Let us start this by saying, we wouldn't suggest you going to McDonald's for anything. Period. But let's just say you've been seeing the commercials for their limited edition, seasonal, Shamrock Shake and thought, 'It couldn't be that bad; it's just one shake right?' Think again!
A large, 22-ounce McDonald’s Shamrock Shake contains:
• 829 Calories
• 23 Grams of Fat (35% U.S. Recommended Daily Value)
• 15 Grams of Saturated Fat (73% U.S. Daily Value)
• 1 Gram of Trans Fat
• 115 Grams of Sugar (The AHA recommends consuming no more than 24-36 grams/day)
• 260 Milligrams of Sodium (11% U.S. Daily Value)
This is roughly the same amount of calories as:
• 1.5 Big Macs, or
• 2.5 Hot Fudge Sundaes, or
• Nearly 3 Egg McMuffins
Overall, the Shamrock Shake has 33 ingredients!! Holy ****, right?! If that doesn't stop you from going to Mickey D's, we don't know what will.
But don't fear, you can still have your green shake without causing a heart attack in the process. Our friends over at Healthy Beast shared a super yummy, 6-ingredient Shamrock Shake that we think is 100 times better than the one you can buy at the drive-thru. Check out the recipe:
1/2 can full fat coconut milk (chilled)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (chilled)
1 frozen banana
1/2 small avocado
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 tsp peppermint extract
The night before, I put 1 banana in the freezer and made sure my coconut milk and almond milk were chilling in the refrigerator.
Put all ingredients in the blender (or food processor), blend until smooth.
Store extra in the freezer to make minty ice cream!
1/4 can of full fat coconut milk (take from the creamiest part of the can, usually the milk separates and you can scoop off the top! (or pour out the liquid if the liquid is on top and scoop out the creamy stuff at the bottom)
Using an electric mixer, beat the milk for 2-4 minutes until cream thickens and looks like whipped cream! Add in vanilla and sweetener to taste.
2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut
1/2 Tablespoon avocado
Scrape the remaining outer edge of the avocado out of the shell, this is the part of the avocado with the most green color. Using your hands, work the avocado into the shredded coconut until the flakes are green.