Green smoothies and shakes aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day but they sure would make it more fun, right? I’ve rounded up some of the best green smoothies and shakes I could find! Some are super healthy for you and a couple of them… well, not so much. That means there’s something for everyone depending on what kind of mood you’re in!
I hope you love these recipes as much as I enjoyed writing about them to share with you.
7 Simple Green Smoothies and Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day
- Paleo Key Lime Pie Green Smoothie.
This dessert smoothie has only 5 ingredients – now that’s my kind of recipe. The avocado and coconut milk give this smoothie a rich green color and creamy texture. It’s also vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free making it a great choice for those with food sensitivities.
You can find the printable recipe over at Cook Eat Paleo.
- Kale Spinach and Pear Smoothie.
Spinach is wonderful in smoothies. You can’t taste it and it makes smoothies so green! I love that this one incorporates pear and banana for a fun, fruity taste. I also love that it’s only 6 ingredients!
You can find the recipe over at Joy the Baker.
- Dana’s “I don’t need no stinkin McDonald’s” Shamrock Shake.
Houston clearly has a problem. Some of the employees at over 45 McDonald’s restaurants in the area had no idea what a Shamrock Shake was. Ah-sa-cuuuuse me? So Dana created her own and it’s super easy. You need just 4 ingredients to make this minty, creamy treat with some “optional pretty stuff” that you might wanna use too.
See Dana’s adaption of the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake here.
If you would prefer a healthier version, you have to check out this one from Cook Eat Paleo.
This colorful detox smoothie is also dubbed as low-calorie (105 per serving), anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting. Cucumbers and honeydew give this super simple recipe it’s beautiful green color and with only 8 ingredients (including ice and water)? I’m in!
You can find this recipe over at Green Blender.
- The Four Leaf Clover.
Here’s another festive, immune-boosting smoothie creation from the folks over at Green Blender. They have so many good ones! This one is made with baby kale and wheatgrass powder to give you over 90 minerals and 19 amino acids. The mulberries contain resveratrol which is a powerful antioxidant.
You can find this recipe here.
- The Incredible Hulk Smoothie.
I had to include this one because kids. My youngest son Cayden loves the Hulk! And the color is so pretty too. This one uses spinach and strawberries which makes it a green smoothie without any mint or lime flavor (just in case you aren’t a fan). The recipe calls for 6 ingredients and you just throw in the blender until smooth. It doesn’t get any simpler than that!
You can find this fun recipe, along with beautiful photos, over at The Love Nerds.
- Key Lime Pie Protein Shake.
This protein shake is to die for. It comes from Dashing Dish so that explains a lot. Katie is so talented and her food images are incredible. Her 7-ingredient Key Lime Protein Shake allows you to enjoy the rich flavor you love in a super healthy way. This green shake is packed with protein and contains only 4 grams of sugar and only 7 grams of carbs! My mouth is literally watering. I will be trying this one very, very soon.
You can find Katie’s recipe here.
BONUS Green Shake Recipe
- Boozy Lucky Charms Milkshake.
This is probably not the kind of green smoothie you imagined when you hopped over to this post but it looks so fun I had to include it! This one may not be quite as simple as the others considering the directions ask for a food processor to smash up the marshmallows but I think it’s totally worth it.
Yield: Serves 4 appropriately, 2 obnoxiously.
You can see Jessica’s gorgeous photos and printable recipe over at How Sweet Eats.
Recommended smoothie and shake supplies/ingredients:
- A good blender. I have and recommend this one ($$).
- Nutribullet ($) and Vitamix ($$$) are other great options.
- Protein powder. I use this one or this one.
- Organic chia seeds.
- Psyllium whole husks (all natural fiber supplement – it’s been really effective for me since I started using it in February 2016)
- Frozen berries.
- Spinach, kale and/or avocado.
- Natural sweeteners.
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