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Recipe Revealed: Skinny McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

Saint Patrick’s Day, like most holidays, isn’t exactly known for its healthy fare.

Drink This!

Recipe Revealed: Skinny McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

Saint Patrick’s Day, like most holidays, isn’t exactly known for its healthy fare.

Classic Irish dishes like Shepherd's Pie and Soda Bread won’t do your waistline any favors, but it’s the celebratory beverages that are sure to make your pants a bit tighter. Between the pints of green beer, Car Bombs and those sugary McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes, you could easily drink your own weight celebrating the luck of the Irish.

Since trading in your brewskis for a few celebratory rounds of water likely won’t happen, why not save calories tomorrow by making your own creamy mint-flavored Shamrock Shake? There’s really no better way to kick off the day’s celebrations than with a fiber- and protein-filled green shake. While the Mickey D’s variety is filled with fattening cream, sugary corn syrup and artificial food coloring, Fresh April Flour’s slimmed-down recipe is made with a combination of bananas, peppermint extract, milk, yogurt and spinach—but it doesn’t skimp on taste in the slightest.

Bonus: The DIY shake will save you 204 calories, 9 grams of fat and 41 grams of sugar—that’s a day and a half’s worth of the sweet stuff—which, if you ask us, is almost as awesome as big pot of gold!

Get the recipe from Fresh April Flour.

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Fresh April Flours’ Skinny Shamrock Shake, 10 fl. oz

Calories

326

Fat

6 g

Saturated Fat

3.8 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Sodium

159 mg

Fiber

3.6 g

Sugar

32.6 g

Protein

23.5 g

Not That!

McDonald’s McCafé Shamrock Shake, 12 fl. oz

Calories

530

Fat

15 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

1 g

Sodium

160 mg

Fiber

0 g

Sugar

73 g

Protein

11 g