Shamrock Power Shake

Shamrock Power Shake2If you have been following my blog for any time you know I LOVE my shakes! They are so tasty and packed with good fats, collagen and whatever else I can fit into my blender!

To be a little festive, I decided to add some spinach to my shake yesterday and it was so good! Don’t worry, it didn’t taste like spinach but it did add a great freshness to the shake that my son and I LOVED! You could also add frozen broccoli or any other green veggie. 

Check out my other shake variations. I try to make my 3 year old son and me one everyday, and now my 1 year old goes crazy when he gets a sip! Drinking these shakes is a great way to get your daily does of coconut oil and gelatin into your diet! Check out this post about why you should be consuming gelatin! 

  1. World’s Healthiest & Tastiest Shake: Vanilla & Chocolate Shake
  2. Blueberry Power Shake
  3. Carrot Cake Shake
  4. Orange Julius SUPER-Charged
  5. Melissa’s Mocha Frappuccino
  6. Melissa’s 60-Second Chocolate Frosty 

What is your favorite Shake??

The Recipe

The great thing about all of my shake recipes is that you can tailor them to meet your specific dietary needs. Use any milk you like such as raw milk, homemade coconut milk, canned coconut milk (use this kind and cut it with half water when making shakes) and even unsweetened almond milk.

I started adding real Greek Yogurt to my shakes for some added protein and I experimented this week making my own in a slow cooker. It turned out well but I still have some tweaking to do before I share my methods!

I added a few frozen strawberries for sweetness and they served as the “ice” but you could really use any frozen fruit you like. A few frozen banana slices would work well but just know it will increase the carb content some. 

I used my Magic Bullet but this will work well in a regular blender, Ninja or Vitamix. For making shakes, you really do need a good blender and those are some of my favorites! Be sure to drink immediately before the shake starts to separate!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Power Shake

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Ingredients
  1.  

    • 1 cup milk of choice 
    • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or 1/2 an avocado (or both)
    • 4 frozen strawberries (or fruit of choice)
    • 3 cubes of ice (or more if needed)
    • 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
    • 1 tbsp. grass fed gelatin
    • 1 handful of fresh spinach (you can also use frozen spinach)
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 servings Organic KAL Stevia or sweetener of choice, to taste**
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to blender. Blend for 60-90 seconds or until smooth and the frozen fruit has been pureed. Taste for sweetness and adjust if necessary. Serve immediately. Enjoy! 

Notes
  1. **Sweeteners: I used Organic KAL Stevia to sweeten this recipe. If just switching to this kind of stevia, please use a little less than the recipe calls for and then taste to see if more is needed or if you would like to supplement the sweetness with another form such as raw honey, organic coconut sugar or a sugar alcohol such as xylitol.  If using Organic Sweet Leaf Stevia,use twice the amount as the recipe calls for of KAL Stevia (this seems to be the right ratio for all the recipes I have tried so far). Everyone’s pallet will respond differently to the taste of stevia and the last thing you want to do is add too much and make your recipe bitter. Remember, you can use ANY sweetener you like in ALL of my recipes.

    Nutrition: 250 Calories, 19 grams fat, 9 grams Carbs, 5 grams Fiber, 4 NET Carbs, 13 grams Protein

    Nutrition information based on using unsweetened almond milk. For the exact nutrition facts, plug in your ingredients to this site.

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Happy Cookin’!

 

Melissa 

 

Comments

  1. Audrina says

    Hi, Melissa! I’ve been making your shakes for my family and we’re really enjoying them. I was wondering, though, if one can substitute sprouted pumpkin seeds for regular or does that interfere with the tryptophan content?

    • satisfyingeats says

      Audrina, I am glad you are enjoying the shakes. I am not sure, I’d have to do a little digging. I would THINK that sprouting would only make the pumpkin seeds even better for you but I don’t know that for sure about the tryptophan. If you stumble upon it before I do, keep me posted! :)

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