I know, I know, February just started, but well honestly we are halfway through February and March is knocking at the door. March is also a green month, St. Patrick’s Day is totally rocking March and since I try to be a little bit healthier this year I will keep my theme going by creating healthier snacks and meals for the family.
So far so good. For March I decided to include as much green as I can. All natural of course. I may make a dessert, a treat or a breakfast item but I will try to include fresh produce as much as I can. Shhhhh… Don’t tell the kids but I dished up this amazing Shamrock Smoothie the other day and they had no idea that I had spinach in the smoothie. They loved it and asked to make it every morning for breakfast. Hello Popeye !
I love to hear that they want more of healthy things, so in celebration of St. Patty’s day I created this delicious, super easy and very healthy smoothie that you can dish up on St. Patrick’s Day for your family, too and feel good about it.
Hiding veggies in my meals is something I love to do, the kids don’t have to know and if I can keep my husband to seal his lips, they will never find out. Sometimes my hubby will spoil it and mention it without realizing the kids are in the room, big NO NO! So from now on my Smoothies are created before the kids get up and after hubby leaves the house, I will totally avoid the “Noo veggies drama” and the kids will get their vitamins all at the same time. Do you hide veggies in your meals? Ok, without further ado, here is my recipe creation #CreativeHop.
Isn’t it simple? So fresh, so powerful and if you like you could always add some of the Peanut Powder that I’ve shared in a previous smoothie or add your favorite protein, you could also add some fruit like Mango or Pineapple, always love that for a tad of sweetness. So far the kids are eating it without extra sweetener or fruit, I won’t complain.
I love making smoothies in my Ninja, but feel free to use any blender that you have around the house, may not make it as smooth, but I’m sure the kids or you won’t mind. If you are in the market for a new Blender, I love my Ninja and can’t say anything bad about it. I use it to blend, to mix to even make cookie dough, so well worth the investment and you will find many uses.
Ok, back to my recipe creation. I think I’m ready for March to roll around and adding more green to our menu won’t be all a challenge. I can’t wait to see what you think of the smoothie and if you need a few extra ideas to dish up some St. Patrick’s Day recipes or maybe a craft for the kids, check out all of the amazing links below, my favorite bloggers have shared their favorite St. Patrick’s Day posts, you don’t want to miss them. Pin them on Pinterest for easier access so you won’t forget.
- Irish Dublin Coddle Recipe from Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Green Shamrock Gummy Candy by This Mama Loves
- Enjoy a Simple Irish Meal featuring Shepherd’s Pie by Day by Day in Our World
- Irish Skeleton Key Necklace by The Socialite’s Closet
- Mint Shower Scrub Bridal Party Favor by A Bride on a Budget
- Skinny Shamrock Shake by Jen Around the World
- Mint Chocolate Fluff by Mom on the Side
- Leprechaun Hat Cupcakes by Kids Fun Reviewed
- St. Patrick’s Day Wreath – Dollar Store DIY by MommaDJane
- Lucky Rustic Wall Hanging: A Paint Stick Craft by Food Fun Family
- Green Tea & Peppermint Sea Salt Foot Scrub by Sincerely Mindy
- Matcha Pear Green Smoothie by Upstate Ramblings
- Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes by How Was Your Day?
- DIY Shamrock Tree by Simply Southern Mom
- Easy St. Patrick’s Day Brownies by Mom Does it All
- No Bake Mini Mint Oreo Cheesecake by Sugar Spice and Family Life
- Mini Banofee Pie by Beyond Mommying
- Green Smoothies for St. Patrick’s Day by Family Focus Blog
- Leprechaun Bark by sweet lil you
- Good Luck Vintage Cab Ring by Style on Main
- Send Them Out the Door Ready for a Good Day by Beautiful Touches
What is your favorite Green Smoothie? Would love to check it out, leave me a comment below and let’s chat.
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