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|