It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, which means that it’s also Shamrock Shake season! These iconic shakes are made of vanilla ice cream, milk, mint extract, food coloring, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry – so definitely not vegan. However, there are so many delicious ways to enjoy this seasonal treat without the animal cruelty.

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If you’re looking for something a bit healthier, try these healthy shamrock shakes that use frozen bananas and spinach by @kyleecanderson and @klembetchfoodies! If you don’t want to use bananas, try this one by @wholesomehedonista that uses frozen coconut cubes and spirulina! If you want to go all out, @livekindly and Edgy Veg made decadent vegan ice cream-based shakes. For a boozy version of this, check out this recipe by @_sammysingleton_!

Last but certainly not least, check out our delicious Shamrock Shake-inspired recipes! There’s everything from copycat recipes to more unique minty smoothies and shakes. These vegan mint shake and smoothie recipes are perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy! 

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1. Mint Chip Avocado Milkshake

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This Mint Chip Avocado Milkshake by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is cool, minty, chocolatey, and delicious! The frosty emerald green color from the California avocados will look quite elegant in your hand at your next summer party!

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2. Mint Matcha Shake

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This Mint Matcha Shake by Robin Runner has a refreshing mint taste but also will keep you feeling full and refreshed!

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3. Mint Chocolate Smoothie

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Having anything Mint Chocolate Chip feels like having ice cream for breakfast. This plant-based Mint Chocolate Smoothie by Diane Smith is just as good. You can even make it thicker and serve as ice cream.

4. Cocoa-Coconut-Mint Smoothie

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There’s really nothing like fresh mint (don’t even bother with dried mint). Mint adds brightness to salads (both the fruit and greens kind), authenticity to Asian dishes, something different to energy bars, makes wonderful tea, and contributes its cool freshness to green smoothies. It’s also a perfect match for chocolate and coconut. Check out this delicious Cocoa-Coconut-Mint Smoothie by Annie Oliverio!

5. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Shake

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Smoothie [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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You can have your ice cream for breakfast and eat it too with this cold, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Shake by Linda Wagner!

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6. Mint Brownie Shake

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Full of vegan brownie chunks, refreshing mint, and rich chocolate flavor, this Healthy Mint Brownie Shake by Kat Condon makes for a delicious, creamy dessert.

7. Mint Chocolate Chip Shake

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March is the month for green beer, four-leaf clovers, Irish pride, and for many, seasonal pleasures like fast-food Shamrock Shakes. Luckily, a healthy homemade swap for this Mint Chocolate Chip Shake by Amber Shea Crawley is only six ingredients and a blender-whirl away.

8. St. Patty’s Day Shake

St. Patty's Day Shake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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This St. Patty’s Day Shake by V_ Lish.com has all of the frosty, minty flavor of a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake®, yet it’s jam-packed with healthy ingredients! So good (and good for you) you could drink one every day.

9. Shamrock Shake Parfait

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Ahh, Shamrock Shakes. Most of us have distant memories of this holiday treat. Why not sink your teeth into this yummy Shamrock Shake Parfait by Gretchen Price? Layers of vanilla cake and light mint mousse will bring you back to St. Patrick’s Day in the fast food line. The cake is so light and moist paired with the lightest, airiest mousse — a combination worth a pot of gold.

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