves
1 tbsp. agave nectar (you could use honey or even sugar if desired)
5-6 ice cubes
1- Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Taste, and adjust flavours if desired.
**I like my consistency more like a smoothie, but if you want your more shake-like, add a few more ice cubes or place in the freezer for about 20 minutes before serving.