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Change Your Life…Tips for a healthier you

WARNING-Shamrock Shakes are Back!

on February 24, 2012

 

It is almost March so it’s time for the Shamrock shake to make its annual appearance.  Before you celebrate St. Patty’s Day with this treat, let’s take a look at the nutritional info.

Small Shake= 540 calories , 13 grams of fat (8 saturated), 180 mg of sodium, 96 grams of carbs and…82 GRAMS OF SUGAR!

Large shake=840 calories and 24 grams of fat (14 saturated)  Sugar content?  164 GRAMS!

To put this in perspective, at approx 4 grams per teaspoon the small has 20 teaspoons of sugar, the large is 41 teaspoons.  Yes, 41 teaspoons of sugar in 1 beverage.  This is just under 1 cup of sugar.  Unbelievable.  Please do not buy this item under any circumstance.

If you really must have a frozen minty treat, try this Hungry Girl Makeover:

Ingredients: 3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
 2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
 1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 – 12 ice cubes’ worth)
Directions: Place Coffee-mate in a glass and add 1 tbsp. very hot water. Stir until powder dissolves, and then transfer mixture to a blender.
Add all other ingredients to the blender. Blend at high speed until mixed thoroughly.
MAKES 1 SERVING
Serving Size: 1 shake/about 12 oz. (entire recipe) Calories: 176 Fat: 4g Sodium: 142mg Carbs: 29.5g Fiber: 3.5g Sugars: 16g Protein: 7.5g

 

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