You don’t have to drink green beer to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day favorites!
I love all things green. Broccoli, green olives, basil, celery.
Oh, yeah, and St. Patrick’s Day!
But St. Patrick’s Day has also become synonymous with fatty foods and binge drinking.
Here is an amazing recipe I use at home to make St. Patrick’s Day green… and lean!
St. Patrick’s Day Lean Green “Shamrock” Shake…
I used to run track in high school and every year around St. Patrick’s Day our coach would send us on a running obstacle that ended in the vicinity of a McDonald’s so that we could get Shamrock Shakes after our workout.
Boy did I look forward to that day!
But after high school, I gained weight and felt terrible about myself.
During that time I cut out Shamrock Shakes, gas station cappucinos, and other sugary treats in order to feel better about my body.
Today – I avoid sugars where possible and have a hard time really enjoying the creamy, minty McDonald’s Shakes like I once did.
That’s because I’ve trained my body and my palate to prefer clean, fresh, healthy beverages that don’t need all the added fats and sugars, such as Wu-Long tea.
I drink Wu-Long every day, but sometimes I also like to have a little creamy, minty treat, too!
This year I’ve prepared this incredible “Shamrock Shake” hack for you.
There’s NO added sugar, no caffeine, and it’s completely vegan and gluten free!
Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe
1 Large Banana (preferably ripened with some brown spots)
½ Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
½ Cup Coconut Milk
½ Cup Fresh Mint Leaves
2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 Tsp Natural Mint Extract
¼ Tsp Stevia (a lot goes a long way with liquid Stevia! You may also substitute for one packet.)
1 Pinch Sea Salt
2 Cups Spinach
Blend and enjoy!
For thicker shake, you can use full-fat coconut milk.
Don’t let sugary drinks, green beer, or even fat-laden lattes be the cause of unwanted belly fat!
Grab some Wu-Long Tea right away while it’s discounted for my newsletter subscribers.
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