McDonald’s Shamrock Shake Made Skinny and Fat-Free

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McDonald’s super yummy Shamrock Shake is back and so is my skinny version! It’s available at McDonald’s each year for a limited-time through mid-March. Get ready to enjoy every sip of my dreamy, minty, milkshake…Guilt-free!!!  You’ll be totally amazed how much it tastes like the real thing but it’s completely fat-free.  No need to make it just once a year. I hope you get a chance to try it soon! Each skinny shake (1½ cups) has 184 calories, 0 fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS and 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. Have fun skinny sipping!

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Ingredients for Shake:

¾ cup fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt, see shopping tip

½ cup fat-free milk

⅛ teaspoon peppermint extract or mint extract

5 drops green food coloring

2 packets Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute

3-4 ice cubes


Ingredients for Topping:

Fat-free or Light whipped cream, optional


Instructions

1. Combine all shake ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.  Stop blender and stir with a spoon to help blend everything. Blend again for a few seconds.

2. Pour into a glass. Top with light whipped cream, if desired and enjoy immediately. You really don’t need the whipped cream. It still tastes great without it!

Makes 1 (1½ cups) serving


Food Facts
First introduced in 1970, the Shamrock Shake, McDonald’s minty, St. Patrick’s Day treat, is back and available all over the country. You’ll be able to sip the green dessert drink until the end of March and then it will be gone until next year.


Shopping Tip
Buy fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt found at your local yogurt shop or Edy’s (Dryers) fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt.  This brand is available in most supermarkets or use your favorite fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt. Edy’s and Dreyer’s are the same company but are named differently in different areas. It’s called Edy’s in the East, Midwest and South and Dreyer’s in the Western US.


Prep Tip

If you buy frozen yogurt from your local yogurt shop, place in freezer until very firm, before using.  This should take about an hour.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
8
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
5
Weight Watchers
(old points) 4


SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1½ cups) (not including whipped cream)
184 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat. fat, 2.5mg chol, 9g protein, 36g carbs, 0g fiber, 132mg sodium, 27g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 (16 oz) Mc Donald’s Shamrock Shake
550 calories, 13g fat, 13g protein, 96g carbs, 0g fiber, 180mg sodium, 82g sugar