Friday, March 14, 2014

Shakeology Shamrock Shake

Happy St. Patricks's Day!! It's almost that time again .... GREEN!! That means McDonalds is coming out with their CRAZY HORRIBLE but ohhhhh soo good Shamrock Shakes and Girl Scout Thin Mints (my personal fav) is coming out. This is why I truly love this recipe so much because it's filled with over 70 super foods and equal to 5 trips to the salad bar but taste like it's horrible for you. Those Shamrock shakes are good but this honestly, taste's just as good and I don't feel guilty afterwards. 
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I did have to make this shake a few times to get it right ..... ADVICE: watch how much Peppermint Extract you put in, because you can overdo it and it will taste like a stick of gum.  No more than 2 drops and you are good. 
Chocolate Shakeology Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookie:
- 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
- 1/2 cup Almond Milk or Skim Milk (I use Unsweetended Almond Milk)
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons Jello Sugar Free/Fat-Free Pistachio Pudding powder
- 2 drops of Peppermint Extract
- A few drops of green food coloring
- Ice to taste
If you aren't a chocolate fan' try it with one scoop of Greenberry Shakeology!! I personally  enjoy the chocolate more. Tastes like a cookie. 
Let’s quickly compare the two shakes…
McDonald’s Shamrock Shake nutrition facts in a 12-ounce cup:
540 calories
10 g protein
16 g fat (10g saturated fat; 1g trans fat)
88 g carbs (74g sugars; 0g dietary fiber)
160 mg sodium
…loaded with artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce or recognize.
Chocolate Shakeology Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookie nutrition facts:
195 calories
19 g protein
3 g fat (0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat)
24 g carbs (9g sugars; 4g dietary fiber)
500 mg sodium
…all-natural with 70 different ingredients including super fruits and vegetables.