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Healthy & Skinny Shamrock Shake

Move over McDonalds, my totally Healthy & Skinny Shamrock Shake will have you finding that pot of gold!

Skinny Shamrock Shake Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe

Hi friends!

It’s exactly two weeks until St. Patrick’s day!  To be entirely honest with you, this was kind of a non-holiday in my book until I married into an Irish family.  Their love of all things green has inspired me to take a new look at the holiday.  I’ve decided you can’t go wrong with a day that encourages good food and a good party, even in the middle of the week!

Today I’m sharing the luck of the Irish, with a great festive dessert or snack to enjoy on St. Patrick’s day–a completely healthy, guilt-free and skinny Shamrock Shake!

Skinny Shamrock Shake Healthy Shamrock Shake recipeGuilt-free you say?  Yup!  This baby is made with bananas.  It’s even vegan (if made with coconut milk whipped cream!)  Mixed with vanilla almond and just a touch of peppermint extract, the flavor is on point.

Skinny Shamrock Shake Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe

The topping is a touch of fresh whipped cream.  The whipped cream on top makes for a pretty picture, but I like mixing it in with the chocolate chips to add that extra boost to the flavor.

Skinny Shamrock Shake Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe

It doesn’t exactly taste like McDonalds, but considering how healthy it is, my Healthy Skinny Shamrock Shake is a total fair trade!


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  1. Miz Helen March 12, 2016 at 4:01 pm - Reply

    What a yummy Shake! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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  3. Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life March 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    Guilt free sounds good to me! And this looks delicious!
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  4. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes March 10, 2016 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Sounds yummy! I like to make my shamrock shake with Avocado!

    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Great idea! That would be soooo creamy! Someone else asked for a sub for bananas too and that’s a great idea.

  5. Rachel March 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    So cute!!! Thanks for linking up!
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  6. Courtney March 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I love when people post their healthy versions of Shamrock Shakes because it gives me an excuse to make one every day! 🙂 This looks lovely.
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    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 1:50 pm - Reply

      Thanks Courtney! Just enough time to try them all before the big day.

  7. Sarah March 7, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Shamrock smoothies are a must! Only being home for just over 24 hours, but on St. Patrick’s Day, and it being one of my favorite holidays I will be whipping up a Shamrock smoothie! Best part is being gone I won’t have much in the fridge but will have frozen bananas and frozen spinach in the freezer, oh and Coco Whip and I can crack open a new container of coconut milk (since it’s what the girls like and they can drink it when we leave).
    Cheers! Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for linking up and sharing!
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    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad you will have a chance to make it. Enjoy your trip!!

  8. Faith VanderMolen March 7, 2016 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Looks amazing. Sadly the spinach here in China is SUPER potent! I used to be able to put 4-5 handfuls in my smoothies in America and still find it sweet, but here a few leaves is all I need for my smoothie to taste greeeeeen. I guess I could just add some for color! Looks great julie!

    • JulieWunder March 12, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Oh no! That sounds yucky! I bet it would only take a few leaves for the color. I wonder if it has more vitamins?

  9. Annmarie March 4, 2016 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Love the shake- especially the greens! Great minds think alike 😉
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  10. Farrah March 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    I…still haven’t ever had a “real” shamrock shake, but I’m pretty sure I’d like this healthified version way better! <3

  11. Susanna @Zealous Mom March 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Yummmmmy!! This looks so delicious. I am absolutely making this!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thanks Susanna! Start with just a few drops of peppermint– it’s powerful stuff!

  12. Heather @Fitncookies March 3, 2016 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I’ve never had a shamrock shake but I can get on board trying this! Pinning 🙂 ps those green mini chocolate chips are adorable.
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you :-)))) I picked them out of a bag of Christmas ones– now that’s blog dedication. haha!

  13. Nicole @ Fitful Focus March 3, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to make a shamrock shake! YUM!
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  14. [email protected] March 3, 2016 at 10:47 am - Reply

    My family is Irish, but I’ve never had a shamrock shake. I don’t think I’m missing much, especially if I could have a delicious healthy version like this!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Thanks Heather! Start with a few drops of the peppermint and adjust– it’s strong stuff!

  15. Jenn - a traveling Wife March 3, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I have never had a shamrock shake – gasp! But this looks delicious. I wonder if there is a replacement for bananas – I’m allergic. 🙁
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Doh! I’m not sure because it’s the main part of the recipe. I do know there are some recipes with frozen yogurt!

  16. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections March 3, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    The makes me laugh because a year ago when the shakes came out at McDonald’s I was getting them all the time. It was my ultimate pregnancy craving! I tried a “healthy” version of this shake a few years ago but it called for way too much spinach so it was super gross. I’ll have to try this again!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

      I feel ya. Ice cream anything is my vice. Just a little spinach and start with just a few drops of peppermint and adjust– that stuff is potent!

  17. Bananas and peppermint! Interesting combo looks pretty yummy
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:53 am - Reply

      It is! But it works.. it tastes creamy not super bannana-y.

  18. Susie @ SuzLyfe March 3, 2016 at 8:15 am - Reply

    I’ve never had a shamrock shake… I think I’ll start with yours!
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  19. Blane Sherer March 3, 2016 at 6:10 am - Reply

    Looks tasty !
    My dad’s birthday is on St Patrick’s Day.

  20. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy March 3, 2016 at 5:44 am - Reply

    In the UK, everyone become Irish on St Paddy’s Day. We are only a 30 minute flight from Ireland, and I would love to spend St Paddy’s Day over there.
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Wouldn’t that be amazing? I’d love to make that trip too.

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