Low Carb Mint Milkshake
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This low carb Mint Milkshake is my healthier sugar free version of the McDonalds Shamrock Shake! It’s an S for Trim Healthy Mamas and doesn’t contain any artificial food coloring!
Recipe type: Shake
Cuisine: THM S, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Serves: 1
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk
  • ⅓ cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon collagen
  • 2 teaspoons THM Super Sweet Blend
  • ½ teaspoon dried mint
  • A dash of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon glucomannan (slightly rounded)
  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender, adding the glucomannan last right before blending so it doesn’t clump. Blend until smooth. Let the shake sit in the blender for 30-60 seconds, then blend again for awhile to activate the glucomannan and let the shake get nice and creamy. Taste and adjust the mint flavor and sweetness as desired. Feel free to add more ice for a thicker shake.
  2. ADDITIONS: If you miss the menthol burn of peppermint, feel free to add the teensiest dash of peppermint extract to the shake. It’s really easy to get a toothpastey result, though, so I personally prefer the dried mint alone. (This is supposed to be a mint shake, not a peppermint shake anyway.)
  3. Feel free to add some cocoa powder to the shake for a funny-colored chocolate mint shake. Add 85% dark chocolate chunks or sugar-free chocolate chips and pulse in the blender for a mint chip shake. Add a glob of natural peanut butter for my favorite mint and peanut butter combination.
  4. TOPPINGS: Reddi-wip or homemade sugar-free whipped cream and dark or sugar-free chocolate shavings (or sugar-free chocolate syrup) would be excellent toppings. All of these would remain in the THM S category.
Any fat percentage of cottage cheese will work. The cottage cheese adds creaminess and protein without a lot of calories. I don’t recommend substituting Greek yogurt in its place (too tangy).
You can try substituting plain or vanilla whey protein powder for the collagen, but I prefer the lack of taste of collagen.
Feel free to use your favorite low glycemic sweetener to taste in place of the THM Super Sweet Blend. ⅛ teaspoon of THM Pure Stevia Extract Powder also works to sweeten this shake, but I preferred the flavor of the Sweet Blend to the stevia in combination with the mint.
I purchase dried mint at a local Middle Eastern/Mediterranean grocery store fairly cheaply. It’s used as a seasoning in cooking and also as a tea. While mine wasn't labeled as such, I believe it's spearmint, not peppermint. Check local ethnic grocery stores, health food or bulk food stores, or online (CLICK HERE). I haven’t tried using fresh mint in this recipe.
Glucomannan is a natural thickening agent. (I like THIS ONE.) If you don’t have it you could try substituting xanthan gum in its place.
Nutrition and allergy information calculated for the shake alone as written (no toppings). Use noncontaminated ingredients. Gluten free, egg free, try carton coconut milk for a nut free version if you can have coconut products
I did mess around with a dairy free version of this shake based on my Dreamy Dairy Free Chocolate Shake, but it wasn’t stellar. Feel free to play around with it yourself and let me know what you come up with! I just omitted the cocoa powder in the chocolate shake recipe and added spinach for color and dried mint for flavor. You can look off of the amounts used in this Mint Milkshake recipe and tweak to taste.
Calories: 206.22 Fat: 11.79g Carbohydrates: 17.43g total carbs, 7.02g net carbs (minus fiber and sugar alcohols) Fiber: 2.41g Protein: 17.39g
Recipe by Briana Thomas at https://www.briana-thomas.com/mint-milkshake/