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Why not make your own healthy version of a Shamrock Shake

Shamrock shakes, bright green vanilla- mint shakes that are so popular at McDonald’s for St. Patrick’s Day.

To say these shamrock shakes are not very healthy is a bit of an understatement. Check out their ingredients and if you want, opt for my healthier version of a McDonald’s shamrock shake below.

Here is a list of the ingredients and nutrients in a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

Shamrock McCafe® Shake (Small)

VANILLA REDUCED FAT ICE CREAM: Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Cream, Nonfat Milk Solids, Corn Syrup Solids, Mono- and Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Dextrose, Sodium Citrate, Artificial Vanilla Flavor, Sodium Phosphate, Carrageenan, Disodium Phosphate, Cellulose Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate. ( Contains Milk)

SHAMROCK SHAKE SYRUP: Ingredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar, Natural Flavor (Plant Source), Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Yellow 5, Blue 1.May contain small amounts of other shake flavors served at the restaurant, including egg ingredients when Egg Nog Shakes are available.

WHIPPED CREAM: Ingredients: Cream, Nonfat Milk, Corn Syrup, Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Contains Less Than 1%: Mono-And Diglycerides, Carrageenan, Polysorbate 80, Beta Carotene (Color), Natural (Dairy and Plant Sources) and Artificial Flavor, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E) to Protect Flavor. Whipping Propellant (Nitrous Oxide). (Contains Milk)

MARASCHINO CHERRY: Ingredients: Cherries, Water, Corn Syrup, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural (Plant Source) and Artificial Flavors, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Red 40, Sulfur Dioxide as Preservative (Contains Sulfites).

530 Calories
11g Protein
15g Fat (24%)
86g Carbs (29%)
160mg Sodium (7%)

My Healthier Version of a Shamrock Shake full of healthy fats and protein filled nut milk- yum!

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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth

Chocolate Shamrock Shake

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Mix in high speed blender until smooth

Will you opt for this healthier version of a Shamrock Shake this year? How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

6 responses to “Healthier Version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

  1. Hi Shirley,
    I LOVE your version of the Chocolate Shamrock Shake! It’s awesome and the avocado makes it so smooth!
    Thanks!!

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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

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  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

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Finally... Food I Can Eat!

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Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.

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