March 12, 2019

Afterschool Snacks: Leprechaun’s Green Smoothie

This post is part of our Afterschool Snacks series, featuring easy, kid-chef friendly recipes that can be made at home or at school.

This March, celebrate National Nutrition Month® and St. Patrick’s Day with a nutritious and delicious green smoothie! This recipe is inspired by our Green Monster Smoothie, which can be easily altered to suit anyone’s taste buds or dietary needs. Make it at home, during out-of-school time, or at school (for a breakfast or a school store à la carte item) for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

This green smoothie packs a punch of nutrients as it incorporates fruit and leafy green spinach—giving this smoothie a delightfully fruity flavor. Those who aren’t sipping on this smoothie are sure to be green with envy. 

Leprechaun’s Green Smoothie Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes. 2 servings.

Ingredients

1 cup spinach
½ cup canned pineapple, drained
½ cup canned peaches
1 cup ice
1 cup nonfat plain milk

Directions

1. Combine ingredients in blender.
2. Blend on high speed until smooth.
3. Share sips with your favorite Leprechaun.

 

Here’s the step by step guide:

Add all of the fruit, spinach, and ice into the blender. 
Try mixing different fruits for new flavor combinations.

Ingredients in cup

 

 

 

 

 

Add the milk. 
Lactose-intolerant? No problem. Swap nonfat dairy milk for your favorite non-dairy milk alternative.

Ingredients in cup with milk

 

 

 

 

 

Blend until smooth.

Smoothie blending

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divide between two glasses and enjoy! 

Smoothies in cups

 

 

 

 

 

Give a cheers and share pictures of your green smoothie with us on social media using #HealthierGenEats.