Vegan Shamrock Shake

Shamrock shake season is a favorite for many, but if you’re dairy-free or simply want a healthier option, this 4-ingredient vegan shamrock shake recipe is here to save the day. Creamy, refreshing, and packed with delicious minty goodness, this vibrant green shake will bring a touch of St. Patty’s day cheer.

A green smoothie in a tall glass has cacao nibs and mint sprigs in it. There are bananas next to it and an avocado behind it.

Besides, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with my healthy shamrock shake recipe is a must!

It’s not only healthier, in my opinion, it’s also a tastier version of that fast food Shamrock Shake that’s so popular this time of year. I’ve made other green smoothies, like this Green Tea Smoothie, but today’s has a minty freshness to it that can’t be denied.

Ingredients & Substitutions

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe, including substitution ideas:

  • Fresh spinach: Opt for baby spinach for the mildest flavor. Frozen spinach will work but may alter the taste and texture slightly.
  • Frozen banana: Provides sweetness, a creamy texture, and a frosty base. Use ripe bananas frozen in chunks for the best results.
  • Avocado: Adds wonderful creaminess and healthy fats. Look for ripe avocados that feel slightly soft when squeezed, usually in the produce section.
  • Silk Almond Milk Vanilla Singles: These single-serve containers are perfect for portion control and easy to find in most grocery stores. Use your preferred unsweetened vanilla plant-based milk as a substitute.
  • Fresh mint leaves: Provides that signature shamrock shake flavor – available in the produce aisle.
  • Ice: Adjust the amount to your desired thickness.
  • Cacao nibs: Adds a delicious crunch and slightly bittersweet flavor. Find these in the baking aisle or with the health foods.

The nice thing about this vegan shamrock smoothie is, it’s a great detox after a night of partying. In other words, if you’re a little hungover on March 18, this shamrock shake can help!

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • Vibrant: This shake’s gorgeous green hue is a total mood-booster, thanks to nutrient-rich spinach.
  • Healthy: Packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, this shake is a surprisingly wholesome indulgence.
  • Crowd Favorite: Its irresistible flavor and creamy texture will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Spinach and frozen bananas in a blender with mint sprigs and a couple of bananas on the counter behind it.

Storage Tips

Most smoothies are best when consumed right away. If you need to store it, cover the top and keep it in the fridge for up to several hours. You will want to stir it before consuming it. You can blend it again with added ice to create a thicker texture.

Shamrock Smoothie Nutrition

The classic shamrock shake from popular fast-food chains can pack a surprisingly high calorie count – a small size can contain over 400 calories! In comparison, this homemade vegan version offers a significant reduction, with approximately 240 calories per serving.

This makes it a sensible alternative if you’re looking to enjoy the minty flavor while keeping your calorie intake in check.

You’ll get all the flavors of a mint chocolate chip smoothie without the added sugars and calories that go along with it. Besides, this green shamrock smoothie is healthy thanks to avocados and greens.

Marly’s Tips

  • For an extra minty kick, add a tiny drop of pure peppermint extract.
  • This recipe is infinitely customizable – blend in a scoop of your favorite vegan protein powder for a post-workout snack!
A green smoothie in a tall glass has cacao nibs and mint sprigs in it. There's mint sprigs, an avocado, banana, and a carton of plant-based milk behind it.

St. Patrick’s Day Favorites

If you love this vegan Shamrock shake recipe, here are some more vegan St. Patty’s Day recipes you’ll want to try:

Here are even more Vegan St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!

We hope you love this vegan mint shake recipe as much as we do.

A green smoothie in a tall glass has cacao nibs and mint sprigs in it. There are bananas next to it and an avocado behind it.

Vegan Shamrock Shake

This healthy twist on a classic delivers minty freshness, a satisfyingly creamy texture, and a delightful sweetness, with an unexpected boost of nutrition.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 242kcal


  • 1 cup fresh spinach not frozen
  • 1 cup frozen banana
  • ¼ cup avocado chopped
  • 8 oz (one container) Silk Almond Milk Vanilla Singles (see note)
  • 4 to 6 Fresh Mint Leaves*
  • 1 cup ice optional
  • 1 teaspoon Cacao Nibs optional


  • Combine the spinach, bananas, avocado, vanilla almond milk, and mint leaves in a blender. Pulse on low, then gradually increase speed. Pulse until smooth.
    Spinach and bananas are in a blender jar. Next to it are more leaves of spinach and bananas.
  • Add the ice (optional) and pulse until a thick, creamy consistency develops.
  • Garnish with Cacao Nibs and additional mint leaves. Drink this yourself or share with a friend!

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*You can buy fresh mint leaves in the produce section of your grocery store. You can also grow it (quite easily) outside. I highly recommend fresh mint over mint extract in this recipe. If you must use mint extract, add just a drop at a time. A little bit goes a long way.
Substitute vanilla almond milk singles for any vanilla-flavored creamer.
Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1555IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 0.8mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2016 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2024.

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One Response to Vegan Shamrock Shake

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRebecca @ Strength and Sunshine Reply

    5 stars
    O yes! The fresh mint is so much better!

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