Low-Calorie Shamrock Shake Recipe

Mar 9 2016
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I love the Shamrock Shake at McDonald's. Please tell me you have a healthy recipe swap!

Sham' Wow Me
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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...
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


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.


Click here to see it made, HG video style! Then share the recipe with all your pals on Facebook and by email. Happy sipping! And for more clean recipes, check out Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Easy All-Natural Recipes for Healthy Eating in the Real World.

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