Shamrock Shake *Healthy Version

This time of year people get crazy for all things green & McDonald’s has been capitalizing on that for years with their “Limited Time Only” Shamrock Shake. The main problem with the Shamrock Shake (and most things from the Double Arches to be honest) is the list of ridiculous hard-to-pronounce and not-good-for-you ingredients!

Healthy Shamrock Shake

That is not to say that indulging in that kind of stuff every once in a while is not ok – but please don’t make a habit of it! If you put good stuff into your body, your body will be good to you! With the whole “you are what you eat” mentality going on here – we are doing a healthy version of the Shamrock Shake! Rich was really craving a Shamrock Shake and I was able to convince him to not pull through the drive-through the other day by promising him that I would make one at home (and I decided to do a healthy version so that I can look good in a wedding dress 4 months from now).

Shamrock Shake with Yogurt

Frosty + Green + Mint = Shamrock Shake

Sit back & Enjoy this American taste of St. Patrick’s Day!

 Shamrock Shake


Shamrock Shake *Healthy Version
Prep time
Total time
Serves: 1
  • 1 whole Banana, Frozen (or 1 cup ice)
  • ½ cups Almond or Coconut or Regular Milk
  • 1 cup [Greek] Yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
  • ⅛ teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Green Food Coloring to desire
  1. Place all Ingredients in the Blender & blend
  2. Taste and adjust as your tastes require
  3. Top with some Whipped Cream or Sprinkles & enjoy

fresh picked irish potatoes

One Year Ago – Irish Potatoes… a Philly St. Patrick’s Day Tradition: Irish Potatoes are a sweet not a savory dish as one might think! Loaded with cinnamon and coconut, once you try these things you will crave them year after year!

Two Years Ago – crafting my own *not edible* Eggs & Bacon


And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What is your unhealthy food guilty pleasure?


Shamrock Shake *Healthy Version — 5 Comments

    • They are almost like two different beasts – this does not “replace” the UnHealthy Shamrock Shake but it replicates it… and the Sprinkles DO make everything better! 🙂

  1. I’ve actually never had a Shamrock Shake, but the idea of one sounds good (made at home, of course!) and I love that your version doesn’t have ice cream. I’ve seen other versions that do, which is fine for dessert, but not so much for a healthier alternative that I might want to call a midday snack. 😉 I need to keep this in mind as the weather gets warmer… who cares if St. Patty’s Day is over?!

    • Green is the color of spring – so that thats the perfect “excuse” to enjoy this after March17!