Green, Healthy and Guilt-Free – A New Shake for You to Try!

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By Barb Marco

It’s March, which means it’s time to celebrate all things green, like Leprechauns and shamrocks…  

And green food! 🙂

Way back when, I absolutely LOVED the Shamrock shake from McDonalds – that minty, creamy delicious goodness… the not so healthy delicious treat that is totally loaded with the unknown… Eek!

Yep, guilty!  

But I was determined to find a way to still enjoy one of my favorite treats – without the guilt – so I worked hard to re-create a healthier version! This is my health-conscience take on a Shamrock shake! By using natural and healthier ingredients, I can feel good about my indulgence and you can too!

Green, Healthy and Guilt-Free - A New Shake for You to Try!
Recipe type: Smoothie
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (look for options without carrageenan)
  • 1 scoop of plant-based vanilla protein powder (I prefer Genesis Pure, but your favorite will do just fine)
  • 1 big handful of spinach
  • 8-10 drops of spearmint or peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract
  • A few drops of stevia (if you like it sweeter)
  • Ice
  1. Mix all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Insert your green straw and toast to the “top of the mornin’!”
  3. Enjoy!

About the Author

Barb Marco

Barb Marco is a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Certified Health Coach with a passion for helping individuals reach their health goals while focusing on improving their overall well-being. She specializes in weight management, pre-diabetes and managing excessive stress.

Barb leads nutrition, health and wellness seminars and workshops. In addition, she offers health and nutrition coaching to individuals, groups and families. She is also a Certified Personal trainer and teaches group fitness, including Yoga, Martial Arts, and Resistance formats.

Her approach encompasses the entire scope of wellness, which goes beyond just the food we eat and the habits we hold. She supports her clients to engage and integrate a healthy lifestyle program for long term success.

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Disclaimer: The techniques, strategies, and suggestions expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only. The author, Drew Canole, and the associated are not rendering medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, condition, illness, or injury.

It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

Drew Canole and claim no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application, or interpretation of the material presented here.

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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.


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