Low-Calorie Shamrock Shake Recipe

Mar 9 2016
Question@2x Hi HG,

I love the Shamrock Shake at McDonald's. Please tell me you have a healthy recipe swap!

Sham' Wow Me
Answer@2x Hi Sham' Wow,

You're not alone... Seems like everyone is obsessed with that creamy, vanilla, hint-of-mint Shamrock Shake! Sadly, the stats are a major doozy: Even the small 12-oz. shake has 530 calories, 15g fat, and 73 grams of sugar (SmartPoints® value 27*). That is insane!

Luckily, I DO have a recipe swap that'll save you around 400 calories. My recipe is also super low in sugar, loaded with protein, and 100 percent natural. Check it out! BTW, I promise you cannot taste the spinach...
Hungry Girl's Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

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Entire recipe (about 16 oz.): 133 calories, 4g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 210mg sodium, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 20g protein

SmartPoints®
value 2*

Ingredients:

3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 oz. (about 6 tbsp.) natural vanilla protein powder with about 100 calories per serving (like the kind by Tera's Whey)

1/3 cup spinach leaves

1/8 tsp. peppermint extract

1 1/4 cups crushed ice (about 8 ice cubes)

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.

MAKES 1 SERVING

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