happy (early) st. patrick’s day, little leprechauns! lexi and i try our best to avoid mcdonald’s like the plauge. but every year around this time, those golden arches threaten to pull us in with those tempting shamrock shakes. oooh yum!
this season, we decided to steer clear of mickey d’s and have concocted a festive treat of our own! with a dash of invigorating peppermint, this perfectly healthy “milkshake” makes for a delicious breakfast smoothie and an awesome alternative treat to the questionable fast food classic.
~1 large banana
~1 cup vanilla almond milk (or soy milk)
~1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
~1/2 teaspoon agave nectar (you can use honey or maple syrup or any natural sweetener you’d like!)
~4 or 5 fresh mint leaves
add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. pour in to serving cups and freeze for 30 minutes, stirring every ten minutes or so. top with a fresh mint leaf and serve.
(makes 2 servings)
xo. lexi and lo