Thursday, March 12, 2015

Natural Shamrock Shake

A few days ago, I heard an ad for McDonald's Shamrock Shake, then a few hours later saw an article posted on Facebook on why you should never drink one (see here). I knew they were unhealthy, but holy wow, yeah don't drink them! 

Now, I may not be a dietician, or nutritionist, or medical professional, but I have a healthier alternative for your St. Patty's Day celebration! I give you my Natural Shamrock Shake!
5 ingredients vs the 33 in the "real" shake? Yes please. This shake is natural, filling, healthy, and a great way to fuel your morning (or detox post celebration!).

Natural Shamrock Shake:
blend in blender
1 cup milk of choice
1 tbl nut butter of choice
large handful of spinach
1/2 banana

Blend and enjoy. I drank this last weekend before hitting the slopes and it kept me full for hours!

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16 thoughts on the matter:

Sara - Villa Emilia said... {Reply}

My father just received a new blender for his birthday. We will definitely try this! :)
Thank you for the recipe!

Unknown said... {Reply}

I love green smoothies. I use frozen fruits instead of ice, and add a heaping scoop of protein powder.

-Nicky @ awesomeville

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

Yummy! I was reading about them yesterday too (Hungry Girl article). I was shocked at the calorie count!

Leovi said... {Reply}

Yes, really rich !! Great photos !!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Hmm, spinach and banana --gotta give this a try! Thanks for sharing. :)

Nancy said... {Reply}

Good for you for finding a better way :)

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

Well, it's certainly worth a try. I can see my hubby turning up his nose at this one!

carol l mckenna said... {Reply}

Looks very healthy ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

GENIUS!!!! I love it!

Adrienne said... {Reply}

We begin almost every weekday with a version of this shake!! (I throw in chia seeds, and some protein powder for the hubs!) YUMMY!!

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

I almost stopped at McDonalds the other day to get one...but then I realized my girls weren't asking for one, probably wouldn't realize we've gotten them in the past and none of us needed it. So glad I didn't now that I've read that article!

Claire Justine said... {Reply}

I love smoothies, your looks so yummy
> need to try this <

Kim said... {Reply}

Yours looks like a picture of health! I have never had a MCD's Shamrock Shake, but now I'm curious about the article.

abrianna said... {Reply}

Glad you found a healthy replacement. I always lookout for how to make mocha or caramel frappuccinos at home so Blessing and I can enjoy them.

Aimz said... {Reply}

hmmm I could do that, most of the time I use a banana, nuts and whatever other fruits I have.

Molly said... {Reply}

What a wonderfully vibrant green colour that is