Healthy Shamrock Shakes – The Best of Ireland | Healthy Food for Kids
When you think ‘healthy recipes for kids’, Shamrocks Shakes are hopefully not the first thing that pops into your mind. These ‘Irish themed’ luminously green shakes are loved by kids everywhere. Unfortunately though, these festive shakes are super high in sugar (in fact it is the second AND the third ingredient after water!).
So, when I told my little ones that I was going to make a healthy, delicious treat for St.Patricks Day their first reaction was ‘PLEASE make Shamrock Shakes’.
After a lot of mixing here and there voila! I give you The Healthy Shamrock Shake – Baby Led Feeding style. It is probably my kids favourite thing ever! The frozen banana really gives it a texture of ice cream and adds that sweetness without having to add any sugar at all. Blended with a little milk it is the perfect combo (even if you were to just leave it here :)…. but you are not going to right? You’re going to add the spinach! And the yummy mint and I promise! You will not regret it!
Spinach adds that ‘oomph’ of colour to the shake that makes it just look a little similar to the normal Shamrock Shake. The most important ingredient though that twists this shake into the most amazing drink ever is Mint! I mulled it using a pestle and mortar to help release the minty oils before adding to the banana mixture. You don’t have to do this step but it really makes a huge difference.
If you make one thing from my site this week then you honestly have to make this! It is:
St.Patricks Day Green
and uses the best of Irish produce!
All of the ingredients from this recipe are available to buy in your local Dunnes Stores.
If you try this recipe, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #babyledfeeding on Instagram or Facebook. Happy St.Patricks Day. Hope you are all doing something super fun for your families!