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McDonald’s drive-thru green shake packs a huge 540 calories and 16 grams of fat in a a 12-ounce serving. The 22-ounce size has a whopping 840 calories and 24 grams of fat! Not exactly healthy, no matter how "green" it is. 

This recipe for the Irish green shake has a fraction of the calories and is truly healthy.  It takes around ten minutes to prepare and serves 2 people. 

1 c baby spinach 
½ c frozen Kefir or low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
½ banana, chopped
½ c honeydew chunks
½ c fresh orange or tangerine juice
¼ c fresh mint leaves + sprigs for garnish

Blend all the ingredients till smooth in a blender, pour into two glasses and enjoy! 

Nutrition infomation  (per serving) 143 calories, 4 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 1 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 60 mg sodium