With St.Patrick’s Day upon us, McDonald’s has brought back its famous Shamrock Shake. The eerily green, minty concoction might mark Saint Patty’s, but its quite the nutritional sin. A sixteen-ounce medium touts a whopping 550 calories and eighty-two grams of sugar (yea, you read that right!) This seasonal treat racks up almost four times the daily sugar intake recommended for the average woman.
Thankfully, we can curb our shamrock cravings with this healthified version. This easy-peasy vegan version is comprised of a few ingredients thrown into a blender and viola! instant minty yumminess.
This shake is packed with protein, potassium, and micronutrients and is low in calories, carbs, fat and sugar. Using frozen bananas for texture and kale & real mint for color, sip this mock shamrock shake instead. It only takes a few minutes to whip up, and you can customize by adding less or more mint, kale and sweetener.
1 large frozen banana
1cup kale (frozen works best)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 packet stevia ( or honey/sweetener of choice)
1 small handful fresh mint leaves
1 scoop protein powde
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!