Today’s St. Patrick’s Day is a whole new world compared to the celebrations that we had ten years ago. Ten years ago I would have already been at the bar for a few hours with a group of my closest friends drinking green beer, dressed head to toe in ridiculous green outfits and maybe even pretending to have an Irish accent while drinking beer out of a leprechaun hat…it happens.
This year, I’ve folded laundry, kissed boo boo’s, changed more diapers that I want to admit and am sipping on a green smoothie with my two mini leprechaun children in tow. LOL. Worlds apart from years past. I did buy a corned beef brisket to cook, but just realized I have no cabbage. #MomFail. Hopefully, the toddler is in the arts and crafts mood later because I have some art projects planned to celebrate today.
Today’s green smoothie is about as close to a green beer as I’m getting. This green smoothie is my new go-to afternoon pick me up and it’s great for sneaking some veggies into my veggie avoiding toddler. It’s packed with fruits and veggies and the greek yogurt adds a protein punch.
1 banana (I prefer super ripe as they’re more sweet and I like to freeze them)
1/2 cup pineapple (add juice if you want it sweeter)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 large handfuls of spinach
1 tsp coconut oil (add this last and melt before adding)
Add all ingredients together and blend until smooth. If you find that you need more liquid, you can add pineapple juice or a splash of milk. This prepares 1 large serving.
My two year old chugs these down and always ask for more. It’s definitely a new staple to our diet and I love it too because it satisfies my sweet craving while providing some nutrition and protein.