This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach & Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!

Top ‘O the morning to you!!! This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe goes out to all of my virtual friends who have a shamrock shake addict in your life. My husband is that guy. You know the one I’m talking about. Literally the first day he sees a sign outside of the golden arches advertising the arrival of said beverage, he has to have one.

I don’t understand it {and never will}, but since my main man loves those shakes, and I love him, I made it my mission to create this Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe. My goal: to save Ritch from making too many trips to that infamous chain this March.

This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach & Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!

In order to make a Healthy Shamrock Shake that my husband would still love, I knew I couldn’t use bananas. The guy has a super taster for anything that contains banana {and coconut for that matter} and I knew if he got one whiff of a banana the entire experience would be ruined for him. So, I used vanilla honey Greek yogurt and 2% milk for the base.

I had three main objectives in creating this Healthy Shamrock Shake, it had to be 1) creamy, 2) green and 3) minty! The addition of avocado, spinach and fresh mint leaves totally worked together and allowed me to achieve every one of those goals in a completely natural and healthy way! So I feel good about my husband and kids enjoying this green treat {instead of secretly being horrified about what they are putting into their bodies}!

This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach & Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!

Healthy Shamrock Shake: Substitutions

There are a few easy ways to change up this Healthy Shamrock Shake to fit your dietary needs!

Greek Yogurt/Milk:  If you avoid dairy, you can easily substitute a dairy-free yogurt {like So Delicious} and almond or coconut milk to make this dairy-free! I do recommend using a honey or vanilla flavored yogurt. If you use plain yogurt, you will need to increase the amount of honey so that this Healthy Shamrock Shake is still sweet enough!

Honey: Feel free to use any liquid sweetener of your choice. Honey is by far my favorite!

This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach & Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!

Healthy Shamrock Shake

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2-4

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup vanilla honey Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup spinach, frozen
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 TBS honey
  • ½-1 cup ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) in the order listed.
  2. Blend, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high until your mixture is smooth and homogenous.
  3. Pour and serve immediately, top with whipped cream or chocolate!
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This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach & Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat!

#Eat Seasonal March

This Healthy Shamrock Shake comes to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Check out her March Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what’s in season {hello avocados}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in March from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some winter cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Creamy Vegan Kiwi Lime Avocado Pie by Letty’s Kitchen

Chana Aloo Gobi Masala: Chickpea, Potato, and Cauliflower Curry by Food for My Family

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas, Asparagus and Arugula by Floating Kitchen

Spicy Lemon-Ginger Tonic Tea by Suitcase Foodist

Broccoli Rabe and Chicken Pizza with Basil Cream Sauce by Vintage Mixer

Hot Chili Blistered Asparagus with Sriracha Aioli by Kitchen Confidante

Glazed Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake with Candied Lemons by Simple Bites

Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Kiwi with Sea Salt by Project Domestication

Tempura Cauliflower with Spiced Yogurt Dipping Sauce by Completely Delicious

Easy Lemon Thyme Roasted Artichokes by Flavor the Moments

Healthy Shamrock Shake by Joy Food Sunshine

Curry Roasted Cauliflower by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Lemon Chimichurri by She Likes Food

Thai Curry Cauliflower Soup by Mountain Mama Cooks

If you want to stay connected or you make something from JoyFoodSunshine I would love to see your creations! #joyfoodsunshine

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