Planning Saint Patrick’s Day: Green Smoothie

At my house, Saint Patrick’s Day has always been more of a holiday for the kids. Neither my partner nor I are Irish, but we know that kids at school and lots of people our own age celebrate the day regardless. His preteen cousins came over to visit and asked if we could spend Saint Patrick’s Day together, which was sweet, but it does mean we’ll have to come up with lots of non-alcoholic and relatively healthy things to feed these children. My boyfriend suggested green smoothies that weren’t bitter, because green drinks are always a good addition to a Saint Patrick’s Day menu, and here’s the recipe we think we’ve settled on for our Saint Patrick’s Day smoothie.

Saint Patrick’s Day Smoothie

  • 1 cup of frozen mango cubes
  • ½ cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter

Just like you would with any other smoothie, put everything in the blender and let it go. If it’s too thick, add more milk! If you’re watching calories, consider opting for almond milk over cow’s milk, but don’t ditch the almond butter! The almond butter makes the smoothie richer and helps keep you full. We didn’t load this smoothie up with too many vegetables because we wanted kids to like it, and if you find that your fruit isn’t sweet enough, mix in a little bit of honey.

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