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HG's Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake
HG's Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

Shamrock Star!
Happy St. Patrick's Day, people! To celebrate, we've got a McDonald's-inspired Shamrock Shake swap that's sure to make Ronald green with envy. Creamy vanilla goodness with a hint of mint... Mmmmmm!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup Breyers Double Churn Free Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream
1 tbsp. Coffee-mate Sugar Free French Vanilla powdered creamer
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 - 12 ice cubes' worth)

Directions:
Place Coffee-mate in a glass and add 1 tbsp. very hot water. Stir until powder dissolves, and then transfer mixture to a blender.

Add all other ingredients to the blender. Blend at high speed until mixed thoroughly. Sláinte! (That's the Irish way of saying, "Cheers!" -- we know 'cuz we Googled it.)

MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 shake/about 12 oz. (entire recipe)
Calories: 176
Fat: 4g
Sodium: 142mg
Carbs: 29.5g
Fiber: 3.5g
Sugars: 16g
Protein: 7.5g

POINTS® value 3*

McDonald's Shamrock Shake
McDonald's Shamrock Shake

It's Not Easy Being Green
Whether or not you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you probably grew up indulging in the beloved McDonald's Shamrock Shake. There's something about that thick green shake that's ridiculously INTRIGUING. Is it the minty flavor? Its smooth creaminess? The fact that it's available for a limited time only? (Probably all of the above.) But now that you're all grown up, chances are you don't find yourself making a beeline for Mickey D's to get your mitts on this chilly treat. Besides, depending on the size you choose, it clocks in with 420 - 1,110 calories and 10 - 26g fat (POINTS® value 9 - 24*). Eeeks! Rather than just living in the past and savoring your Shamrock Shake MEMORIES, whip up our guilt-free version of the gorgeous milkshake right in your very own kitchen -- and have a mintylicious day! By the way, ours is available all year round... Hear that, Ronald?

Serving Size: One 12-oz. shake
Calories: 420
Fat: 10g
Sodium: 135mg
Carbs: 72g
Fiber: 0g
Sugars: 62g
Protein: 9g

POINTS® value 9*

CHEW ON THIS:
Today, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day! Bust out the blender and get busy whipping up our Shamrock Shake swap!
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