Top o’ the morning to you
St Patrick’s Day is a cultural celebration that I partake in heartily. Well, I am of Irish ancestry so the call to revelry is in my genes. Even if Irish isn’t in your genes I think you still might enjoy this tasty Mint Chocolate Shamrock Smoothie recipe that I discovered last year. And, it is healthy. Healthy and delicious in the same sentence you ask? Give it a try and decide for yourself.
Credit for this recipe goes to Natalie at Feasting on Fruit. Below is my version with a few additives.
3 frozen bananas
1 large handful spinach
1/8 tsp mint extract
1 cup non-dairy milk (I used vanilla soy)
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen cauliflower
4 oz lemon yogurt
4 to 6 frozen strawberries (slightly thawed)
2 tbsp protein powder
1 cup non-dairy milk
TO SERVE (OPTIONAL)
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
chocolate sprinkles to garnish
- Melt the chocolate chips. Dip the rim of your jars/glasses into the melted chocolate and use a spoon to drizzle/drip more around the top. Coat the spoon in chocolate and shake it in the bottom of the jar to create the small chocolate splatters. Freeze for 5 minutes. Repeat with white chocolate.
- Blend each smoothie layer separately until very creamy.
- Layer into the decorated jars/glasses, with first layer filling about 1/3 the glass. Carefully add second layer. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.
An old Irish toast
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More easy recipes while on your beach vacation
Check out my blog for other healthy (or not) recipes that are easy to prepare and yummy to eat. Some benefits of renting a beach house while on vacation are saving time driving and waiting at restaurants, saving money on restaurant meals, saving calories and just enjoying cooking for yourself. Contact me if you would like to share a recipe on my blog.
Regards, Barbara at the Sea Anemone