For a limited time each year, McDonalds comes out with their signature Shamrock Shake… a artificial green concoction with so many unhealthy ingredients I wouldn’t feed it to my (hypothetical) pet pig. However, it must contain some mind-altering drug, because everyone and their mother seems to be walking around drinking one.
Not wanting to be a party-pooper I decided to come up with my own Healthy & Raw version of the shake so my family & I could enjoy the fun of drinking something ‘green & creamy’ in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
This Dairy Free Natural Shamrock Shake recipe is so creamy & delicious… you won’t even feel like you’re missing out! Plus, it’s actually good for you!
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- ½ Cup Raw Cashews – Soaked for ½ Hour (then drained)
- 1 Frozen Banana
- ½ Cup Milk or Milk Alternative – Almond, Rice, Soy, Etc.
- ¼ Teaspoon Lime Juice (trust me on this one)
- 2 Stalks of Kale
- 1 Small Fresh Sprig of Mint - OR - Natural Mint Flavoring (to taste)
- ¼ Teaspoon Vanilla (if you don't like mint, you can use just the vanilla)
- ¾ to 1 Cup of Ice
- In VitaMix, combine all ingredients in order listed - except Ice.
- Start on Variable Speed 1, working your way up to 10, then to High.
- Once everything is completely smooth, add in Ice.
- Blend again (using the VitaMix Tamper if necessary) until all ingredients are running smoothly through the machine and everything is well blended.
- Shake should be thick and creamy.
- Serve immediately.
- Top with Raw Coconut Vanilla Whipped Cream (recipe coming soon) & a Cherry!