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Healthy Shamrock Shake

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast.
Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com
Although my family is not Irish, we have been celebrating St. Patrick's Day for as long as I can remember. The main reason is because we grew up having Irish Setter dogs. We would have an Irish meal and the dogs would dress up in Irish gear.

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com
Since I married Troy, we have another reason to celebrate. Troy is 1/4 Irish! His Mom's mom was Irish. Nationality is a big deal in my family because we enjoy celebrating different heritages. My mom loved making different ethnic meals each week and Irish is a fun one to celebrate.

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com
I have to be honest here: I have never actually had a shamrock shake. I've wanted one but somehow, never made it out to get one. Since I love the challenge of making healthier options of popular food and drinks, I decided to make my own shamrock shake that is lighter and actually very nutritious.

I used frozen bananas which I find to be the best base for any smoothie. It provides so much creaminess, natural sweetness and flavor. Whenever I have a smoothie that does not have banana, I think it is missing something. Of course, for some greenness, I had to add some baby spinach which adds a great boost of nutrition.

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com
If you have mint leaves available, you can use those for a minty flavor or you can get mint extract from the baking and spices section of your grocery store. Either works! Top with some chopped up dark chocolate for a sweet treat. My daughter absolutely LOVED this smoothie and had the cutest green mustache when drinking it. Even Elmo got a taste of it....not good!! Haha.

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com

Healthy Shamrock Shake


Prep Time: 5 minutes or less
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 mint leaves or 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 teaspoon dark chocolate shavings

Instructions

Blend all ingredients together and top with dark chocolate. Enjoy!
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This recipe uses Purely Inspired Organic Protein 100% plant-based nutritional shake which worked well in this recipe to give a boost of protein and nutrients. The protein mix is dairy, gluten and soy free. Flavors include French vanilla and decadent chocolate. Each serving has 20 grams of protein, 7 grams fiber, 2 grams sugar and is 130 calories. It contains an organic fruit and veggie blend with spinach, broccoli, flax and blueberry. It contains a blend of proteins including organic pea protein and organic brown rice protein.

Healthy Shamrock Shake is a lighter take on your favorite St. Patrick's Day shake that takes 5 minutes to make and is perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast. www.nutritinistreviews.com

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored recipe by Purely Inspired. All opinions, recipe and text are my own.

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