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.