Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a healthy way with this Shamrock Shake Knockoff!

Every March I get a hankering (oh yes, I did just say that) for a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake.  I used to look forward to the end of winter every year when I could get a taste of that rich pepperminty deliciousness.  Several years ago I came to terms with the fact that I am a sugarholic.  If I have just one bite, I might go on a sugar bender that would put Cookie Monster to shame.  I try to avoid it as much as possible.  Yes, every once in awhile I choose to indulge, but if I stay well fed and eat protein and fat at each meal, I would rather pass, the craving just isn’t there anymore.  I don’t exactly want to live my life feeling deprived, so I enjoy making typically unhealthy foods, not only less harmful, but beneficial.  That’s what I did with this knockoff superfood shamrock shake.

You could eat 5 of these in a day and feel amazing, have no cravings and know you’ve nourished yourself.  You might be a bit gassy from the veggies, but hey, there are worse things than broccoli farts.  Like a sugar hangover that lasts for 3 days!

Before I give you the recipe, let me just remind you how gross the genuine shakes are.  I mean, they sure taste good, but look at all the junk in them… did you see that… 86 grams of carbs (almost all sugars) in just 12 ounces!    They are loaded with preservatives, corn syrup & artificial colorings too.  I think I’ll pass.

Here is what you’ll need for my version which will make about 24-36 ounces (2-3 times the amount in the McDonald’s small.

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Nothing artificial, nothing you can’t pronounce and we all need some extra green vegetables!

If you want to make an extra special treat, add some healthy homemade chocolate magic shell to the top and it will taste like a Peppermint Pattie!

Here’s how you make the magic shell:

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Pour over shake and wait about 30 seconds. The magic shell will harden and you will have a Thin Mint Shake!

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What are some of your favorite junk food turned healthy recipes?

Comment and link them up below!