A Healthy Shamrock Shake
When I was a kid, and even in my 20’s, I eagerly awaited St. Patrick’s Day because of the arrival of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. I can’t even imagine drinking one of these concoctions these days. A medium Shamrock Shake has a whopping 73 grams of sugar! I’m not going even talk about what is in the shake itself, but just the Shamrock Syrup has the following ingredients – High fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, water, sugar, natural flavor (plant source), xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), yellow 5, and blue 1.
Doesn’t look too appetizing anymore, does it?
Here is my version of the Shamrock Shake. It is a PCOS-friendly recipe with a flavor that brings me back to my youth. Erin go Braugh!
1/2 frozen banana
1 cup coconut or almond milk
1 scoop PCOS Diva Power Protein
1 T PCOS Diva Power Greens
2 tsp. PCOS Diva Power Fiber Powder
6 baby spinach leaves
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp + 1/8 tsp. peppermint extract
4 ice cubes
¼ tsp. Matcha green tea powder (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (if desired)
I like this to have a rich, thick and creamy consistency. If you prefer a thinner version, add more ice. The matcha adds a nice green color to the shake, but you can omit it. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you will love my Spring Meal Plan. It is packed with more recipes that will satisfy your cravings while nourishing and healing your body. Spring is upon us, and it’s time to start enjoying the fruits of the season! You will enjoy Mint Mojito Smoothies, Spring Minestrone Soup, Cajun Grilled Shrimp, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, and much more.
Amy Medling, the best-selling author of Healing PCOS and certified health coach, specializes in working with women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), who are frustrated and have lost all hope when the only solution their doctors offer is to lose weight, take a pill, and live with their symptoms. In response, Amy founded PCOS Diva and developed a proven protocol of supplements, diet, and lifestyle programs that offer women tools to help them gain control of their PCOS and regain their fertility, femininity, health, and happiness