Shamrock Smoothie

No shamrocks were actually harmed in the making of this smoothie…but it does make the perfect drink for March to celebrate both National Nutrition Month and St. Patty’s Day! 

Consisting of only 4 whole-food ingredients, this smoothie is easy, delicious and packed with vitamins and minerals.  It’s also a good way to use up over-ripe or bruised produce and prevent food waste!

Place the ingredients in your blender in the following order:

1 peeled and sectioned orange (or 2 cuties)
* ½ peeled banana
* ¾ Cup pineapple chunks (1 Cup if you like it sweeter)
1 Cup tightly packed spinach, including stems
1 Cup ice

*Frozen banana and/or pineapple can be used instead of fresh fruit. Just decrease the amount of ice in the recipe or add additional liquid.

Blend and serve.
Serving size: Approx 20 ounces, enough for two small smoothies or one large smoothie. The recipe can easily be doubled.

The great thing about smoothies is that they are super flexible, here are some possible adjustments you can make and still maintain that bright green color:

Optional additions
½ a green apple
vanilla protein powder of your choice
green grapes
plain or vanilla yogurt
¼ cup milk or milk substitute of your choice