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Healthy Shamrock Shake Makeover!

Every year, I look forward to the creamy, smooth, minty deliciousness of the Shamrock Shake. But it’s basically just a cup full of chemicals…whomp!

So this year, I decided to make a version that swaps synthetic ingredients for (mostly) natural, healthy ones! I’ve created a version of the Shamrock Shake that delivers on flavor AND nutrient content!

Just put all these yummy ingredients in the blender and enjoy!

Just put all these yummy ingredients in the blender and enjoy!

Check out my recipe!

Ingredients

1 cup ice

1 can coconut milk

2 scoops vanilla protein powder

2 scoops collagen peptide powder

1 avocado, scooped out of the shell

2 cups fresh baby spinach (or 1 cup frozen spinach)

Fresh mint to taste

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except mint in blender. Add mint gradually, tasting until you achieve that perfect subtle, creamy, minty flavor. If it tastes like toothpaste, you’ve added too much!

What do you think? Do you have a recipe for a healthy Shamrock Shake, or any other substitutions you’d recommend? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe

I make cut out sugar cookies just about every year, but truthfully, I don’t always enjoy it. I don’t like a recipe that calls for too many fussy ingredients, takes too much time, or that yields a mediocre outcome.

This year, I think I finally got the recipe right! Mashing up a few that I’ve used over the years, here’s my new go-to for delicious, perfectly soft-yet-crisp cut out sugar cookies!

Perfect Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Perfect Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe Below!


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1.5 c butter, softened

  • 2 c sugar

  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract

  • 0.5 tsp almond extract

  • 4 eggs

  • 5 c all purpose flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg

  • 0.25 tsp ginger

  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon

  1. Cream butter and sugar together.

  2. Add eggs one at a time until combined.

  3. Beat in vanilla, almond extract, and seasoning.

  4. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Gradually combine with the wet mixture.

  5. Once dough has combined, divide into fist-sized balls and place in fridge.

  6. After dough has chilled, remove each fist-sized ball one at a time to roll out and bake. The dough becomes difficult to work with once it has reached room temperature, so if necessary roll warm dough back into a ball and refrigerate again.

  7. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes

  8. Decorate as desired

Super simple, lots of great flavor, and a sure-fire way to wow your loved ones with beautiful cut out cookies that also TASTE AMAZING this holiday season! Do you have any tips or tricks to share? Comment below to let me know.

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