Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Shake

Recipe posted in: Tasty Takes on Nutrisystem Meals, Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks, Shakes, Smoothies & Drinks, Snacks & Desserts
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You don’t need the luck of the Irish to enjoy a sweet and satisfying minty shake that won’t totally destroy your diet this St. Patrick’s Day! This unbelievably tasty Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Shake is so seemingly indulgent and so full of nourishing nutrition, it will have you yelling “Kiss me, I’m healthy!” from the top of the blarney stone.

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Featuring a flavorful blend of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla whey protein powder (we recommend using your FreshStart Shake or NutriPro Shake mix), mint extract and raw cashews, plus ice for texture and spinach for an added boost of nutrition (trust us, you won’t even know it’s there!), this Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Shake is a creamy, dreamy concoction sure to send your taste buds into a celebratory jig.

The best part about this St. Patrick’s Day Shake? It tastes every bit as tasty as the famous minty shake you’ll find at a popular fast food restaurant this time of year, but it goes MUCH lighter on the calories, fat and sugar. And, even if you wanted to sweeten up your St. Patrick’s Day treat, you could top of your decadent Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Shake with two tablespoons of fat free whipped cream and a pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder, and you’ll still come in way lower in sugar, fat and calories than the traditional sweet treat (just be sure to add one Extra to your Counts As info!).

No matter how you choose to enjoy this sweet and creamy shake, be sure to log it in NuMi, our free tracking app. By using NuMi to log your food, water, weight and activity, you’ll be sure to stay on track toward your weight loss goals. Learn why right here > Plus, once you download this handy tool. you’ll have access to hundreds of healthy, plan-friendly recipes, plus weight loss tips straight from our dietitians and counselors, and access to exclusive sales and discounts.

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Servings: Makes 1 serving

Calories per Serving: 212

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 1/2 a Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops Vanilla FreshStart Shake (or, for guys: your NutriPro Shake!)
  • 1/8 tsp. mint extract
  • ½ cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. raw cashew pieces
  • 1 cup ice
  • Water, as needed (to thin out shake)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend at high speed until smooth, stopping and stirring if needed.