(Repost from last year because this recipe is that good)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Do we shorten it to St. Patty’s or St. Paddy’s? I don’t know which so I’ll stick to the full name of this completely invented holiday.
Around this time of year, McDonald’s sells its famous Shamrock Shake. Now, Shamrock Shakes are pretty good! Especially since they’re only available for a short time – it kind of adds to the mystique. But honestly, if I want a shake, I’m going to In-n-Out. And I’ll ask them to leave me a little bit of room at the top of my vanilla shake so I can put a little bit of root beer in it.
But I digress! The Shamrock Shake has cult status in the US (international friends, let me know if you’ve got these in your countries, too). But let’s not waste calories on a mediocre treat, let’s make it a delicious post-workout drink!
- I blended two handfuls (handsful?) of spinach in some water with the Nutribullet
- I added half a cup of cottage cheese and blended again
- Then I blended in a packet of Vanilla Shakeology and a tablespoon of stevia
- Finally, I added two teeny tiny drops of peppermint extract, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and some more water, then – you guessed it – blended that too
The spinach makes it green without using food coloring. From Previous Experience, I know that you’ve got to be careful with the peppermint extract because it’s powerful stuff! I added in vanilla extract and stevia to make it even sweeter.
I suppose you could use a vanilla whey protein for this shake, but I sell Shakeology so there you go.
Do you have any plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Is it St. Paddy’s or St. Patty’s?