by: Yuri Elkaim

Healthy Shamrock Shake- Vegan, Raw, Paleo....and delicious!

Do you think eating a healthy, nutritious diet means giving up the decadent seasonal favorites that franchise food joints roll out each year?

While you shouldn’t regularly indulge in sugary treats on a regular basis, there is still plenty of room for decadence in a plant-based diet … and this homemade Shamrock Shake smoothie is proof.

This is the time of year we start looking forward to the arrival of a bright green St. Patrick’s Day-themed shake at the world’s biggest fast-food joint.

The problem? A single cup of the stuff is so full of crap, you can’t even believe it.

What’s in the ‘Real’ Shamrock Shake?

On top of massive amounts of dairy and sugar, here’s what else you’ll find in a 22-ounce Shamrock Shake:

  • A whopping 820 calories  that’s the equivalent of 3 orders of fries!
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup – and it’s in everything from the ice cream on the bottom to the whipped cream and cherry on top.
  • Yellow 5 and Red 40 – dyes linked to hyperactive behavior in children. Yuck.
  • Carrageenan – a food additive linked to inflammation and gastointestinal issues. Double yuck.
  • 54 Ingredients – That’s right: 54! Many of which you can’t even pronounce. That’s a huge warning flag.

If that quick list isn’t enough to talk you out of a storebought shake and into this version, here’s one more thing to consider …

This Homemade Shamrock Shake Recipe is Delicious

Yes, as delicious as a bowl of ice cream. Only, you don’t have to deal with all that diet guilt afterwards.

Lucky, lucky you!

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Homemade Shamrock Shake (Paleo)
Ditch the fast-food milkshakes with scary ingredients and instead, enjoy this homemade, delicious plant-based version.
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  1. Blend banana, avocado, spinach, mint, and vanilla together in a high-speed blender.
  2. Scoop into a serving glass. Top with coconut cream, pistachios, and cherry. Enjoy!
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Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s most trusted health and fitness experts. A former pro soccer player turned NYT bestselling author of The All-Day Energy Diet and The All-Day Fat Burning Diet, his clear, science-backed advice has transformed the lives of more than 500,000 men and women and he’s on a mission to help 100 million people by 2040. Read his inspiring story, “From Soccer to Bed to No Hair on My Head” that started it all.

 

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