One Healthy Shamrock Shake

Let’s forgo the fast food, skip the drive thru, hold the corned beef, and head straight for the shake. We’re talking a Shamrock Shake, yum yum. After all, a large shake at McDonalds will cost ya almost a day of calories, well over 100 grams of sugar, and a whole lotta other crap that is far from lean or green. This healthy version is delicious and nutritious enough to have for…breakfast! Lucky you!


One Healthy Shamrock Shake:

In a blender, combine:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 large handful spinach or romaine (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • A bunch of fresh mint leaves and/or one drop of peppermint extract (a little bit goes a long way)
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • handful of ice cubes

Pour into a large glass. Top with extra nibs or chocolate chips and go to town!

One Healthy Breakdown: it’s a wish come true!

Green Smoothie for Milkshake Lovers

Who doesn’t love a good milkshake?!  Unfortunately, milkshakes aren’t exactly the best everyday treat, but a green smoothie that TASTES like a milkshake is a whole different story!

photo(27)The first time I blended up some traditional green juice, I was not overly impressed by the grassy flavor or consistency, but as soon as I added flavored protein powder and a bit of vanilla, I couldn’t get enough. This upgraded shake has been my meal/snack of choice lately and it’s great for any time of day! Smoothies, shakes, and juice are super refreshing and this one’s packed with goodness and taste!

  • 1 large handful spinach or greens of choice
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 shot wheatgrass (I found frozen single servings at Provisions)
  • 1 cored pear or apple
  • 1/4 cup berry of choice
  • 1 tablespoon plain non/low-fat greek yogurt (omit for non-dairy)
  • 1-2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder and/or 1-2 tablespoon chocolate protein powder (depending on your preference, add a little more powder for meal replacement and a little less for a snack)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • a few ice cubes
  • water as needed to blend to your ideal consistency

Blend all ingredients together in blender/food processor, pour into a glass, add a pink straw, and enjoy!  If you’re a real chocoholic, add a teaspoon or two of cacao powder.  The great thing about blending your own green smoothies is the variety – add what you have in the firdge.  As long as you’ve got some greens and a little something sweet, you’re good to go.

One Healthy Breakdown: delicious, nutritious, slurpelicious.