|Written By Recipe Coordinator|
Believe it or not, spring is almost here. This is always a time for renewal and rebirth. The warming earth bursts forth in both color and abundance. Naturally it also means St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner.
If you are not the green beer drinking type, this smoothie recipe is a wonderful and healthy alternative. The sharp green color and taste of the kiwi blends well with green grapes and the ever popular banana to create a tangy, zesty treat. 215 calories is all you need to fret about. Nutritious, adventurous and healthy are the keywords for this shamrock smoothie. Celebrate the gift of St.Patrick while you cleanse your body as well as your mind. A St.Patrick’s Day drink to remember! Enjoy and have a Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
6 kiwi fruit, peeled and quartered
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 medium banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 6-ounce carton key lime- or vanilla-flavored yogurt
1 cup orange juice or white grape juice, well-chilled
3 tablespoons honey
2 to 4 tablespoons rum*
1 to 2 drops green food coloring (optional)
Fresh kiwifruit slices
1. Place kiwi fruit and banana in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
2.Place in freezer and freeze, uncovered, for 2 hours or until frozen**.
3. In a blender, combine grapes, yogurt, orange juice, honey, rum and about 1/3 of the frozen fruit.
4. Cover and blend until almost smooth. Gradually add remaining fruit, blending after each addition until almost smooth. Add food coloring, if you like.
5. Pour into glasses and garnish with kiwifruit slices.
Makes 5 (8-ounce) servings.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Midwest Living Magazine.