Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody!! I am not even Irish, but I still support today by wearing green. I also don’t want people pinching me.
I thought in honor of both St. Patrick’s Day and National Nutrition Month, I would provide you all with a recipe for an alcoholic shamrock shake.
I don’t eat at McDonald’s often, but when I do…I go during March to get a Shamrock Shake!!!
And putting alcohol in it can make it even better!
I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it looked really good. A fellow reader, Kirsty, suggested I talk about how to make certain recipes healthier during National Nutrition Month. So I have decided to make this recipe “healthier”. There really isn’t a whole lot to making it healthier, but even just one change can save you some calories.
A True Irishman’s Shamrock Shake!
- 4 cups (2 pints) vanilla frozen Greek yogurt, like from Yoplait (original recipe asked for ice cream and 6 cups of it!)
- 1/2 cup creme de menthe liqueur
- 1/3 cup vodka
- 1/3 cup Irish cream liqueur (Baileys)
- 1/4 cup frozen spinach (got add in something healthy, right?!)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Whipped cream and a cherry, to garnish
- Add first six ingredients to blender and blend until everything is mixed. If it isn’t thick enough, you can either add more greek yogurt or add some ice cubes.
- Divide mixture into two tall highball glasses (or normal ones if you don’t have highball glasses).
- Top with a swirl (2 tablespoons) of fat-free Reddi-Whip whipped cream and a cherry.
- Slap a (green) straw in that bad boy and enjoy (slowly…..there is quite a bit of alcohol in it).
Did you know?
- By switching from full fledged vanilla ice cream, and modifying how much we used, you saved 340 calories per drink (780 calories using ice cream and 440 calories using Greek yogurt)
- By adding spinach, we are adding iron, vitamin K, calcium and extra nutrients to
counterbalance all the alcoholmake us healthy.
- Using the fat-free Reddi-Whip whipped cream, you are saving 20 calories and less sugar.
P.S. Today also signifies 2 months left of my internship. The days are flying by…