March 3, 2016
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Enjoy a festive Shamrock Green Smoothie this St. Patrick’s Day! Packed with nutritious fruits and veggies, this is a healthy smoothie that your kids will love drinking.
There are two big reasons I love St. Patrick’s Day: 1. we get to spend time together as a family doing fun activities and participating in the festivities of the day; and 2. the green theme gives me an excuse to sneak even more healthy fruits and vegetables in my kids’ food! I’d say that’s a pretty great holiday.
No artificial food dyes here to give this smoothie its festive color – just spinach! I promise your kids won’t be able to taste it. Just tell them that leprechauns drink their green smoothies too and I’m sure they’ll gulp it down. :)
There are so many good ingredients in this smoothie that it makes a perfect balanced breakfast (for any day of the year!) or a filling afternoon snack. Bananas and apples give it a delicious fruity flavor, spinach packs nutrition, and yogurt gives it creaminess and protein. Smoothies are the best, aren’t they?
We love making green smoothies for kids that they will love and ask for again and again. I hope you love this recipe!
Healthy Shamrock Green Smoothie
- 2 bananas frozen
- 1 green apple core removed
- 2 cups water or milk non-dairy if necessary
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 handfuls spinach about 1-2 cups
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Honey to taste optional
- In a blender, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding more water if you want a thinner smoothie.
- Adjust sweetness with additional honey, if desired.
We use this recipe a couple of times a year for a recipe group that we do with our clients. It is a hit every single time! (different clients each time). We actually always start the group by saying that we do this one every time but have never found another that is good enough to stay permanently in the 2nd smoothie spot lol
Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!
MOMables - Laura
Thank you for sharing that this green smoothie is your go-to!
wow! This Green Smoothie looks is really awesome. I think it is very effective for make the Smoothie for weight loss…! thanks for share…