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{Note from Jessica: Today’s post is shared by my sweet friend Renee, author of Raising Generation Nourished. We became friends several years ago and I am continually impressed with her desire to help change the world, starting with our newest generation. Real food has to be core of our health and should start in the womb. Considering this is the first time in history that our children are expected to die before us, something HAS to change. I’m honored to call her a friend. I hope you’ll stop by her site, Raising Generation Nourished, and say hello!}

So there’s this thing that happens when you have really little kids that have grown up on real food and they get to the age where they can read…

Last year my first born was in kindergarten and the questions started coming at me left and right:

“What’s a Fruit Loops, momma?”

“What kind of store is McDonald’s, momma?”

“Can we get that fun Dora box that says Mac N Cheese, momma?”

For the most part, I take it as a great opportunity to not only praise her amazing reading skills so young, but also to age appropriately educate about where food comes from and how it can either fuel us with stuff that will make us feel great, or fuel us with stuff that is going to make us feel lousy and tired. I absolutely read ingredient labels with her, and give her the answers she is looking for.

We have also taken those situations and turned them around asking questions like, “How could we make that using real ingredients?” We have perfected kid favorites with a real food spin like the Mac N Cheese, yummy dinners like real food sloppy joes and real homemade potato chips, and fun treats like mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Copycat Shamrock Shake :: Dairy Free & Loaded With Nutrient Dense Ingredients!

Right around St. Patrick’s Day last year, we were at a stoplight and she read the McDonald’s sign advertising their specials on the one and only Shamrock Shake and she was so curious what that might be.

It seemed simple enough (especially considering how many I used to order in my pre-real food days…I knew exactly how they tasted!), and I already had some tricks up my sleeve on how to load up a smoothie with nutrient dense ingredients. So we tackled a Shamrock Shake flavored smoothie in the kitchen that weekend, and came up with a creamy, rich, sweet mint shake that I could feel good about my little ones enjoying.

Copycat Shamrock Shake :: Dairy Free & Loaded With Nutrient Dense Ingredients!

Happy Shamrock Shake season to you! Luckily for you, you can make this one all year long and feel good about it to!

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Copycat Shamrock Shake :: Dairy Free and Loaded With Nutrient-Dense Ingredients!

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

We tackled a Shamrock Shake flavored smoothie in the kitchen and came up with a creamy, rich, sweet mint shake that rivals the one at the fast food joint down the street. Better yet, it's full of real food ingredients that won't leave your blood sugar crashed a couple of hours later.



  1. You will want your coconut milk ice cold so I put mine in the freezer for an hour or so before we want to make this shake.
  2. When the milk is cold, put everything in the blender and combine until smooth. If you want it a little more frozen, you can add some ice if you like.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 264Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 184mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 16gProtein: 5g

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