Saturday, 17 August 2013

DIY: 5 Minute Shamrock Shake

So we know McDonald's isn't known for promoting healthy eating but I think that their new shamrock shake is on another level. I know it tastes so good but what if you could recreate the recipe but a healthy one? Now even the one I have created here is not overly healthy but it has 1/3 of all the "bad stuff" in and tasted the same! 

You can use this for a treat or recovery shake!

Nutrition Info for McDonald Shamrock Shake:        
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving (16oz)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 180
Calories 680
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 220mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 111g37%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 82g
Protein 14g
Vitamin A 25%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 45%Iron 2%

Now if you make your own it should be:

Calories: 270 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 36g Sugar: 25g Sodium: 147g Protein: 20g

You will need:

  • 1 cup of Fat free Vanilla Yogurt.
  • 2 Scoops of Vanilla Protein Powder (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of agave nectar
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint extract
  • 5-6 ice cubes.

All you do is put them in your blender and blend away!

Try it out it is great for recovery after training or just a little treat you don't need to feel guilty about!

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