How to make a healthy homemade shamrock shake

The delicious bright green, creamy concoction can be whipped up at home!

March 12, 2021, 1:42 PM

St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching and the festive green frozen treat season that fans know and love is still going strong.

Searches for “shamrock shake recipes” have spiked 5,000% in the last 90 days, according to Google Search data, so "Good Morning America" found a frothy fit for fans of the sweet treat to whip up at home.

Registered dietitian Brooke O’Connell, who works in research and development for Optimum Nutrition, shared a recipe with "GMA" for a healthy spin on the minty St. Patrick's Day shake.

"You can make this festive, high-protein option at home with ON Gold Standard 100% Whey and fresh ingredients. It's colorful, delicious and packed with 24 grams of high-quality protein," she said.

Better-for-you Shamrock Shake

PHOTO: A protein-packed version of the mint chocolate shake for St. Patrick's Day.
A protein-packed version of the mint chocolate shake for St. Patrick's Day.
Optimum Nutrition

Makes: One 8-ounce shake


2 frozen bananas

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 scoop ON Gold Standard 100% Whey Vanilla or favorite protein powder

1 handful fresh mint

(Optional): whipped cream + fresh raspberry or cherry


Combine banana, non-dairy milk, vanilla, protein powder and fresh mint in a high-powered blender. Blend until thick and creamy.

Top with whipped cream and a fresh raspberry or cherry.

Recipe reprinted courtesy of Optimum Nutrition.

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