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Skinny Shamrock Shake

Who needs the wasted calories and fat in a classic Shamrock Milkshake? Try making this easy, creamy, delicious SKINNY Shamrock Shake instead!

Skinny Shamrock Shake: made with frozen bananas, fat free milk, and mint! So easy and the perfect post workout treat!

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So I’m going to confess that once upon a time I used to be addicted to McDonald’s milkshakes. Particularly the Shamrock Shakes.

I would get so excited this time of year and I would seriously drop my son off at afternoon kindergarten, then take my daughter for a car ride knowing that she would fall asleep and I could enjoy a creamy milkshake in peace and quiet.

Don’t judge. I never claimed to be the perfect parent.

Through the years though, those McD’s shakes gave me stomach aches. So I’ve made them at home using thick, creamy ice cream.

This week I had one of those AHA moments. I’ve seen people take frozen bananas and whip them in the blender until it becomes creamy like ice cream. Why not try it with the Shamrock Shake?

How to make a Skinny Shamrock Shake

It worked perfectly. I put my frozen bananas in the blender with the milk and peppermint extract. I let it blend for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides several times.

Instead of adding in green food coloring, I wanted to keep this recipe wholesome.

I added in spinach leaves.

WAIT.. WAIT.. Don’t go. I only added in about 4 leaves to achieve the light green color. You can add more if you want.

You could also add green food coloring. But I promise, 4 spinach leaves did NOT alter the taste at all!! The mint outshined everything!

I topped my Skinny Shamrock Shake with some fat free whipped cream. Okay, forget wholesome. It was out of a can, hehe! But c’mon, it’s not as bad as green food coloring right?

I also added a small sprinkle of mini chocolate chips. Don’t you DARE try to argue me out of that decision!!

So, to recap. I made a creamy, almost wholesome, completely SKINNY Shamrock Shake. I think you need this in your life. I enjoyed this after my workout.

PS. The taste is a little different than a McD’s shake, but knowing how low in fat this shake is, makes it worth every sip!

PSS. It’s also good with a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Boom.

Skinny Shamrock Shake: made with frozen bananas, fat free milk, and mint! So easy and the perfect post workout treat!

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Yield: 2 servings

Skinny Shamrock Shake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Skinny Shamrock Shake recipe!

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas, peeled
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3-5 small spinach leaves, for coloring
  • 2 Tbsp fat free whipped cream
  • 1 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large blender, combine frozen bananas with milk and extract.
  2. Blend for about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides, until smooth. Add in spinach leaves and blend until desired color.
  3. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream and chocolate chips.

Notes

  • You can also use a food processor to blend the bananas too!
  • Substitute fresh mint leaves for the spinach for an even mintier treat!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 346mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 16gSugar: 31gProtein: 18g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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Skinny Shamrock Shake: made with frozen bananas, fat free milk, and mint! So easy and the perfect post workout treat!

Recipe originally published March 6, 2014

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Comments & Reviews

  1. A skinny shamrock shake sounds incredible but I won’t use peppermint extract, I’ll use spearmint. I haven’t had a shamrock shake that tasted like a candy cane yet. 😉 They’ve all had a mint ice cream flavour, which is spearmint.

  2. this has great texture, but I would recommend less peppermint extract. It tastes kind of like toothpaste but would be really good with about 1/4 of the peppermint.

  3. I’m in love. . .with this shake. I love that you can take frozen bananas and transform them into an ice cream-like treat. I cannot wait to try and fool my family with this trick. Brilliant!

  4. I may have to give this a try… I used to love McD’s Shamrock Shakes too…now they taste way too chemical-minty. Blehyeuch.

    However, Arby’s mint shake is great and reminiscent of what a McD’s used to be, and they use Andes mints. Although, if it’s the lactose that causes issues…stick with your version. =)

  5. I made this today and I felt it was way too much peppermint. The consistency was great. Next time I will add less peppermint and see how thst works out.

  6. Ok so I never liked them but my mom freaking loves those shakes, and I’m going to have to show her this recipe when I visit next week for sure! 😀 Thanks Aimee!

  7. This sounds insanely good! And perfect for right now that we’re trying to stick to a diet. I wouldn’t feel guilty with this at all unlike a McD’s shake. Great idea with the frozen bananas and the spinach for color.

    I’ve never had a shamrock shake so I wouldn’t know what I’ll be missing. Also, I don’t judge you at all for planning that peace and quiet. Honestly, I freaking bow to you! Breaking your peace time down to almost a science. I’m jelly.

  8. Crazy – I just made this yesterday! And I didn’t know you had this live – I’m going to try the mint and chocolate chip addition today. It sounds incredible!

  9. YESSS! GENIUS!!!! My mom loves those shamrock shakes like…A LOT! so I should make her these and AFTER

    1. (OMG I AM TYPING WAY TOO QUICKLY! I hit the enter key again!)

      I was saaaaying…after she tastes and falls in love. THEN I’ll tell her it’s healthy. hoooray!

  10. I must have this shake in my life! I love how you added frozen bananas…awesome idea. I’ll cut you slack that there’s spinach in there, seeing that it’s only 4 or 5 leaves. 😉 Definitely a must try! 🙂

  11. Well you are clever girl. turning the shamrock shakes into something skinny! Now I can drink several right?

  12. Awesome adjustments to make a healthier version. I love it! And I won’t argue one bit on the chocolate chips!

  13. I am loving the sneaky addition of spinach to give it that minty green look! And of course the chocolate chips are never optional…never!!!!

  14. I would never guess that it’s spinach that gave you the green color! And I love that banana ice cream trick – so tasty! I definitely want to make this. Great idea Aimee!

  15. Love this combo! I used to drop my oldest off and circle with a coffee, just until my youngest fell asleep 🙂

  16. I love the sound of this skinny shamrock shake! I can’t wait to try making this – way to go with the spinach leaves – such a sneaky and healthy addition in here 🙂 Pinning!

  17. Oh my gosh!!! You are so sneaky with you banana and spinach! I think the ladies in my weight watcher group might freak out about this recipe! I haven’t had a McDonalds shake is SO long, and when I busted my front tooth I decided to stop and get a soft serve. Now I crave it and I am worried that I won’t be able to hold out. Love this version of the Shamrock Shake!

  18. I have tried over and over the frozen bananas blended and try to eat it plan. Let’s just say it did work out between us. BUT you added milk and vanilla and some other goodies, so I think I will give it another go and see how it turns out!

    1. It is very very thick for sure. I don’t think alone it tastes anything like ice cream (you can’t fool me), but with the milk and the mint it really is tasty! Maybe more like a smoothie?

  19. Umm…yes. I need this daily until St. Patty’s Day. And then every day after too. 🙂

    Thanks for the link love! <3

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