In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve whipped up a healthy shamrock shake, aka smoothie, that’s minty fresh and radiates a festive, vibrant green.
St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays because spoiler alert: I’m Irish. I grew up celebrating St. Paddy’s every year with soda bread and corned beef and cabbage, and eventually a pint of Guinness. I love everything about my Irish heritage. I love the music. The singing. The dancing. When I traveled to Ireland, it’s no wonder I felt right at home.
St. Patrick’s Day is all about the green so I thought I would update my shamrock shake, aka smoothie, recipe. I first created this a handful of years ago and looking back at the recipe (and the blog post), it was clear I had different nutrition priorities then. For example, the original recipe called for maca powder and wheatgrass powder. I can’t remember the last time I had those ingredients in my cupboard. Probably five years ago when I first made this recipe! LOL. Those ingredients are ridiculously expensive and pretty inaccessible. So, five years ago me apologizes to you. I hope this version makes up for it.
This shamrock shake doesn’t call for any powders or trendy ingredients. It’s just a basic green smoothie with some fresh mint and vanilla to give it that shamrock flavor. With only 6 ingredients, it’s easy to whip up in a matter of minutes.
If you’re feeling green and festive in the coming weeks, try on this smoothie for breakfast or a snack!
And if you want more St. Patrick’s Day recipes, check out these:Print
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 12–15 fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 cups milk (or non-dairy milk alternative)
- Optional: whipped cream and/or cacao nibs for garnish.
- Add all ingredients, in the order listed above, to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Serve cold.
- Optional: garnish with whipped cream and cacao nibs or chocolate shavings.
- Category: Smoothie
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: St. Patrick's Day
Keywords: shamrock, shake, smoothie, healthy, st. patrick's day, green smoothie