Dietitian-Approved Shamrock Shake

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If we were talking about baseball, this shake would be a grand slam! This version is an exact replica of the McDonald’s version but it uses natural ingredients and packs in a lot of nutrition. The fact that this recipe uses avocados and spinach to get its green color (instead of food dyes) makes it a powerhouse for potassium, Vitamin K, folate, antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. The scoop of protein powder can even help this shake to serve as a great snack to share with someone or count as a quick meal on the go! This shake is perfect for:

  • kids who won’t eat green fruits or vegetables.
  • individuals needing to increase their protein intake.
  • picky eaters who lack a variety of nutrients in their diet.
  • anyone wanting a delicious and healthy treat.

Figge's shakeFigge’s Shamrock Shake

  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ medium avocado or ½ small avocado
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • ½ cup light coconut milk (from the can)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 packet of Stevia
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 ¼ cup ice*

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor. Blend and enjoy!

*You can use more or less ice to create a thinner or thicker shake, if desired. Recipe makes about 16 ounces.

Nutritional facts: Calories: 289. Fat: 15 gm. Protein: 22 gm. Carb: 18 gm.

Thank you so much, Dietitian Cassie, for the inspiration for this recipe!

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