St. Patrick's Day is upon us, and restaurants everywhere have officially "gone green" (and I don't mean in the environmental sense). Late last month, dining establishments across the nation began transforming foods and drinks into festive shades of emerald in honor of the March 17th Irish holiday. Every year, McDonald's jumps on this bandwagon (or perhaps leads the bandwagon), with their infamous Shamrock Shake, a minty green treat that's only available through March. The drink looks innocent enough in a small size, but how many calories are packed into that 12-ounce cup: 220, 530, 640, or 810?
Answer: 530 calories!
Can't live without a little green goodness this St. Patrick's Day? Skip the McDonald's Shake and try one of these healthier versions at home:
Mean Green Juice
Skinny(er) Shamrock Shake
Homemade Shamrock Shake
Shamrock Protein Shake
Have you ever tried the Shamrock Shake? Do you avoid this seasonal treat, or do you occasionally indulge?
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