It’s that time of the year again… SHAMROCK SHAKES ARE BACK! Our doctors recommend have in one a day… just not the one you are thinking about!
Did you know the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake has 35 ingredients! Many of these ingredients are artificial, synthetic, and chemical-heavy preservatives that wreak havoc on our health. Instead our Doctors came up with our own version with only 7 ingredients…and yes you can pronounce all of them! A healthy, delicious smoothie…you can enjoy year around with none of the guilt!
With the Lemon and Lime juice – we usually use fresh lemon and limes… about 1/3 of a lemon and a ½ of a fresh lime is plenty. When we do not have fresh fruit we have used Santa Cruz Organic Juice from Wholefoods as it is not from concentrate.
Now do not ask me how much water. On our Blendtec when all the food is in, the water usually hits about 4 cups (that is not 4 cups of added water, it is simply the line we hit once we add water to the full blender)
Lately we have been limiting the fruit even more as it is still a source of sugar and adding a bit more lemon, lime or ginger and then calling them Zinger Smoothies.
Smoothies are to be fun and once you have a basic one…play with it. If you leave out an apple or pear and substitute 5 frozen pieces of pineapple…great you will have a more tropical taste.
Now for the important piece… the RECIPE!
- Two cups green spinach
- 1 apple quartered and cored
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 6 scoops SP Complete
- 2 inches ginger
- 7 pieces of frozen pineapple
- Hand full of ice
- 2 and 3/4 cup water.
Blend all ingredients until smooth! It’s that simple!
If you are loving the healthy switches in your life or need more ideas, join us on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. for our Healthy to be Inspired Workshop. This workshop series focuses on having the right tools to succeed with your health goals! This month’s topic is meal planning/ prepping and what you need to know to succeed. Please call the office or go to the event page to reserve your spot. Limited seating is available! 724.741.6080