Do you ever wish this St. Patrick’s Day favorite was better for you? Now it is! Scroll down for my healthy shamrock shake recipe below!
Happy Friday!! I know the blog has been pretty quiet this week, but I have been HUSTLING behind the scenes – and I am particularly excited about this healthy shamrock shake recipe!! I have been working on it for the past week and a half to get the recipe right, film a video, and make sure that it’s Adam approved… and let me tell ya, he is the first one to tell me that a smoothie with spinach does not taste the same as a McDonald’s milkshake made with ice cream ? But even this version got his stamp of approval! Woooooo!!!
I think it’s pretty obvious that St. Patrick’s Day is going to look a lot different this year. Instead of a bar crawl, I think we’re all just hoping for a nice day so we can see a few friends on a patio! If that doesn’t work out, I will definitely be making this smoothie, maybe spiking it a little (why not?!), and putting on some fun Irish music. How will you guys celebrate this year?
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup fresh spinach
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup avocado (I used frozen, but you can use fresh too!)
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and pulse until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream, cacao nibs, mint leaves, and/or chocolate sauce!
If you want a cold and creamy smoothie, you need to add 1/2 frozen banana - not one sitting on your counter! If you don't have time to freeze it, you could add some ice, but I don't recommend it!
I used frozen avocado (found at Whole Foods!) because I like to have that on hand for smoothies, but you can definitely use fresh avocado if you have it on hand.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 12.6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 475mgCarbohydrates: 26.3gFiber: 6.8gSugar: 9.6gProtein: 23.3g