Growing up, our family didn’t eat fast food very often, but every March my dad would take me to McDonalds to get a Shamrock Shake. It was a treat of minty goodness and I looked forward to it every year.
This smoothie reminds me of the same green minty shake I had as a kid, but without any added sugar or food dye, I can enjoy it more than once a year.
1 Banana sliced into 1 inch disks and frozen
2 Cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2-3/4 Cup Milk (dairy and non-dairy milks all work great)
1 Drop Spearmint oil
Combine frozen banana slices, spinach, milk, and spearmint oil in a blender. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
**Note 1** I like to freeze several bananas at the same time by lining a tray with parchment paper and laying the banana slices flat on the tray. Once they are frozen solid, I place them in a plastic zipper bag and keep them in the freezer to pull out anytime.
**Note 2** I have found spearmint oil two places. The first is in the essential oil section of health food stores. The second is in the candy making section of craft stores. My favorite brand is Lorann, which I usually get a craft stores. I find it to not be as bitter as the essential oil form the health food stores.