This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy your green milkshake without the guilt. Enjoy this Healthy Shamrock Shake that’s easy to make but even easier to slurp up!
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With St. Patrick’s Day well on its way, I wanted to be able to enjoy a classic Shamrock Shake… but without the guilt. This is how my Healthy Shamrock Shake came to life! It’s green and perfect for St. Paddy’s celebrations… but doesn’t contain as much sugar as the traditional milkshake.
How To Make a Healthy Shamrock Shake
This St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy your favorite green milkshake without the guilt! Learn how to make your very own Healthy Shamrock Shake!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Healthy Shamrock Shake Tips
Make A Dairy-Free Shamrock Shake
Traditionally, Shamrock Shakes are green milkshakes made of milk/cream and vanilla ice cream. To give this alternative a healthier twist, we opted to use frozen banana and peanut butter to give it the same consistency.
This little change makes it dairy-free, which is fantastic if you’re lactose intolerant.
Try to Opt for Gel Food Coloring
To make this Healthy Shamrock Shake green, you just need to add some green food coloring. For this step, we highly recommend using gel food coloring. Gel food coloring is a lot more concentrated than traditional food coloring, so a little goes a long way!
Are there any ways to use different ingredients in this shake?
Absolutely! First and foremost, you can use any sort of plant-based milk that you like. We opted for almond milk for ours, but you can also use:
For the peanut butter component, feel free to use any nut butter that your family prefers. These can include:
Can I Use Cow’s Milk for this Recipe?
Yes! Although we recommend using a plant-based milk for this healthier-version of a shamrock shake, cow’s milk can still work.
Do I Have to Use Chocolate Chips?
Not necessarily! These miniature chocolate chips make for a great garnish for this shamrock shake, but you can use other toppings like shredded coconut, caramel bits, etc. You also don’t need to garnish yours! You can just drink it straight-up!
Healthy Shamrock Shake
- 1 banana sliced and frozen
- 1 banana ripe
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 1/4 tsp green gel food coloring
- Miniature chocolate chips for garnishing
- Add both bananas, almond milk and peanut butter into a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add gel food coloring and blend until completely tinted.
- Pour into serving glass and garnish with miniature chocolate chips
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