The Non-Shamrock Shamrock Shake story
Yesterday, we were out shopping for what our son is going to need on his trip to Morocco. I think I am more excited about this trip than he is…….and I am not even going because it is students only!
As we were out and about, we passed a McDonald’s. He wanted to get their “famous” Shamrock shake as he said that was probably his only opportunity to get one this year! Well, our island doesn’t have that shake yet!
Boohooohooo……I was so dissappointed! (just kidding)
So this mom decided to do some online looking up……..basically the main ingredients are soft serve ice cream, whipped cream and their Shamrock syrup (with dyes and artificial flavoring, of course) and a maraschino cherry. Now, according to McDonald’s website, a small Shamrock Shake is 460 calories with 63 grams of sugar. A medium equals 560 calories with 78 grams of sugar and a large packs 800 calories with 113 grams of sugar.
You can probably guess what happened next. That’s right! This mom decided to make her own and our cat, Hendrix, wanted her share of the fresh pickins.
Here are the ingredients to whip up in the blender:
…..A Handful of Fresh Mint (If you don’t have fresh mint available, use 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract……or a couple drops of high quality peppermint oil)
…..8 oz of liquid (macademia nut milk is pretty rockin’ awesome!)
…..3 ice cubes
Dang! What a BANGIN’ Healthy choice!
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Life Shake is non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, Kosher and Keto-friendly……and with only 140-150 calories per serving.
What’s next? Girl Scout cookies shakes?? Actually, I have friends who have made the healthy versions already……stay tuned!
Make tomorrow amazing….. It starts with You today!
Marie-anne A.k.a. MOM