Drink: A Healthy Tropical Green Smoothie

Looking for something more festive than a bottle of green juice, but healthier than a shamrock shake? You’ve found the (almost literal) pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Our pot of gold happens to be a bowl of pineapple – the star of our tropical St. Patrick’s Day smoothie and the secret behind its delicious Pina Colada-like taste.

Make a healthy St. Patrick's Day smoothie with a surprise at the end! A perfect holiday snack for kids | via barley & birch

Don’t let the taste fool you though – this smoothie gets its naturally beautiful green color from the 2 cups of spinach that are undetectable in taste, but pack in tons of hidden health benefits. Start your kids’ morning off with this secretly healthy St. Patrick’s day treat, and you’ll ALL be feeling the luck o’ the Irish! For more spectacular sips, peep our collection of favorite healthy kids’ drinks, grab the secret family recipe for our refreshing low-sugar lavender lemonade, or throw it back to the 80s with some Pop Rocks punch.

Make a delicious tropical green smoothie with a surprise at the end! A perfect healthy snack for kids | via barley & birch

Tropical Green Smoothie Ingredients:

Serves 2 (or 3- 4 very tiny people)

BASIC INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 c. spinach
  • 1 c. frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 c. unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 c. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. ice

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

  • A scoop (3 T.) of vanilla protein powder
  • A handful of sprinkles…because, sprinkles!

Tropical green smoothie Instructions:

For an extra special St. Patrick’s Day surprise, you can start by covering the bottom of the glass with a layer of rainbow sprinkles, because this little trick NEVER fails to impress.

Make a healthy St. Patrick's Day smoothie with a surprise at the end! A perfect holiday snack for kids | via barley & birch

When you’re ready to blend, start with liquid on the bottom, then add the rest of the ingredients in layers. Mix until smooth, pour into glasses, top with a sprinkle of sprinkles (maybe even some whipped cream…), and prepare for accolades!

Make a healthy St. Patrick's Day smoothie with a surprise at the end! A perfect holiday snack for kids!
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Amanda E.
With a passion for cultivating imagination, Amanda aims to help kids and families discover their creative potential through art, play, adventure, activism, conservancy, and community. Amanda has a background in graphic design, environmental design, and art curation. When not playing with ideas and designs for barley & birch, she enjoys working in freelance design, art, and illustration.

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