Like clockwork, as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, we also begin to see the trendy Shamrock Shake start sprouting up everywhere. People are posting about it on Facebook and hashtagging it all over Instagram, but to say the traditional version doesn’t fit into a weight loss plan is a gross understatement. But since it’s such a festive time of year, we don’t want you to completely miss out. That’s why we’ve created this healthy Shamrock Shake recipe. It’s got all the same minty flavor, but with a nutritional facts panel that’s much more digestible.
Traditional Shamrock Shake Versus Our Healthy Version
The traditional Shamrock Shake is a blend of vanilla yogurt and a proprietary “shamrock shake syrup” topped with whipped cream. All together, this combination contains around 30 ingredients, which include high-fructose corn syrup, liquid sugar, and artificial colorings. Our version contains only 6 easy-to-find ingredients.
A single medium serving of the traditional Shamrock Shake packs a whopping 560 calories, 16 grams of fat (10 from saturated fat), and 91 grams of carbohydrates (78 from sugar). Our version contains only 290 calories, 15.5 grams of fat (that are mostly unsaturated, healthy fats), and 39 grams of carbohydrates. Plus, a single serving contains 100% of the vitamin B-12 you need for the day and more than 75% of your vitamin A needs.
Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 large banana, frozen
- 2 drops liquid stevia (or to taste)
What To Do:
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.