The answer is simple. For almost the same size serving, you will save around double the calories and carbs, and the sugar in a McDonald’s shake is very close to 6x the amount of sugar you could be eating. What am I talking about? I am talking about a Paleo copy cat Shamrock shake recipe from the blog The Healthy Beast. It won’t be as sweet as what you are used to with the Shamrock shake, but it still looks yummy. I haven’t tried this out yet, but I am anxious to play around with the recipe there. When I do, I will let you know how it goes.
Did you realize that, according to this article from the Huffington Post, a single Shamrock shake has 54 ingredients? All of the shakes that I have made, and shake recipes that I have seen have a considerably fewer amount of ingredients. Be honest with yourself, how many of your recipes have 54 ingredients in them? How many have more than 15? There are technically only 4 main ingredients in the shake-whipped cream, maraschino cherry, ice cream base, and shamrock shake syrup- but each of those ingredients has a long list of chemical additives.
According to the same article from the Huffington Post, you can eat 3.6 small fries, 1.5 hamburgers, 1 bacon egg and cheese biscuit, 4.3 orders of hot cakes, and 8 soft baked chocolate chip cookies for the same ‘nutritional’ value. Could you imagine ever eating all of that in one sitting? How easy is it, though, to just drink it through a straw? Very easy.
So I am officially disgusted by the Shamrock Shake. I never want another one again! Lots of times when I hear something like this, I just say that I don’t really care! And most of the time it doesn’t bother m, but this has. Just the thought of how much food equals a shake is horrifying! I didn’t really like them all that much to begin with, they are sticky and syrupy…
Now you know how I feel about Shamrock Shakes, and hopefully your eyes have been opened to the sickening reality of the fake shake:) Have a good day!