Drink Your Green This St. Patty’s Day w/ a Hulk Shake!

Whether it?s Christmas, the 4th of July, or really any holiday in between, our family loves any excuse for “themed” foods. Since I’m admittedly not one to spend tons of time in the kitchen (I mean, c’mon…I’m a mom of 4 with about 6 full time jobs), I MUST find holiday-themed meals that are simple and quick. In true Heidi-fashion (or maybe not!), I’m uber prepared to please the kiddos this St. Patty’s Day. Behold…a healthy green treat that will make their bellies happy and isn?t packed with chemicals! The best part about this shake? The kiddos won’t even realize they are drinking their veggies. And here?s an added bonus…If they carry it around with them today, they won’t get pinched. 😉

Straight from the pages of Extreme Transformation, my St. Patty’s Day gift to you: The Hulk Shake. Bon Appetit!


Hulk Shake
Makes 1 serving


4 ounces fresh orange juice (6 ounces for men)
2 cups power greens (spinach, chard, or kale)
2/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
? cup vanilla protein powder (men only)
1 frozen banana
Vanilla stevia drops for sweetness
6-8 ice cubes (or 1 cup)



Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add water if needed to blend.

Nutritional information for this high-carb meal: Women: 270 cals; 1g fat; 49 carbs; 20g protein. Men: 365 cals; 2g fat; 57g carbs; 34g protein

What?s your fave St. Patrick?s Day tradition? Whipping up a fun meal? I?d love to hear about it in the comments below!



For more amazing, easy, and yummy recipes like this, check out our new book, Extreme Transformation, now!


Related Reading:

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My Little Leprechauns

Carb Cycling: The Extreme Cycle

The Extreme Cycle | Meal Planning Tips

41 Responses

    1. Hi Andrea: Yes, if you’d like to mix the greens to make up the 2 cups total of greens, go for it!

    2. I am a newbie to your program and I am living all the recipes to get me started and help me along the way. Thank you for all of your great videos and tips.

  1. Hi Heidi I am having a hard time getting bod e shake mix any other suggestions on your next favorite kind?

    1. Hi Lori: Chris and Heidi recommend low-fat, whey-based powders with between 15-20 grams of protein and less than 5 grams of carbs per serving, and this can serve as the protein portion of any meal. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Sarah: Yes! This could totally be a breakfast on the Turbo Cycle! Enjoy!

  2. This is the first green smoothie ove tried that I like. Actually, I LOVE it. Can’t taste the greens at all! New favorite breakfast! Thanks!!!

    1. Hello Melissa,
      Do you put the protein powder in your shake? since it says men only.

    2. Hi Kristin: Women don’t add protein powder to this shake, only men since they require more protein than women. Enjoy!

    1. Hi Debbie: You could try it, but the banana and avocado might turn brown. You might not want to keep a whole week’s worth, maybe just 2-3 days’ worth, and you’d want to re-blend it also each time before drinking.

  3. Hi there! I just bought Extreme Transformation and I have a question on what could be a good substitute for bananas. They seem to be a staple in shakes and smoothies everywhere. I have a sensitivity to them. Same with avocado, although the avocado symptoms aren’t quite as bad as banana. Ideas?

    1. Hi Wendy: In most recipes, you can substitute other fruits for the bananas.

  4. Hi folks I have a question, I am lactose intolerant and I see the recipe calls for Greek yogurt. Any type of yogurt affects my stomach and the lactaid pills don’t work. Any suggestions? I usually do my greens drink with coconut water, pineapple, strawberries and spinach. While it tastes wonderful I am always looking for something different.

    1. Hi Nickee: You can try using a protein powder in place of the Greek yogurt, and hopefully that will work for you!

  5. Hey!
    This shake is great! Definitely doesn’t have the usual greens taste, hahaha!
    It’s such a refreshing drink,
    Thankyou for the recipe!

  6. Hi Chris, would like to know if you can help me lose weight, really need help, tired of being over weight ALL MY LIFE!! Please help me.

    1. Hi Michelle: Chris and Heidi truly wish they could personally help everyone, but since that’s not possible, they’ve made all their transformation tools available for everyone to use to achieve their goals! You can learn about their carb cycling program in this post: https://heidipowell.net/9060. And be sure and follow all the links within the post too. Make that first promise to yourself, choose a cycle, and you’re on your way! You can do this!

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