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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