St. Patrick’s Day: the day of shamrocks, leprechauns, and boozy indulgence. But did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Toss the green beer and add green to your diet the natural way with this holy trinity of green smoothies. Give your body an energy boost and indulge in antioxidants and vitamins; you may even feel like doing an Irish jig! Or use the smoothies to detox your body after the booze fest or bar crawl. (You can even indulge a bit by adding vodka to them…we won’t tell.)
Tropical Green Smoothie
1 to 2 cups frozen spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 medium ripe banana, peeled, frozen
1 cup your favorite berry
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract sweetener, to taste
-Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Strawberry Ginger Zinger
2 cups almond milk
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups strawberries
1 banana (frozen for a cold drink)1 tablespoon grated ginger to taste
-Blend the spinach and almond milk until smooth.
-Add the remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Peach Coconut Dream
2 cups fresh spinach
1 cup coconut water, unsweetened
2 cups grapes, frozen
-Blend the spinach and coconut water until smooth.
-Add the remaining fruits and blend again. Enjoy!