If you’re watching your waistline but you want something “green” and tasty today, we’ve got you covered. No need to turn green with envy at those who pull up to McDonald’s to indulge in that 540-calorie Shamrock Shake that has 16 grams of fat.
Why not enjoy a healthier version that won’t leave you overwhelmed with guilt for having consumed such a diet-buster. Besides, green shakes or green smoothies should be healthy and void of that much fat. We’ve pulled together some ingredients that will give you a delicious green shake that is tasty, healthy, and nutritious.
Our St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Smoothie has about half the calories, twice the nutrients and none of the green food coloring. Plus, our smoothie is full of healthy fruit and green veggies you can enjoy all year round, not just a couple of weeks in March.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 – 12.oz glasses
2 cups kale
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 cup of pineapple juice
1/2 cup mango chunks (frozen)
1/2 cup pineapple chunks (frozen)
1/2 cup strawberries (frozen)
1 banana (sliced – frozen)
Combine all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with mint sprig (or 4-leaf clover), if desired.
So, me Lad/Lass, instead of green beer on St. Patrick’s Day, have a healthy, green smoothie!