‘Paleo’ Shamrock Shake

16 Mar

I’m all about festive holiday treats..

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St Patty’s Day Pancakes!!!

Tis the season for McDonald’s most coveted creation:

I don’t really have to go into detail about how much sugar/how many calories are in that thing. I think you know. If you want one though; you should have one- not judging.

I decided to try to make my own healthified and paleo version. I’ve made healthy mint shakes with milk and protein powder, but with paleo, those things are out. Since I’ve been focusing on eating whole foods, I kind of miss protein shakes. However, protein powder is expensive and it’s kind of nice not having to shell out the money for it.

Here’s a healthy shamrock shake with no sugar, dairy or grains added!

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Serves 1:

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 of an avocado

1/2 of a banana

handful of fresh baby spinach (can’t taste…for color!)

1/2 cup of water

5-6 ice cubes

3-4 drops of mint extract

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You CAN add sweetener, however I don’t need it!

paleo shamrock shake

Hit the spot. Now I don’t need to run out and get the sugar overload version. I think I am done celebrating St. Patrick’s Day however, even though it hasn’t even gotten here yet. I went to a parade last weekend and spent some time with some very special people, AKA my family. It was amazing to get to see them all and spend some time together.

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What is your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Treat?

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4 Responses to “‘Paleo’ Shamrock Shake”

  1. Courtney March 16, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    This looks delish! 😀

  2. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats March 16, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    In Australia we don’t really have any particular St Patricks day treats that we do or that I know of. Your version of the Shamrock Shake looks interesting though 🙂

  3. cookingfortheotherhalf March 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    That shake looks awesome!!!! I have been craving a Shamrock Shake so badly but have been trying to avoid it….I will definitely be trying your recipe.

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