Easy Shamrock Shake Recipe

A girl pouring a shamrock shake from a blender into two glasses

My Shamrock Shake Recipe is a great alternative with a healthier twist.  It includes ingredients for natural food coloring, less calories, lower fat content and no chemicals!

A girl pouring a shamrock shake from a blender into two glasses

Easy Shamrock Shake Recipe

What’s cooking in March?

A whole lot of tasty, fun yum. This month I’m thinking about everything green; lucky leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day and my Shamrock Shake Recipe! The plan is to bring the fanciful fun of March to the counters for some test tasting bites the kids will love making and the whole family will enjoy eating (or sipping in reference to this recipe). One recipe that always makes the menu at our house this time of year includes my Shamrock Shake Recipe.

Years ago I created what we use to refer to as the ‘shamrock fake shake’.  I would say it’s the ‘Fake Shake, that’s the Real Deal’ because of why I created it.  I created it because they loved the idea of the McDonald’s version and I did not.  Have you googled the calories on that baby?  You should!  I wanted an option with less calories, less fat and no food dye.

t’s a great recipe to try & you will all be surprised just how delicious this concoction is to sip.  My Shamrock Shake Recipe has been a big hit for family activities and I’ve brought it on my cooking travels; where it’s equally enjoyed.

Here is the printable version of the Shamrock Shake Recipe for your convenience;

Shamrock Shake Recipe

A girl pouring a shamrock shake from a blender into two glasses


  • 2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach (natural color)
  • 2 cups fat-free frozen yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat or fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 4 fresh mint leaves* or a drop of mint extract


Put all of the ingredients into the blender, blend & serve.

*Fresh mint leaves can be found in the produce aisle of most grocery stores. The number of mint leaves used depends on the size; 2 medium vs. 4 small. Or, one drop of mint extract can be a substitute for the fresh mint leaves.


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A special Thank You to our friends at SaratogaMama.com for joining us for the photoshoot!

More thoughts on the Shamrock Shake Recipe;

  1.  If you are diary free swap out with your favorite dairy free alternatives depending on your dietary needs.  If you can use it, coconut milk products are always creamy yummy.
  2. Try some of the new organic frozen yogurt options now available; I love that you can twist any recipe to your favorite ingredients.

Don’t forget to grab fun straws! 

Looking for more shamrock yum?  Check out these other recipes:

Eating Shamrock Pizza Pockets

Try making Shamrock Cheesy Bites.  They’re a fun way to add veggies into a homemade pizza pocket!

Or, maybe you might like our super easy Shamrock Chips and Heirloom


24 Comments on “Easy Shamrock Shake Recipe”

  1. These simple shakes sound really delicious! I don’t usually make shamrock shakes but now I really want to try one! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday and we pinned it to our features board! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. THANK YOU! I did add a link back & am sorry that I am slow to respond. I have been getting ready for a big release :)! Great stuff on the way…THANK YOU for the wonderful feature. Have a great weekend…

  3. I love anything mint, I can’t wait to try this it sounds so good and healthy, I am always looking for more ways to eat spinach since I am prone to be anemic.Thanks for linking up at the bloggers’ pit stop.

  4. My kids love Shamrock shakes but I hate how unhealthy they are. I’d love if I could them to drink these! Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

  5. Your helper makes a very special shake! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick’s Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

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