High Protein Shamrock Tarts (Easy St. Patrick's Day Recipe)

These deliciously healthy Shamrock Tarts are a delicious high protein dessert to ring in St. Patrick's Day on a healthy note. Consuming one serving of these will meet 1/3rd of your daily protein intake requirement and is lower calorie than other protein tart recipes consisting of only 286 calories. Each batch makes four servings and can be made in under fifteen minutes- just in time to help you curb your food cravings in a healthy way for the holidays! 

Shamrock Tarts


Why You Will Love this Shamrock Tart Recipe 

You will love this shamrock tart recipe as it is not only festive- it is a healthier alternative to other fattening recipes. The combination of Protein Milkshake, flaky crust, and buttercream icing makes this a dessert fit for a king or queen. Best of all? This dessert can be pre-made ahead of time and assembled within five minutes before serving- making this not only the perfect high protein dessert to be enjoyed by you for the holidays, but also to be shared with your family and friends.

How Easy is this Shamrock Tart Recipe to Make?

This high protein shamrock tarts recipe is an easy- no fuss recipe that takes less than five minutes of preparation and less than fifteen minutes of bake time. Made with pre-made pie dough, Protein Milkshake, and low-fat buttercream icing, this protein recipe is quick and convenient, allowing you to focus on other activities during the holiday.


What You'll Need to Make This Low Calorie Shamrock Tart

  • 1 serving Cupcake Batter Protein Milkshake
  • One can of rolled pie crust (we used Pillsbury crescent rolls) 
  • Low-fat buttercream frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Shamrock stencil for pattern


  1. Preheat Oven to 375 F. 
  2. Roll out pie crust dough (we used Pillsbury crescent rolls) on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Shape and line out Shamrock stencil to make different shamrock tarts- repeat the process until there is no dough. 
  4. Transfer your shape to a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, rotating half way for consistent browning.
  6. Allow tart crust to completely cool before decorating. Be careful when transferring your dough because it can easily crack or break.
  7. Set aside.
  8. Pour food coloring and Protein Milkshake and whip in the buttercream icing.
  9. Pipe onto the tarts. 

This low calorie shamrock tart recipe makes four total servings- if you'd like to make more servings, you will need additional pie crust (each Pillsbury crescent pie crust will make four servings.

So, if you're looking for St. Patrick's Day sweets, then you'll love this high protein recipe! 

Low Calorie Shamrock Tarts Nutrition

  • Calories: 286 
  • Carbohydrates: 47g 
  • Protein: 30g 
  • Fat: 39g 

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