Every year around St. Patrick's Day, the infamous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake returns. While the green mint-vanilla milkshake has tons of fans, keep in mind that even the smallest size of this treat packs in 470 calories and 14g of fat and is mainly comprised of whole milk, sugar, cream, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors (check out McDonald's full nutrition facts here). We're not against a little indulging, but we've whipped up a healthier version than what’s available at the drive-through — and it's a cinch to make.
On Z Living’s popular food show Flip My Food With Chef Jeff, host chef Jeff Henderson creates healthier versions of popular American meals. In that spirit, we’ve reimagined Micky D's Shamrock Shake with more nutritious ingredients. Vegan ice cream replaces regular dairy ice cream, reducing fats and sugars, and natural replacements for peppermint extract and food coloring swap out artificial ingredients.