Rumor has it that my beloved Shamrock Shakes from childhood have in excess of 70 grams of sugar per serving! I nearly fainted when I read that. And then there’s the dairy and I’m going to guess it’s not milk from grass-fed cows that’s being used. Yuck. The kid in me will always hop up and down with anticipation when she knows a milkshake is coming. Now the adult in me joins in the jumping because she knows she’s getting nourishment as well.
I’ve long been loving clean versions of chocolate and vanilla ‘milkshakes’ made with protein powder, superfoods, and my beloved unsweetened almond milk. With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, now’s the perfect time to enjoy a smooth, minty shake – with no pesky hangover. So raise a glass with me – you don’t have to wait till the 18th to go green and celebrate your health!
Clean Shamrock Shake
1-2 scoops Orgain Organic Protein Powder, Vanilla
1 large handful of spinach or kale
1/2 to 1 avocado (depending on how thick you like it)
12 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
1/8 teaspoon of peppermint extract
Variation: if you’re a fan of chocolate-mint, add two tablespoons raw cacao powder
Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or blender at high speed for at least a minute. Serve immediately. It kills the sugar cravings and nourishes the body with greens and clean protein – what a win-win!