Who, like me, LOVES Shamrock Shakes? I know I’m not the only one that’s a mint-aholic here. But do you have any idea what is in them? You just know you want a minty green refreshing treat, so you order it. You know it probably isn’t the best thing for you – what makes it green, anyway? – but it’s a one time treat and you’re okay with the consequences of inhaling this much sugar at lunch.
You know, those lovely headaches.
General inability to focus. Etc, etc.
And I am the last person to tell you that you should give up your very rare and tasty treats. Just because this is not a healthy shamrock shake doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye entirely. However…don’t you wonder why it tastes so good? Why it’s so addicting (maybe your one time treat turns into a week long lunch treat)?
93 GRAMS OF SUGAR.
For comparison, a can of coke has about 45 grams of sugar, or ten teaspoons:
Ladies and gentlemen, if you think a coke is bad, just wait until you eat four of these suckers in a week.
I’m not here to tell you that you shouldn’t, but I am here to tell you that there is another way.
Healthy shamrock shake.
So, you want to find a way to get that GREAT minty taste and not all of the sugar or calories? I figured as much! If only there was a simple recipe or solution to your problem…
It’s your lucky day.
Get your GREEN on with this amazing shake!
Remember my general protein powder rule: if you can’t understand all of the ingredients and pronounce them in one try, stay away. I also recommend using a Vegan Certified, Gluten-Free, Kosher Certified, BSCG Certified Protein Powder – also, check for no artificial sweeteners and dyes.
Remember – when you use high quality ingredients, you get high quality nutrition and results.
So let’s get SHAKING!
1 serving Vanilla Protein Powder
1 serving Fiber powder
2 cups Organic Baby Spinach
Couple drops of Pure Peppermint Essential Oil OR 1/2 tsp extract
2 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
1 cup Water
Few Ice Cubes
Yields: 1 18 ounce shake
Blend and enjoy! YES – a healthy shamrock shake is within your reach.
Now, is it going to taste EXACTLY like a McCafe shake?
No, but it’s a good substitution, and it is quite tasty. It’s also a hit with kids if you add a little sweetener of your choice, whether that’s honey, agave, Stevia or yes, even sugar (hey, progress, not perfection!)
I challenge you to offer it to yourself, even! Want a late night treat? This is perfect for that late night snack, and here’s the nutrition info to go along with it!
If using our recommended brand ingredients (again, just ask! We’ve got the goods), this is what it comes out to:
Ok, seriously, for under 300 calories, packed with protein, and Fiber to boot? You can’t get this on any menu at a fast food place, that is for sure.
Love it? Make it twice a day as a meal replacement! It contains all 20 vitamins and minerals needed to count as a meal replacement, when using our recommendations.
Oh, one last note. Consuming essential oils can be some tricky business, so make sure you’re using high-quality oils in appropriate amounts. Send me a message if you need some assistance, I’d love to give you a hand.