Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Skinny Shamrock Shake

I love a delicious mint shake. Every year I have always looked forward to the limited time of year when Shamrock Shakes are back at McDonald's. I used to drink them all the time as a kid and as a teenager and then one day when I was an adult, I made the mistake of looking at the calories of it. While I still grab the real thing once a year, I like to enjoy the flavor without giving up the healthy lifestyle I work towards. This skinny version is delicious and SO much better for you. There is protein, fruit and the taste of mint. Yum!

You will need:

  • 1 cup 100 calorie Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Bananas, peeled, sliced and then frozen 
  • 3/4 cup of Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint Extract 
  • ice
  • food coloring (if you want it to be green)

Add the frozen slices of banana, almond milk, yogurt, a small handful of ice and if you want a couple drops of green food coloring. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract and blend it all together. If it isn't minty enough, add a little more mint and blend again. You can top it with light whipped cream and a cherry, but when I am going for a really light treat I omit this step. 

This shake is smooth, delicious and has just the right hint of mint. Most of the time I am not even tempted by a Shamrock Shake anymore! 
Do you have a favorite mint treat? 
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Masshole Mommy said...

That souds so good. I bet my kids will love this. Yum.

blythe32 said...

Yum, a healthier version of this delicious shake. I can't wait to try it out. Adding it to my YumPrint collection.

CoCo - Our Humble ABoden said...

Sounds so good! I didn't even think about adding bananas but I bet you can't even taste them over the mint!

Amanda Love said...

This sounds truly delicious! I'm really not a fan of food coloring so I wonder if can use something else to make it green. Either way I would love to try this.

Roxanne Ferber said...

My kids and I are big into smoothies right now! I am going to make this for them on St. Patrick's day!

tiarastantrums said...

My daughter loves these Shamrock Shakes, but I don't like to purchase them for her (#meanmom). But I really love the healthy version that I can totally make at home for her!

jillconyers said...

This sounds wonderful Debra. The food coloring is a must. It is a shamrock shake after all :)

Hannah Adkins said...

this looks really easy to make! I'll have to sharing with my friends who miss Arbys one that they had for a while.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

this sounds so good especially be 'skinny'. And I love anything that has peppermint extract in it as its so good for flavor!

Kiana Abram said...

I've never had a mint flavored shake before but this looks tasty! I also love that it's simple and healthy!

Made In a Day said...

Wow this is awesome! I 'm likin the word Skinny! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pined & Sharing on Fb! Have a great week!

rlo said...

I recently saw how much sugar are in these shakes from McDonalds's! Never never never buying one! Thanks for the healthier alternative! And thanks for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty !