St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Many people are anticipating a sweet, green, holiday tradition that is less than healthy. Yes, I’m talking about the Shamrock Shake!
This seasonal drink has been around since the 1970’s. Most people recognize that this shake is loaded with sugar and calories, but did you know that it actually consists of 35 ingredients? It will come as no surprise that many of these ingredients are not good for our health.
A Healthy Version
This year you may want to try this simple recipe for making a minty green shake that you can feel good about. The recipe not only avoids unhealthy ingredients, but is loaded with nutritious ones. Collagen peptides are know to support healing in the GI tract, reduce inflammation in the body, increase your metabolism, and support healthy skin, hair & nails. Avocados are high in potassium, aid digestion, contain antioxidants, and may help with morning sickness. Mint is said to promote digestion, relieve depression, and encourage alertness (although it can aggravate heartburn in some people).