I love a Shamrock Shake around St. Patrick’s Day. The shake that a certain fast food restaurant makes has 530 calories and is full of ingredients I cannot say much less want in my body, and it certainly does not fit my healthy lifestyle. After some tinkering, I came up with my own version that is clean, green and definitely has a taste of the Irish in it! It’s full of healthy ingredients that FUEL your body and it only has 267 calories all healthy clean ingredients. Isn’t that lucky?
- 1/2 half frozen banana
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup almond milk (or any kind of milk)
- 2 drop mint extract
- 3 drops vanilla extract
- (optional- 1/2 tsp stevia or sugar)
- Add all ingredients into a high powered blends and blend until smooth.
I love being able to come up with healthy and tasty alternative to unhealthy treats. It shows my family that eating well and being healthy isn’t boring! This is not a sweet shake, so add some green grapes, sugar or honey to sweeten it to your liking!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll leave you with this Irish Blessing!
May you always have walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire.