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Recipe: Healthy Shamrock Shake

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this festive, minty-green shake from The Roasted Root that’s a healthy riff on McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. There are no added sugars or artificial food coloring in this treat: It’s naturally sweetened with bananas and gets its green hue from mint leaves and spinach. Enjoy this refreshing, nutritious drink without breaking your calorie bank.

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 large bananas peeled and frozen
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) unsweetened almond milk or full-fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 heaping handful baby spinach
  • 14 leaves large mint chopped
  • 5 ice cubes
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa nibs, optional

Directions

Add all of the ingredients for the shake to a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 1 |  Serving Size: 1 cup

Per serving: Calories: 243; Total Fat: 3g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 162mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 26g; Protein: 4g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 757mg; Iron: 14%; Vitamin A: 47%; Vitamin C: 46%; Calcium: 39% 

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