First of all, let's take a look at the Shamrock Shake. Imagine you ordered a small shake - that's a 16 oz size. Here's what you get:
Total fat: 13 grams
Carbohydrates: 96 grams
Protein: 13 grams
That's a small, remember? If you ordered up a large it would be 1100 calories! Whew! That's quite a while on the treadmill!
To the rescue is a tasty green smoothie that will satisfy that St. Patrick's Day craving! I cannot take credit for it completely, I confess. I have tweaked it a bit here and there, as you may like to do too. Let me know what you think!
St. Patty's Day Smoothie:
1/2 Cup low fat vanilla yogart (I use Greek)
1 Scoop Vanilla protein powder ( I use JuicePlus)
1/8 tsp mint extract (mind you I don't like this combo so you may want more!)
1/2 Cup ice
4 oz water
2 Tb sugar free instant pistachio pudding mix
**Here is where I throw in a handful of spinach, however, my boys would prefer it without.
A couple of drops of green food coloring (if you want it authentic)
All for just 180 Calories!!
Have any special St. Patrick Day foods? Besides green beer?