Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

A small McDonalds Shamrock Shake will set you back 460 calories and 64 grams of sugar! Do your health a favor, and make your own delicious and healthy shamrock shake at home.

Vegan Shamrock Shake Recipe

How to make a healthy Shamrock Shake

The popular McDonalds Shamrock Shakes are back again.

And although they might taste good for the few minutes they last, even the smallest-sized milkshake is full of empty calories and sugar, chemicals, additives, and potentially dangerous food dyes.

So here is a recipe for how to make your own healthy shamrock shake at home.

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Healthy Vegan Shamrock Shakes (Low Calorie Recipe)

While I’ve always believed indulging in unhealthy food every once in a while is fine, I’ve also never been big on moderation…

If I enjoy something, I want it all the time!

With these healthy shamrock shakes, you don’t have to drink them in moderation.

The recipe takes less than five minutes to make, uses natural ingredients to get that green hue, and it has NO refined sugar whatsoever.

Think of how much sugar you’re saving by drinking ZERO grams of refined sugar instead of 64. This healthy shamrock shake recipe is also way under 460 calories.

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Healthy Shamrock Shakes - A small McDonalds shake will set you back 530 calories & 73 grams of sugar... Do your health a favor and make your own healthy Shamrock Shakes at home! @choccoveredkt

What’s your favorite milkshake flavor?

Mine’s always been mint chocolate chip. Although I do love the flavor, it’s the vibrant green color that enthralls me more than anything else.

Think of those gorgeously green Shamrock Shakes from McDonalds or the bright mint chocolate chip milkshakes from Baskin Robbins.

It goes back to when I was three years old and loved anything blue. Since our local Baskin Robbins didn’t make blue ice cream at the time, mint chocolate chip was the next best choice.

I went through a phase in middle school where I’d drink a Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip milkshake every single day after school.

And now?

Well now it’s been over seven years since I first came up with this vegan and healthy shamrock shake recipe, and yet here I am still making them for myself at least once a week!

Try topping your Shamrock Shake with homemade Coconut Whipped Cream.


Vegan Shamrock Shake Ingredients

The recipe calls for the following: milk of choice, frozen spinach (or a few drops of food coloring), pure peppermint extract, chocolate chips or cacao nibs, and a frozen banana.

There’s no matcha required, and a banana free option is also included in the recipe.

While they don’t taste exactly like a McDonald’s thick shake (although if you use canned coconut milk, they are surprisingly milkshake-like), I actually like these vegan milkshakes even better. They don’t give you the lethargic consumed-too-much-sugar feeling when you’re done.

Feel free to use your favorite milk of choice here. Sometimes I use coconut milk for a more decadent shake, but more often I will use nondairy cashewmilk or almond milk.

Lately when I’ve been making the plant based shakes, I haven’t bothered to turn them green. The white ones are still just as good, although admittedly not quite as fun.

*If you’re a chocoholic, try the Chocolate Shamrock Shake Recipe.

Secretly Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

The recipe was inspired by this Green Smoothie Recipe.


Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe

Do your health a favor, and make your own delicious and healthy shamrock shake at home!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American, Irish
Keyword banana, milkshake, mint, peppermint, shake, shamrock, smoothie, spinach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 130kcal


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 frozen banana (or make this banana-free Avocado Smoothie Recipe)
  • cacao nibs or chocolate chips, as desired
  • 1/8 tsp to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (I like 1/4 tsp)
  • optional 1/4 cup frozen spinach
  • optional, I usually add scant 1/8 tsp salt to bring out the flavor


  • *If you can’t get on board with the greens-in-smoothies thing, you can opt for green food coloring or just drink a white peppermint shake (which is just as delicious). Or add a pinch of spirulina!

    Feel free to use your favorite milk of choice. Canned coconut milk will give it a rich milkshake-like taste, but I also really love the lighter results of using cashewmilk or almond milk. Make sure the banana you use is at least somewhat brown so you don’t get that unripe earthy banana flavor in your mint chocolate shake. To make the shake: Blend all ingredients in a blender until completely smooth. You can add the chocolate chips either before or after blending. Be sure to use pure peppermint extract, not imitation.

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Also be sure to try these Homemade Chocolate Bars.



Calories: 130kcal

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