Upgraded Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day Recovery

The bright green Shamrock Shake is a St. Patrick’s Day fast food cult classic originally created in the 1970’s. While there is a lot to love about the nostalgia of a Shamrock Shake, there is also a lot not to love - like 58g of sugar brought to you via 3 different kinds of added sugar:

  • Liquid sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Corn syrup

 Fortunately, we can do better. Way better. We can re-create the green glow (food dye not included) and delicious creaminess of a Shamrock Shake with no added sugars, 30+ grams of protein, and high-powered antioxidants to help boost recovery. Here’s how to do it. Combine the following in a blender.

  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 tsp powered green tea
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1 Packet VitaHustle Vanilla (Whey or Vegan)
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint extract
  • 1 cup water

Blend until smooth (but thick) and enjoy! If you want a thicker shake, you can add more ice. If you are going to use this as a recovery shake and want a slightly higher carb/calorie amount, increase the amount of frozen banana by ½ to 1 full banana. This will also make the shake thicker.

Michael Roussell, PHD

Michael Roussell, PHD

Author, Speaker, and Nutritional Consultant - https://mikeroussell.com/

Dr. Mike Roussell is known for transforming complex nutritional concepts into practical nutritional habits that his clients can use to ensure permanent weight loss and long-lasting health. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Hobart College and a doctorate in nutrition from Pennsylvania State University. He now serves on the Advisory Board for Men’s Health Magazine. In addition, having published over 500 articles on health and nutrition and appearing in over 150 TV segments as a nutrition expert, he has authored and/or served as the consulting nutritionist for 10 books.