One of the hardest things about being dairy free is not being able to participate in certain holiday grub. Prettymuch every holiday offends and I end up eating salad with olive oil and lemon (awesome dressing for DINO kale, not tuscan!) and maybe hummus. Yep.
However, I am here to solve at least one holiday craving:
VEGAN SHAMROCK SHAKE!!!
(This is an adaptation of one of my fave vegan/raw restarant's recipes, from Sun Cafe, in Studio City, CA. )
The original recipe calls for some random items that I'll leave to the restaurant, and frankly make the shake unreal sweet and thick like a McDonald's shake, that I can never finish, and that says something!
Mine is a little lighter and has less hard-to-find ingredients, and that's okay.
- One Banana
- however much frozen spinach you can stand (1/4-1/2 cup maybe?)
- 8oz -ish UNSWEETENED almond milk
- 1/8-1/4 tsp of peppermint extract (you can totally use real mint leaves, i just used what i had)
- 4-5 ice cubes
- and I added the Spectrum Organics Chia/Flax/cocoa/coconut blend for some extra omegas! 1Tblsp
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