It’s getting to be that time of year when everybody you know claims to be Irish, nasty-looking green beer is everywhere and Pinterest mommies make corny Leprechaun everything.
In all seriousness, I really do love St. Patrick’s day. The way Americans celebrate it just kind of irritates me. And I love making fun of people a bit too much.
It’s almost a rule in my house that we have to eat something green on St. Patty’s day, because we’re Irish-but-at-the-same-time-stupid-Americans and all. 🙂
Last year I found this great recipe for a Shamrock Shake that was GAPS legal. I taste-tested it next to the original shake, and they taste surprisingly similar! (There aren’t many healthy copycats taste anything like the original.) The peppermint masks the honey and coconut flavors perfectly-and it’s green without food dye.
1 can coconut milk (you can also sub 1 ¾ cups of any other type of milk)
1 avocado, pit and skin removed
2 1/2 – 3 tablespoons honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, or pretty much any other sweetener
1 cup of ice
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Directions: Throw everything in a blender. Turn it on. Then turn it off. Pour into some glasses. Share, or drink them all yourself. Make a Facebook status that says “Kiss me, I’m Irish ;).” You know the drill.