If you want a cool, creamy treat, this smoothie is just the thing to make! It gets it’s creaminess from the tasty blend of frozen kiwifruit, banana, and key lime yogurt (you can substitute vanilla yogurt, but I really like this with the lime). There are a few other ingredients you’ll see in the recipe below and they all blend up into this wonderful smoothie that not only tastes great, but is also a delightful springy shade of green. How can you resist that?
SHAMROCK SMOOTHIE by NancyCreative, adapted from Midwest Living
Makes about 16 ounces, or 2 servings
- 2 kiwifruit, peeled and quartered
- 1 banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup seedless green grapes
- 1 (6-ounce) container key lime or vanilla flavored yogurt
- 1/3 cup orange juice or white grape juice, well-chilled
- 1/2 Tablespoon honey
- Optional: additional kiwi fruit slices for garnish
Several hours or the night before making: Place the 2 peeled and quartered kiwifruit and sliced banana in a small freezer bag and freeze for 2 hours or until frozen (arrange fruit flat in a single layer in the bag so it doesn’t freeze into a big clump; otherwise it will be too hard to break up for blending).
When ready to make, add grapes, yogurt, juice, honey, and half of the frozen fruit (break up fruit if any pieces have stuck together while freezing). Cover and blend until smooth. Add remaining frozen fruit and blend until smooth.
Pour into glasses and, if desired, garnish with fresh kiwi fruit slices.
Hope you get a chance to enjoy this smoothie! What kinds of fun green treats are you making (or eating) for St. Patrick’s Day?