Low-Calorie Shamrock Shake Recipe
I love the Shamrock Shake at McDonald's. Please tell me you have a healthy recipe swap!
Sham' Wow Me
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 460 calories, 13g fat, and 63 grams of sugar (SmartPoints® value 23*). That is insane!
Luckily, I DO have a recipe swap that'll save you around 300 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...
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
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 3*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
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)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.
MAKES 1 SERVING
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