‘Shamrock’ Protein shake

I know March is over, but we just tried this Shamrock Protein shake here at our house for the first time this past weekend and both Will and I really enjoyed it! I am a sucker for the McDonald’s Shamrock shake that comes around just once a year (ask my college friends!!), but that thing is far from good for you…delicious, yes, but not so nutritious! Here is the recipe I found/modified a tad.

1.5 Cups of spinach
1.5 Cups of almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 Cup of ice
2 scoops of vanilla protein (or whatever the serving size is for your powder) >>>since we are aiming for the protein here!
4-7 drops of peppermint extract (depending on how minty you like it!)

It was snowing in April…

**Getting protein in before or right after your workout is important to assist your body with rebuilding muscles that were torn down during your workout. Also, having carbohydrates post workout will help restore the glucose stored in your muscles. Try to have your protein and carb ratio be 2:1 (Ex:  25g of protein with 12g of carbs).

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