GO GREEN: 4 Scrumptious Weight Loss Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and I’m sure, just like everyone else, you too are looking to get into the Irish ethos. But here comes the twist – while everyone else will be gulping down green beer on Friday, you might be sitting in a corner because you REALLY are on a healthy diet!

Good news: If you want to keep up with the holiday spirit and stay on a healthy track, we’ve got you covered!

We have curated a list of the 5 best, healthy weight loss shakes and smoothies for you to try out. Each of these recipes includes healthy weight loss ingredients. And the big plus, each have some clever twists to give you ALL the creamy taste and NONE of the guilt and calories.
 

5 Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Swift and easy to prepare, our slimming smoothies are packed with loads of greens, refreshing fruits, tons of protein (310 Nutrition for the rescue) and a pinch of the good monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs).

These 5 filling, creamy weight loss shakes are perfect to liven up your St. Patrick’s Day as a brunch, lunch or a dinner snack.
 

#1. The Strawberry Banana Green Smoothie

This creamy green smoothie is sweetened only with natural sugar alternatives and gets an extra dose of healthy plant proteins from 310 Shake Strawberry, which is sugar, soy protein, gluten and dairy free.

Ingredients:

  • 4 frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop 310 Shake Strawberry
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds (MUFA)
  • A few mint leaves (For garnish)

For the Perfect Blend:

Cut all the strawberries in half and put them in the blender along with your banana, spinach, yogurt, 310 Shake Strawberry and flaxseeds. Puree until smooth. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
 

#2. The Shamrock Protein Shake with a Vanilla Twist

If you’re looking for a thick and creamy festive green shake, look no further! This version of the retro shamrock shake comes packed with the goodness of vanilla protein and is extremely low on sugar and calories.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Vanilla 310 Shake protein powder
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (Optional; for taste only)
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • 1 cup of water (Can be altered as per the desired thickness of shake)
  • 5-10 ice cubes

For the Perfect Blend:

Put all the ingredients (except the ice and honey) in the blender and whirl away until you get the desired consistency! If required, add one or two spoons of honey just before serving and top with the ice cubes!
 

#3. The Lean & Green St. Patty’s Day Fix

Start your St. Patrick’s Day with this superfood-packed green juice, full of the best leafy greens with the natural sweetness of apples and the tangy taste of lemon.

Ingredients:

  • 1 handful of parsley
  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 cucumber (chopped; with peel)
  • 2 apples (peeled and chopped)
  • Juice of 1 lemon or a lime
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 5-10 ice cubes
  • 1/2 – 1 cup water (optional; only to de-thicken the blend)

or the Perfect Blend:

Add in the blender spinach, parsley, cucumber, apples and ginger. Blend once on high. Add in water, if you want to keep your smoothie on the liquid side. Blend once again. Now, add in the lemon juice. Blend once again. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and ice cubes.
 

#4. The “Sip Up, Slim Down” Chocolate Shake

This healthy version of a chocolate protein shake contains the good green – kale -along with fresh mint which helps with digestion and boosts your energy. Add to the mix some flaxseeds which are rich in Omega-3s, fiber and antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup kale
  • 1 medium banana (peeled)
  • 1/2 avocado (Peeled and roughly chopped into cubes)
  • 10-12 leaves of fresh mint
  • 2 scoops of 310 Shake Chocolate
  • 2 dates (optional; if you want to add extra sweetness)
  • 1 ¼ crushed cup water
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseeds
  • 1 cup ice

For the Perfect Blend:

Throw all the ingredients except for the ice and dates into the blender and swirl blend until smooth and is of required consistency. If you have a sweet tooth, throw in the dates. Blend on high for once. Sprinkle with flaxseeds and then top with crushed ice.
 

Healthy Never Tasted This Sweet!

So I hope you enjoy these green weight loss shakes recipes! Try out your favorite ones and let us know how it went. Till then, enjoy your St. Patty’s Day!