No need to miss out on McDonald’s St. Paddy’s Day special with this healthified paleo and keto shamrock shake. Plus, with no ice cream required, this all-natural breakfast shake is packed with healthy fats, is extra creamy and ultra minty!
Paleo & Keto Shamrock Shake
Instant & Totally Healthified!
You probably need no reminding, but after reading what’s really in the McDonald’s seasonal shake, you probably won’t ever look at it the same way again. Think 54 total ingredients (with known carcinogens in the mix), and a whopping 115g of sugar (!!!).
But it is delicious, and that’s a fact. And as it turns out, totally healthifiable. And rather than have you whip up a batch of keto vanilla ice cream, all you need to do is blend full-fat coconut milk (the canned stuff) with an avocado, vanilla extract, mint extract (or leaves!), a handful of ice cubes and sweeten to taste.
And please try and skip any form of artificial colorings. Yellow no. 5 (part of the green dye) is a serious allergen that has been tied to hyperactivity in children (amongst other stuff). So go ahead and get the green hue the natural route, with an avocado and even some actual mint leaves.
Mint vs peppermint extracts. There is a difference, and if you’re picky you’ll want to procure some mint extract. Though you can get away with the peppermint one in all honesty, which is what most peeps’ have at hand.
Oh, and if you want to go the even more natural route, a handful of actual mint leaves will get the job done beautifully. Tthough note that to get the minty taste of Micky D’s special, you’ll need to use an extract.
Using a high-speed blender here (think bullets) will ensure ultra creamy and smooth results. Just be sure to blend all the ingredients very well before you add the ice!
Paleo, Vegan & Keto Shamrock Shake
No need to miss out on McDonald’s St. Paddy’s Day special with this healthified paleo and keto shamrock shake! Plus, no ice cream required!
Add coconut milk, avocado, vanilla extract, mint extract, salt and sweetener (lower amount) to a blender (bullets work amazing here!) and blend until creamy smooth. Taste for sweetness, as traditional shakes are super sweet (but your keto palates will likely need a lot less sweetener!)
Add in ice and blend until thick and creamy, adding a little water as needed. Do not over-blend, or you'll lose thickness and coldness. Enjoy right away with a generous helping of homemade whipped cream.
*I always suggest adding extracts a little at a time, as they can vary from brand to brand (I like mine extra minty and do 1/2 tsp!). And while mint extract is more traditional, you can also get away with using peppermint!
Please note that nutrition facts were estimated using 100g of avocado (about a medium one).