Shamrock Shake Recipe – Healthy and Dairy Free
February 23, 2022
Let's Party straw topper in shamrock shake

Healthy Shamrock Shake Recipe That's Dairy Free and Delicious

A Shamrock Shake recipe that's actually healthy AND delicious? Yes, it's true. This version of the popular annual spring milkshake won't give you a stomachache and is healthy enough to serve for breakfast! Which, you know I'll be doing on the big day, March 17th.

Is it a milkshake? No.

Is it a copycat version of the McDonald's shake? No.

Is it a dreamy, creamy smoothie with all the flavor and none of the guilt? YES!

So if it's a copycat version you're looking for this isn't the shamrock shake recipe for you. But if you're needing a little something sweet but don't need the ice cream and sugar, then this is a great recipe for you! Let's be festive with a healthy holiday option.

Shamrock shake recipe healthy holiday by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Healthy Shamrock Shake Ingredients

Simple healthy ingredients for shamrock shake

It doesn't get much easier than this. 4 ingredients. 1 blender. And you've got a delicious treat.

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Simple Ingredients

  • 3 Frozen sliced bananas
  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen spinach
  • 1 cup Dairy-free milk {coconut is creamiest, unsweetened almond is lowest calorie}
    • For a dessert version, use 1 cup of Irish Cream Dairy free creamer as the base
  • 1 drop Peppermint essential oil or mint extract

Optional Garnish

  • Top with non-dairy whipped cream
  • Gold sprinkles
  • Green apple shamrock

Frozen Bananas on Hand

Sliced frozen bananas for shamrock shake recipe

The key to a creamy shake is having frozen bananas which means you can't whip this up on a whim. Unless you keep a stock of frozen bananas in the freezer like I do. As they start to brown, slice them up into a quart sized freezer bag.

Press out the air and seal them up flattening the bananas and creating as close to a single layer as possible. Then place the bag on top of a box, or on the shelf in the freezer so they freeze flat and are easy to break apart. Even a high speed blender will struggle with a solid brick of frozen banana.

Pour frozen banana slices over milk in blender.

Color Your Shamrock Shake

Spinach in blender for healthy shamrock shake recipe

On top of the bananas add a large handful of spinach. I love using fresh spinach but it goes bad quickly. One of the best smoothie tips I can give is to freeze your spinach. You'll have it handy anytime you need it and it blends up perfectly.

The best part? Spinach has huge nutritional benefits, you can't taste it, it gives your shamrock shake recipe the perfect green color, and you don't have to use artificial food dyes. That sounds like a win-win for sure.

Healthy shamrock shake in flute with straw

Once your shamrock shake recipe is ready, it'll only take a minute, now you can dress up your glasses if you want to!

Green Apple Shamrock Shake Garnish

Slice of green apple with shamrock cut

Using a mini shamrock cookie cutter slice the side off of a clean green apple and cut a perfect green shamrock to garnish each glass.

Let's Party straw topper in shamrock shake

Using a sharp knife cut a slit in the side of your shamrock and slide it onto your glass. Thicker glasses or mugs will require a larger slit.

Garnish Shamrock Shake with Gold

Healthy shamrock shake recipe in decorated flute by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

For a dessert shake: make sure to use the non-dairy creamer, Irish Cream flavor for extra points! This will create a creamier texture and adds sugar.

Add your whipped cream to the top and sprinkle with gold for the luck o' the Irish! And for a little extra fancy, cause, why the heck not!? Tie the flutes or glasses with a little gold ribbon. I'd recommend tying the ribbons on BEFORE pouring the shamrock shake. But after works in a pinch!

Let's Shamrock… Shake!

Let's Shamrock napkin for St. Patrick's Day shake

Now that you're treat is made serve your little leprechauns a shamrock shake recipe you can feel good about. Then make it again for breakfast, lunch, dinner, AND dessert!

If you try this healthy shamrock shake recipe, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! Then join me, your Healthy Hostess for better-for-you holiday and party foods. Grab your free food substitution guide as the first step in your next healthy holiday.


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Dairy free healthy shamrock shake recipe by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess
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