Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this healthy Shamrock Shake Smoothie! Fresh mint, spinach, banana & almond butter make it minty, creamy & sweet.

Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies

When I was younger, I so badly wanted to like shamrock shakes. I loved milkshakes, and I love color-themed holidays, but every single year I’d try one, and every single year I’d be so disappointed.

I decided it was time to make a really good (and healthy) shamrock shake. This is a creamy milkshake-like smoothie that’s naturally green, made with fresh mint and spinach. The mint adds a lovely fresh flavor, and the spinach taste is undetectable…

Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies

Even though this smoothie looks incredibly healthy (and it is!), what I love most about it is its creaminess. Its milkshake-like texture comes from a frozen banana, a few tablespoons of almond butter, and a scant cup of almond milk. It’s especially thick and delicious if you make it with Almond Breeze’s new Almondmilk Cashewmilk. There’s just something about cashews that makes for very tasty milk-like milk.

This recipe makes one pretty big smoothie – share it for breakfast or double this recipe if your significant other loves smoothies as much as mine does.

Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies

Want more smoothie ideas? Try this berry superfood smoothie bowl or this coffee smoothie!

Minty Green Shamrock Shake Smoothies

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Enjoy this fresh green smoothie to get into the spring spirit. With fresh mint, it's a healthy version of the St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Shake!
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
  1. In a blender, combine the banana, spinach, mint leaves, almond butter, ice, vanilla and Almondmilk Cashwemilk. Blend until smooth. Add more almond milk as needed for desired consistency.
  2. Pour into a glass and serve.



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  1. These look delicious! I love that you added in spinach to make it extra healthy. I just posted a shamrock shake recipe too, great minds think alike! 😉

  2. Vivian from

    I’ve seen many of these green smoothies pass today – but none with natural colouring. Love that you made it healthier! I’ve ordered my nut milk bag today so hopefully I’ll be able to try this with home made cashew milk 🙂

  3. I love cashew milk! Even better with almonds. I was never a fan of shamrock shakes, your healthy option is much better.

  4. Tori from

    How completely fun and festive are these! I’m so going to have to try them!

  5. Hmm… this looks really tasty and the only reason I’m saying “hmm” is because I can definitely make this when my husband’s not looking and I can kind of serve it to him without telling him what it is. I want him to get his nutrients from somewhere (because he’s not too big on veggies)! I for one, am really excited to taste this.

    Lisa Favre

  6. Charlie from

    Perfect timing! My husband and I drove by McDonalds and I jokingly commented about how excited I was for a Shamrock Shake. He was like what is that? And I was like…whoa I don’t actually know. Green flavor? McDonalds and Shamrock Shake = Non-Food to us (and I hope, one day, everyone!!!) ….either way, YOUR smoothy looks so delicious and festive, I think we’ll have to try it! Thank you for creating this so we can enjoy a healthy, creamy, green ‘shake’ for St. Patty’s! – Charlie,

  7. Nasja from

    I really love your blog, photos and green recipes. Everything looks Halthy and tasety. Greetings from Croatia from another food bloger 🙂

  8. Erin

    I made this last night and absolutely loved it. My husband, who was a bit skeptical, is a total convert to drinking your spinach. So, so good!

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Ha, I love hearing that!!

  9. Looks yummy but healthy… I will be definitely making these on paddy’s day morning!

  10. It sounds so deliciously tasty! I haven’t made smoothies in ages and I think it’s definitely more welcomed in warmer seasons 🙂

  11. I love drinking minty green shake in winter. It is very good for the body. Moreover I like the flavor of mint it is very nice. This is very nice sharing keep share more shake recipes.

  12. Kathleen from

    OH MY GOSH. This is an awesome idea! I love an annual shamrock shake, such a fun treat, but am totally unattracted to the dairy, loads of sugar, and artificial chemicals in them. So excited to make this healthy treat 🙂 Thanks!

  13. Annie

    Do you think it might be possible to use dried mint for this? If so, how much?

  14. Diana King

    Can you add vanilla protein powder?

    • Jeanine Donofrio

      Yep – I think that would be great here (I like the ALOHA brand vanilla protein if you don’t have a favorite already)

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