Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shamrock Protein Shake

I plan to post mostly devotions on my blog but in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day coming up, I wanted to share with everyone my healthy Shamrock Shake.  Also in the future I want to post about fueling and nurturing our bodies because they are temples that God has allowed us to borrow so this is a great kickoff!!

So here is my first recipe post! 

The base for the shake is banana, almond milk and protein powder ( I use Designer Whey Vanilla).  This is the shake I drink every morning after my runs.  To make it shamrock-y, I just added a handful of spinach and a few sprigs of mint! So simple! My sister discovered a secret to making the smoothies really smooth and thick: add the protein powder in while the blender is running!!

Banana, milk, spinach and mint ready to blend

All ready for the protein to be added
Adding the protein after blending other ingredients
The finished product in my mason jar mug!

Shamrock Shake Recipe:
  • 1 Medium Banana
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or any milk) 
  • handful of spinach (about 1 cup)
  • about 10-15 fresh mint leaves, depending on how minty you want
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder  
Nutritional Value: 234 Calories | 4.4 g Fat | 31.8 g Carbs | 20.9 g Protein

I hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Yummy!! I absolute love new drink recipes. I have a nutribullet and make on everyday. I'll have to try this one! Thanks for this idea!