[A Different Kind of] St. Patty Green

Contrary to most St. Patrick’s Day festivities I’ve been privy to, we’re steering away from shamrocks and ale and making a B-line for healthy greens this Wednesday.  Not because I’m a prude who doesn’t like cabbage or has nightmares about biting leprechauns, but because I’m nursing a serious sore throat and muscles that feel stiff and achy.  Maybe it’s “the rheumatism.”  Or maybe I’m desperate for a chocolate-shake IV drip followed by a Nigh-Quil induced sleep.  I’ll take my pick.

In the name of good health [that is, wishing for it], I’m sharing my new favorite recipe that is as delicious as it is green.  You might even be able to get your kids to enjoy this for St. Patrick’s Day!

GREEN SMOOTHIE

Combine the following into a reliable blender:

1 ripe banana

1 wedge of fresh pineapple

1 whole kiwi, washed and with ends removed, but with skin on [Vitamin C]

roughly 3/4 C water

squirt of Agave Nectar to sweeten

generous handful of spinach leaves [organic best]

ICE

>>Blend until smooth, and enjoy!!  It’s truly delicious!

QUESTION FOR YOU:  What will your family be eating/drinking this St. Pat’s??

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3 Responses to [A Different Kind of] St. Patty Green

  1. Lyndsey Dykstra says:

    when did you guys get a Blendtec???? I need to know these details about your life! The O’hara’s got one a while back and LOVE it!

  2. Janet says:

    Looks good Jane. So sorry you are not feeling well. We grilled our first steaks of the season and then made some shamrock shakes with mint chip ice cream. I had never had one and was inspired to make them after helping make them with a’s class today. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

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