A Healthier Shamrock Shake

shamrock shake

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and the popular Shamrock Shake is now available for a limited time. But, do you know what is really in one of these beloved drinks? Other than a small shake having 470 calories, 14 grams fat, and 65 grams of sugar, it is also full of preservatives! This healthier alternative minty-green smoothie has only 275 calories, no added sugar. Plus, it gives you extra vitamins and minerals your body needs.

1 frozen, ripe banana

1 cup of milk of choice

½ cup plain Greek yogurt or cottage cheese

½-1 cup baby spinach, kale, or other dark leafy green

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp mint extract

½-1 cup ice cubes depending on how icy you'd like it

Blend together until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!