Sugar-Free Shamrock Shake

All the taste without the guilt - try a Sugar-Free Shamrock Shake!

Have you seen them? The ads for McDonalds Shamrock Shakes. I die. No literally, it’s one of my favorite items they make. My dilemma? Well, not only should I not eat a shake a day, I actually also shy away from processed sugar and eat fairly low carb. My solution? I try my best to find ways to make things that I love in a low-carb or sugar free option. And here’s what I came up with and thought that I’d share with you, you know, in case you have a hankering for a shamrock shake these days too!

Ingredients
1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup low-fat milk (or water if you prefer)
3 cups ice cubes (or to desired thickness)
4-5 packets of Stevia (or your preferred sweetner to taste)
1 tbsp sugar free pistachio pudding mix
1/4 tsp peppermint extract (or to taste, it’s strong)
1/4 tsp green food coloring
Whipped cream (opt)

Directions
Makes 2 servings.
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Top with real whipped cream (which is low in sugar, optional).

Variations
Protein Packed – add a scoop of protein powder for some added nutrients (may no longer be sugar-free based on the type you add)
Vanilla Dream – add a tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
Mint Chocolate Chip – add a tablespoon of diet hot chocolate mix (my favorite!)

All the taste without the guilt - try a Sugar-Free Shamrock Shake!

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to two adorable boys. By day I'm a project manager and list-maker extraordinaire, and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy crafting/DIY, decorating, photography, thrifting and love to share my creative adventures with you!
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Comments

  1. looks yummy!

  2. Those Shamrock Shakes are my son’s favorite thing right now! I love this recipe for a much healthier version. I hope you’ll link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade!

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/03/st-pattys-day-project-parade-linky.html

  3. Wow!! This looks really yummy… :)

    http://Www.thedoublemlife.blogspot.com

  4. How perfect for St. Patty’s Day. I like to add cottage cheese to my protein shakes because it makes them creamier. BTW loving your blog. I am your newest follower. Feel free to visit mine as well :)

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

  5. Great recipe!! I am one of your newest followers. I am also passing on the Liebster Blog Award to you. Stop by my blog to find out how to pass it on. Thanks!

  6. What a great recipe idea! I will be trying this out!

    I’m sharing tomorrow on a special St. Patty’s Day round-up! Thanks so much for linking up!

  7. I’m going to have to try this…I try to avoid sugar too. I found you via 52 mantels…glad I did! I am your newest follower on both GFC and Linky.
    Sharon
    P.S. Stop by for a visit!

  8. Aw, this is so cute! Especially the last photo in a mason jar with the striped straw! Great job!
    Would be great to go along with some good old green cabbage and these Guinness Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, no?! Happy Irish Week ;-)
    -Carly @ Createlive

  9. Featuring YOU this morning over on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing at {wow me} wednesday last week.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/03/take-look-at-you-st-patricks-day.html

  10. Thanks for linking up lady!! xoxo

  11. Yum!!!!

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