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Get Your Shamrock On the Healthy Way

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and whether you celebrate or not, chances are you’ve had your share of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.  I know some people who can’t wait for this time of year, just to indulge in that minty creaminess. Did you know that all that yumminess runs between 420-1,110 calories a shake?  The small Shamrock Shake packs in 10 grams of fat, 72 grams of carbs and 62 grams of sugar. You’d have to run 5-6 miles just to burn off that shake!

Last year Hungry Girl came out with a healthier version that I like to share with Shamrock Shake lovin’ friends.


3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk (personally I would switch this to almond milk 🙂

1/2 cup Breyers Double Churn Free Creamy Vanilla fat-free ice cream

1 tbsp. Coffee Mate sugar free French Vanilla powdered creamer

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

2 drops green food coloring

1 no-calorie sweetener pack (like Splenda)

1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8-12 ice cubes)


Place Coffee Mate in a glass and add 1 tbsp. very hot water.  Stir until powder dissolves, and then transfer mixture to a blender.

Add all other ingredients to the blender.  Blend at high speed until mixed thoroughly.

Makes 1 serving

Calories 176

Fat 4 grams

Sodium 142mg

Carbs  29.5 grams

Fiber 3.5 grams

Sugars 16 grams

Protein 7.5 grams



March 7, 2011 - Posted by | Food | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on fitmommy.

    Comment by atcshan | March 16, 2012 | Reply

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