This post is by my friend and a fellow Anusara-inspired (TM) yoga instructor, Megan Marie. She is also a foodie and mom of Alexander (5) and James (3) I will try her super smoothie recipe tonight and so should you!

Do your wee ones wrinkle their little noses when you place a plate of broccoli, kale or spinach in front of them? Are they the sort that boycott “All Things Green”? Have no fear…the luck of the Irish is with you as you whip up The Shamrock Smoothie just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

Ingredients:


3 Kiwis, sliced
1&1/2 cup frozen green grapes
2 frozen bananas
1 green apple, sliced, with skin on
1 & 1/2 cup baby spinach
1 cup chopped kale

1 cup organic apple juice

1/2 cup Organic Nectars ™ Cashewtopia (organic frozen pistacio creme w. raw pistacio pieces, sweetened with agave only).

optional: 2 tbls flat leaved parsley and a squeeze of lemon

Blend/pulse on high until smooth. The color will be vibrant green and your little ones will love eating their greens in the form of the Shamrock Smoothie just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

note: This smoothie is also delicious without the pistacio cashew creme, although the latter has no sugar ( just agave) and you can buy it at Whole Foods. It can also be substitued with Fage yogurt + a little honey or agave. The frozen bananas, however, are enough to make it taste like ice cream! My boys love this smoothie and the pistacio creme just made it a little more decadent. I am not sure the nutritional value of this, but it must be extraordinary.

Image by Pixomar

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