Top 17 Shamrock Shake and Other Green Smoothie Recipes

You’ll love these healthy shamrock shake ideas, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Looking for some fun green food ideas for St. Patrick’s Day? 

But don’t want to ditch your healthy diet?

You can have your fun and eat it too with these delicious green smoothie recipes.

Enjoy a Shamrock Smoothie the healthy way, with ALL the mint flavor and creamy texture and NONE of the guilt.

Here are 17 St. Patrick’s Day Themed Green Smoothies, including a few remixes on the classic McDonald’s Shamrock Shake and some other ideas to mix it up. 

Healthy St. Patrick's Day Green Smoothie Recipes

Kale “Copycat” Shamrock Smoothie

By Cupcakes & Kale Chips [Non-Vegan]

This is a basic recipe, good for anyone who likes yogurt in their smoothies…


  • Banana
  • Coconut Almond Milk
  • Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • Kale
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Mint Extract
  • Ice

Click here for the full recipe

Vegan Gluten-Free St. Patrick’s Day Shake 

By The Adirondack Chick [Vegan]

With this one things start to get a bit fancy…


  • Vanilla bean coconut milk frozen dessert by So Delicious (ice cream substitute)
  • Coconut milk
  • Cultured coconut milk
  • Crème de menthe
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish
  • Ice 

Click here for the full recipe

Frozen Mojito Green Smoothie

By Joy of Smoothies [Vegan]

Feeling more in the party spirit?  Doesn’t mean you have to chug down drinks laden with alcohol and refined sugar.

Try this nutrient-packed variation of one of my all-time favorite party drinks, the frozen mojito.


  • Fresh mint
  • Lime juice
  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Water or club soda
  • Ice
  • Dash of honey (optional)

Click here for the full recipe

The Green Monster St. Patty’s Day Smoothie

by Elisabeth Johnson at Beauty Blondie [Non-Vegan]

The avocado gives this one a nice creamy texture, reminiscent of your favorite Sham. Shake.

At the same time the citrus fruits give it a unique twist!


  • Milk
  • Vanilla Shaklee 180 Smoothie Mix
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Orange
  • Ice

Click here for the full recipe

“Taste The Rainbow” Shamrock Shake

by Living Locurto

I invented the name “taste the rainbow” for this smoothie because the rainbow in the picture looks so cool!  This is a great recipe for kids.

Watch the video below to get the full recipe:

Click here for the full site.

Thin Mint Shamrock Shake

By Peanut Butter & Peppers [Non-Vegan]

Thin Mints were always one of my favorite flavors of Girl Scout cookies!  

The addition of a thin mint to this smoothie adds a really delicious flavor.  And it makes it only slightly more indulgent than the other recipes above.


  • Banana 
  • Coconut milk
  • Greek yogurt
  • Thin Mint cookie
  • Mint extract
  • Green food coloring 

Click here for the full recipe 

Skinny St. Paddy’s Milkshake

By Will Cook For Smiles [Non-Vegan]

OK, I’m not gonna lie and say this one is healthy.  At least it’s not the healthiest option for you.

But some of you reading this may not want a smoothie with veggies, and that’s OK!  

You may just want a smoothie that literally looks green, and is a slightly better alternative than what you would find at McDonald’s. 

If that’s you then give this recipe a try…


  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Cool Whip
  • Skim Milk
  • Mint Leaves
  • Optional Green Sugar and Whipped Cream

Click here for the full recipe

Shamrock Smoothie, 3 Ways

By Sarah Crowder at

3 in 1!  If you want three different variations to make a smoothie as cute as this one, check this out.

Oh, and it’s also made with healthy fruits and greens, so it’s as good for your body as it looks.

Click here for the recipes (all three)

Kiwi Coconut Smoothie Shooters

By Food Whine

Ready for more party mode?  

Try these amazing green smoothie shooters at your next party.  Way healthier and more natural than jello shots…and your friends will probably beg you for more!

Click here for the full recipe

Five Smoothie Recipes to “Sneak In The Green” On St. Patty’s Day

by Modern Day Moms

Do you still struggle to get your kids to eat enough veggies?  Do they do so kicking and screaming?

Kids are normally opposed to all things veggies, and it can be tough to get them to even go near a green smoothie.  

The good news is once your kids try green smoothies most kids love them and ask for more.

But if you still haven’t converted your kids to green smoothies, what better day to do so than on St. Patrick’s Day?  The only day of the year where it’s “normal” to eat everything green.

Tell your kids it’s a sweet treat, sneak in the greens, and they won’t know the difference.

Oh, and then you can serve them this special “green treat” again and again and they’ll feel like every day is a holiday!

Click here for all five recipes

Raw Shamrock Shake

By My Darling Vegan 

Last but not least…this one is similar to some of the ones above but I included it because it’s always good to round things off with a good raw vegan recipe.  

Plus, adding cacao nibs on top adds a really yummy touch!

Click here for the full recipe

Which Shamrock Shake Was Your Favorite?

I hoped you liked this collection of green smoothies inspired by St. Patrick’s Day.

Did you make any of these?  If so let us know in the comments which one you made and how it turned out!

The most important thing is to use St. Patrick’s Day as an excuse to get more green in your diet.  

The best kind of green of course is the leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc.).  

But if you’re not at the stage where you’re ready to add greens to your smoothie that’s OK.

Even adding kiwi and/or mint for a sweet, tasty treat is better than running to the local fast food joint for a highly processed milkshake treat.

So whichever one you make, celebrate the fact that you are cooking at home and adding more good foods to your diet!

And if you’re ready to include even more green smoothies in your diet on a regular daily basis, grab a copy of my FREE 7 Day Green Smoothie Meal Plan here.

More About Green Smoothies:

Why Green Smoothies?

The Truth About Green Drinks 

Benefits of Ginger In Green Smoothies 

Free 7 Day Green Smoothie Meal Plan.

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