Healthier St. Paddy’s Day Shakes {Recipes Inside}

“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day,” – An Old Irish Blessing

St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture, four-leaf clovers and everything green.

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that popular minty fast food treat this March, check out these recipes below. Both are vegetarian and gluten-free.

For the Luck of the Irish St. Paddy’s Day Shake

This recipe is adapted from Well Plated by Erin

What you’ll need:

  • 2 large bananas, cut and frozen
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ½ medium avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves (about 25 leaves)
  • ¼ tsp. pure peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tbsp. honey
  • Lite whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings for topping (optional)

St. Paddy’s Day Green Shake

This recipe is adapted from Brianne with Cupcakes & Kale Chips

What you’ll need:

  • 1 frozen, ripe banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup baby spinach, kale or other dark, leafy green of your choice
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. mint extract
  • ¾ cup of ice
  • A bit of sweetener or honey (if desired)

Put all ingredients into a blender, and blend until smooth.

Do you have a great recipe for a healthier take on St. Patrick’s Day treats? Share your favorite with us by leaving a comment below!

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