St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Smoothie (v/gf)
Updated: Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 11:45 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 14 Mar 2013, 11:44 AM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - A few weeks ago, I overheard someone saying that they were thinking of taking their kids you-know-where for an annual Shamrock shake . I thought, "Oh No!". Let's not feed our kids mono- and diglycerides (just another name for trans fat), a few different doses of high fructose corn syrup, yellow 5 and blue 1 among other unhealthy ingredients and what the heck is "whipping propellant" anyway? None of these ingredients could be found growing in the garden. We can do better than that for our kids!
I went directly into my kitchen and started whipping up plants in my blender, in all different combinations, until I came up with a flavor and texture suitable to bear the name: Shamrock Smoothie. If this recipe redirects just one person from the drive-through and into the produce department, I will consider my mission a success.
Hope to see y'all at the Irish Jig 5K on Saturday morning!
1 C Almond milk
1 Banana, frozen
1 T Coconut oil
1 C Dark, leafy greens
1/2 C Mint, fresh
2 T Oatmeal
2 T Coconut flakes
1/2 t Peppermint extract
1/8 C Sprouts
2 T Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Blend all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender until smooth and creamy, then add the chocolate chips in at the end and blend for 1-2 seonds, for added "crunch".
All of the above ingredients are available at D&W Fresh Market.