8 Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipes

8 Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipes


Did you all see the article that Huffington Post put out a while back “exposing” the Shamrock Shake in all its unhealthy glory?


Did it terrify you? Did it make you want to go and pout in the corner?

OR were you pretty much banking on anything from Micky D’s not being your healthiest bet?


Option C? Good. Call.


The beloved Shamrock Shake has been a marketing staple for McDonald’s since the 1970’s. And who wouldn’t love the idea of something creamy, minty, and green to welcome in St. Patty’s day and everyone’s favorite season SPRING.


Weeelllll…anyone whose not willing to dump 822 empty calories into their body that’s who. Lol


I’m all for treats. And the occasional shake is not going to hurt you.


But we can do better kids. We can do SO much better.


That’s why today I’m bringing you some of the most ah-mazing and healthy shamrock shakes alternatives from the blogosphere and interwebs.


They’re rich, creamy, natural and not laden with the 54 chemical based ingredients that the original is sporting.


Alright, alright, I’ll get off my soap box so I present to you

8 Healthy Shamrock Shakes!


Grab your blenders and let’s get going.


First up is this Healthy Shamrock Shake from Chocolate Covered Katie-my go to blog when I’m craving a healthy dessert


This Better for you Homemade Shamrock Shake from Arielle @ thediva-dish uses fresh mint leaves and agave. AND she’ll even teach you how to make whip cream from coconut milk. #bonus



Prevention Magazine put their own spin on the Shamrock Shake by incorporating some tropical fruit. This one sounds so refreshing.


Skinnytaste, always a great resource for healthy recipes, put together this little gem for under 170 calories!


fANNEtasticfood is a dietitian who put together a great Vegan alternative


And if you prefer your mint with a little chocolate like I do, you’ll love these next few options.

Check out this Skinny Mint Chocolate Shake from Sally’s Baking Addiction


Maybe you’re looking to have a little Chocolate Peppermint goodness for say, Breakfast! Well, you can, guilt free with Nutritionist in the Kitch’s Mint Chocolate Green Protein Smoothie



And last but not least, everyone’s favorite Dancing with the Stars alum even added to the Shamrock Shake craze. Check out Julianne Hough’s healthy alternative


There you have it, 8 delicious ways to get your mint shake fix sans the drive through. Now the only question is, which one will you try first?

Until next time,



  1. Have u tried making “ice cream” with frozen bananas? The texture is super creamy but can taste a little empty …. I tried it with peppermint extract and cocoa powder the other night and it was amazing….totally fooled myself into thinking I had dairy!


    • That sounds delicious! I love tricking myself 🙂 I have tried blending just bananas before and I agree, it can be a little lacking. I’ve heard adding stevia, salt, and vanilla extract can help. But I LOVE the chocolate peppermint idea 🙂


  2. Ok, I’m going to try your first recommendation from chocolate covered Katie!


  3. St. Paddy’s Day may be over, but I still want one!


  4. I love shamrock shakes! These look so good. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty


  5. Confession time…I’ve never tried a Shamrock Shake!

    That said, these sound delicious! Also, whipped cream from coconut milk? How did I not know about this before?! Love it.



  6. Everything looks so incredible! Loving it! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls


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