The perfect sugar free, low carb St. Pattys Day Treat. Skip the high-carb, sugar loaded version and go for this Keto Dairy Free Shamrock Shake.
It’s time for a low carb Shamrock Shake
St. Patrick’s Day is rapidly approaching and we are entering the week of green everything. Everywhere you look, buildings, cars, and even people are adorned in green and covered in shamrocks. Leprechauns are out hiding their pots of gold at the end of rainbows, and people are pinching one another for the absence of green clothing as cars line up at the Golden Arches for a taste of the limited time only, infamous Shamrock Shake!
What’s not to love about this keto Shamrock Shake? It’s got the classic mint creaminess of a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, without the dairy and sugar. Plus, this dairy free Shamrock Shake has the added bonus of healthy fats and fiber from a secret ingredient: an avocado!
With just 5 main ingredients, this Keto Dairy Free Shamrock Shake is loaded with healthy fats and packs 26 grams of protein. All while being dairy free and only 2 net carbs. You can’t beat that! Now you can sip on your favorite green drink guilt-free!
What are the ingredients in a Shamrock Shake?
Here’s the thing with a traditional Shamrock shake – it may be a delicious, minty, treat, but it’s loaded with sugar, carbs, and chemical additives. In fact, here is the ingredient list straight from McDonalds website:
VANILLA REDUCED FAT ICE CREAM
Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Cream, Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor, Mono and Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Vitamin A Palmitate.
Shamrock Shake Syrup
Ingredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Yellow 5, Blue 1. May contain small amounts of other shake flavors served at the restaurant, including egg ingredients when Egg Nog Shakes are available.
Whipped Light Cream
Ingredients: Cream, Nonfat Milk, Liquid Sugar, Contains 2% or Less: Mono and Diglycerides, Natural Flavors, Carrageenan. Whipping Propellant (Nitrous Oxide).
Why I created this Keto Dairy Free Shamrock Shake recipe
So when Silk approached me about a potential partnership for their #progressisperfection campaign, I knew instantly what I wanted to make. I set out on a mission to make a delicious low carb shamrock shake recipe. A lot of the homemade recipes out there call for things like vanilla ice cream or heavy whipping cream, but since I’ve recently had to give up dairy due to some newly developed food allergies and gut health issues, I not only wanted to make a healthier low carb version, but I wanted to make it dairy free too. The Silk Almond Coconut Milk was perfect for that! I even have a coupon for you. You can join their mailing list and have coupons sent directly to your inbox!
In addition to this Keto Shamrock Shake, check out some of my other favorite low carb drink recipes
- Keto Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
- Low Carb Cold Brew Protein Shake Smoothie
- Keto Hot Buttered Rum
- How to Order Low Carb at Starbucks
- Keto Irish Cream
- 21 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes
- Keto Golden Milk Latte
All the delicious flavors of a classic Shamrock Shake without all the sugar and carbs. Your tastebuds and your waistline will thank you!
- 1/2 medium avocado
- 1 scoop dairy free vanilla protein powder (about 30g) (I use this brand)
- 1/2 cup Silk Almond Coconut Milk
- 8 ice cubes
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract (I use this brand)
- 5 drops natural green food coloring (optional for color) (I used this brand)
- 2 tablespoon coconut milk whipped cream (optional)
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free dark chocolate chips (I use this brand)
Net Carbs: 2g
Food Coloring: If using food coloring for this recipe, opt for a natural food coloring, free of artificial dyes. I linked to one in the recipe, but you can also tint this drink green by using a little organic matcha powder or even chlorophyll. It is deep green in color and already has that minty fresh taste.
- Serving Size: 1 shake
- Calories: 259
- Fat: 14g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 26g
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
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