This keto-friendly, low carb, & dairy-free Shamrock Shake re-make is what we are all about this St. Patrick's Day! There's never an excuse not to celebrate - there's always a way to healthify a recipe and make it work for your specific dietary needs!
The traditional Shamrock Shake is mostly carbs from the ice cream, so we swapped that with a few healthier alternatives and added in some mint flavor to make up for not having the mysterious "shamrock shake syrup" McDonald's uses. So, this shake is actually packed with a ton of nutrients & healthy fats.
MACROS for entire recipe:
5 carbs | 24 fat | 15 protein
1/2 can coconut milk (we used lite version, can use unsweetened almond milk)
50 grams avocado
15 g cream cheese (we use Dairy Free Kite Hill)
15 g vanilla True Nutrition egg white protein powder* ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
150 g + ice (to taste) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1-2 T Erythritol or stevia (to taste) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/4 tsp mint extract ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/8 tsp salt ⠀⠀
Pre-freeze your bowl! That way, when you pour your shake into the bowl, it will not start to melt immediately (keeps it cool)
Place all ingredients in a blender (liquids first) & blend. Powerful blenders work best to really work through the ice & fluff the egg white protein powder up
*True Nutrition discount code: strongsistas
A SMALL Shamrock Shake from McDonalds has:
13 grams of fat
74 grams of carbs (63 grams of sugar)
10 grams of protein
The ingredients contain corn syrup and random other things.
You get MORE substance from the healthy re-make recipe for 6% of the carbs, 0% of the sugar, & 0% of the random other ingredients that give us the eeebie-jeebies.
Tips to Enhance this Shake
The green coloring comes naturally in this recipe from the avocado, but if you'd like more green, you could add Spirulina powder or some natural green food coloring.
Make 2 servings at once – the more stuff in that blender, the easier it is for the blades to hit the ingredients and mix them together
Use a knife. If your ingredients aren’t blending or it’s taking forever for the top ingredients in the blender to mix in, periodically stop the blender and use a knife to push the ingredients down into the blades (while the blender is off)
Play around with the ice amount. Don’t just go by the amount of ice we said to use – see what amount makes the most creamy but still most tasty shake or you
TRY egg white protein powder. Even if you’re not sensitive to whey, this protein powder is great - it blends so thick and so fluffy!
If you want more of a dessert shake, you could sub some of the ice with light vanilla ice cream, and to keep it Keto, use brands such as Rebel Creamery.
Top with cacao nibs, cacao shavings, shredded coconut, or even a cherry (to be extra traditional)
Eat it with a baby spoon to savior it a bit longer 🙂