Shamrock (Protein) Shake

(Repost from last year because this recipe is that good)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Do we shorten it to St. Patty’s or St. Paddy’s? I don’t know which so I’ll stick to the full name of this completely invented holiday.
Around this time of year, McDonald’s sells its famous Shamrock Shake. Now, Shamrock Shakes are pretty good! Especially since they’re only available for a short time – it kind of adds to the mystique. But honestly, if I want a shake, I’m going to In-n-Out. And I’ll ask them to leave me a little bit of room at the top of my vanilla shake so I can put a little bit of root beer in it.

But I digress! The Shamrock Shake has cult status in the US (international friends, let me know if you’ve got these in your countries, too). But let’s not waste calories on a mediocre treat, let’s make it a delicious post-workout drink!

Shamrock Protein ShakeHere’s how I made it:

  • I blended two handfuls (handsful?) of spinach in some water with the Nutribullet
  • I added half a cup of cottage cheese and blended again
  • Then I blended in a packet of Vanilla Shakeology and a tablespoon of stevia
  • Finally, I added two teeny tiny drops of peppermint extract, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and some more water, then – you guessed it – blended that too

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The spinach makes it green without using food coloring. From Previous Experience, I know that you’ve got to be careful with the peppermint extract because it’s powerful stuff! I added in vanilla extract and stevia to make it even sweeter.
I suppose you could use a vanilla whey protein for this shake, but I sell Shakeology so there you go.

Shamrock Protein shake nutrition

this is much healthier than green beer

Do you have any plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Is it St. Paddy’s or St. Patty’s?



  1. I started my morning off with a spinach smoothie as well, so yummy!

  2. This looks yummy and it’s so festive of you! I’ve gotta pull SOMETHING green off today! Spinach shake sounds good!

  3. No plans for St Patrick’s Day .. but I am wearing a lovely white blouse with large green polka dots 🙂

    A really good (naughty) shake is from Smash Burger. One lonely evening while the spouse was traveling, I got a cookies and creme shake and a burger .. lol. I don’t do this too often, but boy was it good!


  4. Was it super yummers??? I love love peppermint 🙂 I use st pattys not paddy. My friend Shelly is really into the holiday and she goes all out/ me not so much because it has fallen on a work day these past few years

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