With the celebration of St. Patrick's Day later this week, it is also that special time of year to celebrate another highlight of March - the Shamrock Shake. How I do love their creamy minty green goodness.
Imagine my dismay, then, when I saw the shocking nutritional information for a 12oz Shamrock Shake!
- 420 calories
- 9g fat
- 72g carbs
- 0g fiber
- 9g protein
Plug these stats into a Weight Watchers calculator, and you get a whopping 11 Points+! I never would have guessed it was that high.
So I went looking for some alternatives and, giving soul that I am, have compiled them here for you. Also for you, I did not link out to any wanna-be makeovers that included ingredients like spinach or kelp. I'm all for healthy eating (well, maybe not ALL...), but I do expect my ice cream to have ice cream in it!
- Hungry Girl's Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake - just 5 Points+!
- Shamrock Shake Makeover
- Copycat version posted at Epicurious
Since my husband does P90X workouts, and likes the Beachbody Recovery Drink, I thought I'd link to this Shakeology recipe (though I suspect it wouldn't pass my personal taste test): Shakeology Shamrock Shake
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