Whether you’re Irish or Irish-at-heart, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to sip on something green. This shamrock shake recipe is amazing and has all the creamy green goodness that you could ever want in a glass.
“May your joys be as deep as the oceans, your troubles as light as its foam. And may you find sweet peace of mind, wherever you may roam.” – Irish Blessing
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day—and my love for anything green or anything that comes in smoothie form–here’s a healthy shamrock shake recipe that will get you in the celebratory mood.
In comparison to the original shamrock shake—which is loaded with 54 ingredients and obscure additives–this recipe is dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and additive-free.
The avocado adds a rich creaminess when blended with coconut milk, though almond milk tastes great too. The fresh mint is a healthy alternative to food coloring, and it’s almost like having a thin mint at the same time—add more if you really like a minty (and green) shamrock shake. You can also throw in some spinach if you prefer that to the mint leaves.
To keep it nutritious I skip the traditional whipped cream and cherry, and to keep it delicious I top it off with some unsweetened coconut flakes and cocoa nibs or shaved dark chocolate (a vegetable peeler works great for the chocolate).
Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe
Yields: 2 servings
Add coconut/almond milk, coconut water, banana, avocado, mint/spinach, and honey to a blender and blend until smooth. Pause to stir the mixture with a spoon, if needed. Add extra milk or water to make it thinner or extra banana/avocado to make it creamier.
Top with shaved dark chocolate, cocoa nips, and/or coconut flakes if desired. Serve immediately.
Experiment with the ingredients to taste. There is only one rule…
Some of the ingredients (like dark chocolate bars, milk alternatives, and natural sweeteners) can be purchased at wholesale prices at Thrive Market.
Let me know how you like this shamrock shake recipe, and which variations you like best. If you have any of your own favorite smoothie ideas or recipes, please share them with me in the comments.
Share this recipe with someone who would appreciate a good, healthy, green smoothie.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!