Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
What has 460 calories, 14 grams of fat and 63 grams of sugar? Unfortunately, it’s a small Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. It has 35 different ingredients…35 for a milkshake?! The first ingredient is low-fat milk…that’s promising, but the remainder include chemicals, preservatives and sugar, in all of its many forms.
I spent the 70’s enjoying this sweet treat as often as I could during the month of March. (It was great to be a skinny kid!)
I still love milkshakes and peppermint, but I just couldn’t enjoy any small beverage that takes around 40 minutes on the arc trainer to work off.
So, I created my own green treat and my hubby and I found it to be delish!
Michele’s 6 Ingredient Shake
One pint vanilla ice-cream: I used Dreyers (7 grams of fat, 13 grams sugar (every once in a while!)
1/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
3 drops of natural green food coloring
whipped cream: you decide how much!
Blend and enjoy!