The biggest drinking holiday in Western PA is happening in just 1 short week! In Pittsburgh there is a huge St. Patricks Day parade followed by a mess of drunk people downtown all day long. I can honestly say that I have never taken part in the festivities although it sounds like a GRRREEAAATTT TIME (sense my sarcasm) Instead my St. Pattys day vice has been 2 things! The McDonalds Shamrock Shakeology and Dudt's Shamrock sugar cookies.
I used to suck down a large Shamrock shake so quickly that I would get an intense brain freeze but I loved it!!!
Now the Dudt's cookies came when I met my husband. His family loves this bakery and they only make sugar cookies at certain times of the year. I literally could down an entire dozen of them in one sitting. I swear there is crack in them!!! I honestly can not keep them in my house or I am drawn to them like a magnet! I love them but I hate them all at the same time!
So while these two things are foods that I used to associate with St Patricks Day I now have found another replacement for my cravings. At first I thought this whole Shakeology Shamrock shake was a crock of crap! I thought there was no way Shakeology could taste like a milkshake! Oh but let me tell you that it can and it DID! It totally met my expectations!!!
So now I can not only have a Shamrock Shake but I can have 70+ superfood ingredients, the equivalent to 6 salads in one meal, not feel bloated, not kill my diet and still lose weight and have energy!!! Enjoying food is one of those things that I love to do! I enjoy sweets and this is another way I can make it healthy!
I actually made one for my husband last night and he really enjoyed it as well. I should also note that he is a hard sell. So for him to be on board, you know it's good!!!
So what's the ingredients?
8 oz Skim, Rice, Almond or Soy Milk
4 oz ice and water
splash of peppermint extract or some mint water (don't over do the extract or it will taste nasty!!!!)