March is finally here and that means St. Patty’s Day is on its way too!
We are not Irish, so we don’t celebrate St. Patty’s Day technically, but my kids do get into the novelty of the day and wear green and we try to eat some fun green foods!
Here are some ideas!
Green Pepper Four Leaf Clovers!
So simple…just cut a whole green pepper sideways in thin strips to create the clover part and then cut thin lines for the stems!
How about some DAIRY FREE Shamrock Ice Cream with green sprinkles??
This ice cream is super simple to make, the sprinkles require a few steps though.
Let me walk you through the sprinkles first.
Remember how I dyed pink sprinkles for Valentine’s Day?
We will use the same method but a different color!
I try to stay away from artificial food dyes, except for things like this….
erupting volcanoes! I am not okay with using artificial dyes in our food though so to dye these sprinkles naturally…….
I started with unsweetened dried coconut flakes.
In my juicer I juiced a few leaves of spinach to get a really dark green juice.
Then I added it to my dried coconut flakes
and mixed until all the flakes were coated and dyed.
It was a little damp so I placed them in my toaster oven on low to dry them out a little.
While making these my kids thought it looked like grass and I started thinking ths would be a great idea to use for Easter treats too….so stay tuned for what I come up with for that!! :)
The ice cream is super fast and easy to make!
Shamrock Ice Cream
2-4 frozen bananas
1-2 tbsp. agave, maple syrup or honey
1 tsp. vanilla
optional ingredient: Peppermint extract
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Serve like soft serve ice cream or place in freezer to harden up a bit before serving. Sprinkle with green sprinkles!
Here it is pictured with different lighting…
don’t let the avocado in this recipe scare you….I made this for my two kids and my neice and nephew-they all ate it and loved it and never even questioned what was in it! You cannot taste the avocado, but it gives it a nice creamy texture!
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