St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are not usually known for serving healthy, kid-friendly fare. With the big day just around the corner, there are undoubtedly many slabs of sodium-packed corned beef being boiled, carbo-loaded scones being baked, and kegs of beer being rolled into their rightful positions all across the country.
Not exactly what you’d want to feed your kids (especially the beer). So how can you allow your kids to get into the holiday spirit in a wholesome way? With this creative, kid-approved, and – most of all – healthy St. Patrick’s Day snack recipe: the “Green Monster Smoothie.”
With just a few simple ingredients and a blender, the kids get a sweet-tasting treat in a fun, green color and you get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve successfully incorporated spinach into one of their snacks. That should be enough to make everyone want to do a jig for joy!
Green Monster Smoothie
1 ½ cup skim milk
½ cup plain yogurt
2 very ripe bananas (the riper they are, the sweeter they are)
2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
1 tablespoon honey
Combine all ingredients in blender until blended. Pour and enjoy!
Makes 4 cups.
Try this St. Patrick’s Day snack recipe and let us know how your kids liked it in the comments section below!