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Shamrock Shake Smoothie Recipe

Shamrock Shake Smoothie Recipe

For St. Patrick’s Day

This healthy smoothie would make a nice breakfast or a healthy snack and you would get a serving each of fruit and veg in as well as having a fun.

The recipe is below or alternatively watch this fun lively how-to video (with music!) from Eating Well:

http://www.eatingwell.com/video/7293/how-to-make-a-healthy-shamrock-shake-smoothie/

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk (or milk alternative)
  • 1 frozen large banana, sliced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 4 ice cubes
  • kiwi slices for garnish

Blend.

shamrock-shake-smoothie

 

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Have a breakfast smoothie

Tip 7 of 25 ways to eat more fruit and veg

Have a breakfast smoothie

There are so, so many different ways to get fruit and vegetables into a delicious smoothie.

You can have innumerable combinations and if you find that a breakfast smoothie with just fruit and veg doesn’t stay with you long enough, try adding a teaspoon of peanut butter (no sugar/no salt type) or a tablespoon of nuts or seeds.  (My tip: put the nuts or seeds in the blender first and grind finely to mix in well with the rest of your ingredients)

 

Here are a couple great ideas:

Chai smoothie (serves 2)

  • 450g kale (or 1 and 1 of spinach and kale)
  • 475ml almond milk
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • 2 pears (cored)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

 

Cherry delight smoothie

  • 450g spinach
  • 270ml water
  • 1 banana
  • 100g blueberries
  • 225g cherries (buy frozen – cheaper and they come pitted)