The Lit Leprechaun – A Low-Carb Boozy Shamrock Shake – Diabetes Daily

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.

The thing that makes St. Patrick’s day one of the most fun, no-stress holidays is that the only “requirements” are to wear something green and drink something green. This recipe will cover you in the drink department, and if you happen to spill some shake on your shirt, it’s a win-win.

The Lit Leprechaun

Servings 2 6 oz. servings
Calories 378 kcal per serving


  • 1
    mint chip ice cream
    we used Rebel mint chip ice cream
  • 1/2
    almond milk
  • 1/2
    coconut milk
    or you can add more almond milk
  • 2
    shots vanilla vodka
  • 1
  • 4-5
    drops green food coloring
  • Whipped cream
    we had fun with fancy vodka-infused whip, but any whip will do!
  • Chocolate mint chips
    we used Lilly’s


  1. Place everything except the chocolate mint chips and whipped cream into a blender, and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour into glasses and top with whipped cream and mint chips.

Nutrition Facts

The Lit Leprechaun

Amount Per Serving (6 oz)

Calories 378
Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Carbohydrates 16g5%

Fiber 6g25%

Protein 2g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

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Author: Mabel Freeman