Happy St. Patrick’s Day friends!
Growing up with Irish blood, we have always celebrated our Irish heritage BIG in our home. We went to our local St. Patrick’s parade every year and we gathered with friends and family for a feast that my Mom would make.
Since having a family of my own, I continue to celebrate and teach my children of the Irish culture.
My Dad use to say , ” the Irish aren’t particularly known for their exquisite cuisine…. you rarely hear people say , let’s go to the Irish restaurant”. Although I myself find a lot of Irish dishes very yummy, sometimes little ones don’t find lamb, corned beef, veggies, potatoes and cabbage very “yummy”. This year in addition to our traditional Irish food, I decided to make Shamrock shakes for the girls ( even though they aren’t really Irish). HEALTHY Shamrock shakes that is….. for the whole family! We have been making them all week and like pairing it with some tradional Irish soda bread. To make your very own healthy shamrock shake, follow the recipe below:
+ 1 overripe large banana, peeled and frozen
+ 1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (I like 1/4 tsp)
+ up to 1 cup almond milk ( or milk of choice)
+ 1/4 cup frozen spinach
+ Green Food Coloring ( optional)
Makes one big serving.
Our family leaves you with some old Irish proverbs…..
“May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.”
“For each petal on the shamrock,
This brings a wish your way.
Good Health, good luck, and
Happiness for today and every day.”
Happy St. Pat’s Day!