It's March and almost the 17th, so you know what that means – time to let out our inner Irish selves and everything turns green! 🍀

St. Patrick's Day is a global celebration of Irish culture that is a huge celebration here in the US. According to research, over 60 percent of Americans are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, so it’s clear that celebrating the Emerald Isle is a popular event for many of us.

A favorite Irish-themed treat to enjoy here in the states is the infamous McDonald’s Shamrock Shake which is only available for a limited time once a year through those Golden Arches. First introduced in 1970, the shamrock shake originally had a lemon and lime combo flavor but these days it has transformed to a minty flavor with those vibrant green colors.

However, while the McDonald's Shamrock Shake is deliciously festive, this Irish-themed shake contains over 50 ingredients and will set you back 530 calories and a whopping 73 grams of sugar. These shakes are pretty much sugar and additives in a cup.

This St. Patrick’s Day, do your health a favor and try a healthy copycat Shamrock Shake recipe instead!

Our Tea-Infused Shamrock Shake Recipe is a sweet St Paddy’s treat worth having all year round and rich with nutrition, making it not just a tasty choice but a healthy choice too. It’s vegan, sugar-free, and keto friendly.

This tea-infused shamrock shake uses matcha which is high in antioxidants and adds a slight earthiness with a naturally sweet nuttiness that balances beautifully with the sweetness from the vanilla and Sweetdrops.

We also use Chocolate Hustle tea which has been frozen into ice cubes. This adds a light subtle note of chocolate and mint; adding flavor and powerful health benefits designed to heighten your focus, energy, and clarity, from the adaptogenic super-herbs included in this tea blend.

What is not to love about this flavorful tea-infused shamrock shake recipe?!

You can add to your shamrock shake with coconut whipped cream to make it extra creamy and some unsweetened dark chocolate chips or shavings for decadence. Enjoy and may your day be touched by some Irish luck! 

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This informative article is written, by Sophia McKenzie. Sophia is head content creator and writer, for several premium websites, where her expertise lies in health, nutrition, and wellness. Her content focuses on providing and sharing doable solutions to help people truly thrive and live their happiest, healthiest, fulfilled lives.