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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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Put avocado in your pudding

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Put avocado in your pudding

A brilliant dinner party treat is an avocado chocolate pudding. I guarantee guests will want to make this at home themselves:

https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/chocolate-and-avocado-mousse.html

 

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Bake them in bread

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Bake them in bread

Veggies are marvelous when used in baking. Courgettes in particular seem to do the job above others.

Try this brilliant recipe:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/04/how-to-make-courgette-cake

 

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Rethink pizza

Tip 17 of 25

Rethink pizza

Not tried cauliflower pizza? You might like it so give it a whirl sometime soon.

Here’s a recipe from the Hemsley sisters:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/flower_power_pizza_13681

Another great veg idea for the humble pizza is to spread a layer of pureed spinach on the dough before adding your tomato sauce. Sneaky, right?

 

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Serve vegie tomato sauce

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Serve vegie tomato sauce

Making you own tomato sauce is far healthier than shop-bough varieties. Grate in carrot and finely chop peppers then add to pasata or tinned tomatoes with fresh herbs like basil or oregano and whiz when done. Roasted butternut squash will also do the trick. No one will ever know the difference.

Serve over some courgettie or zoodles and you have double duty!

https://www.jamieoliver.com/…/pasta…/seven-veg-tomato-sauce/

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Sneaky additions

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Sneaky additions

Casseroles, Bolognese sauce or chilli is the ideal place to smuggle in added veg. Vegetable dodgers will barely notice if you grate carrot or courgette, or finely mince mushrooms (which have a surprisingly meaty texture). The texture is barely changed.

How about this beef bourguignon recipe… you could easily double the veg or add other veg like parsnips, courgettes/zucchini, butternut squash, leeks. Get creative. The main base and herbs give you the flavour and the veg can build on that.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/853637/beef-bourguignon