We first published this Irish green smoothie recipe in late 2010 and made the mistake of referencing St. Patrick’s Day in 2011 which, some thought, meant it was out of date.
While this Irish green smoothie recipe is now a few years old doesn’t in any way diminish either its flavor, its nutrition, or its Irish green color.
Nor does it need to be enjoyed only around St. Patrick’s day. You can easily enjoy this recipe any time of year.
In your favorite smoothie blender mix:
– 1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE freezing!)
– 1 cup frozen green grapes
– 1 peeled kiwi, sliced
– 1 cup washed baby spinach
– 8 ounces lime yogurt
– 1/4 cup limeade
– 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!
(St. Patrick’s Day Blessing On You)
Giving credit where credit is due, we found this recipe in an edition of a Natural Geographic kids magazine.
Before getting to the actual recipe for a berry banana tofu smoothie, are you sure you know what tofu is and how it comes to be? Well, if not, here’s what Wikipedia has to say about tofu:
“Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.” Wikipedia has a lot more to say about tofu and you can read all about it here.
For our purposes its probably enough to know that tofu is really high in protein and really low in calories which make it a great candidate for a smoothie recipe. So here is our take on tofu in a “Berry Banana Tofu Smoothie:
In your favorite blendermix:
– 1 cup frozen mixed berries
– 1 cup of frozen banana chunks
– 1 package of light siken tofu (we used Mori Nu, which is about 12 ounces)
– 3/4 cup of chilled white grape juice
– 1 Tbsp Chia seed
– 1 package of sugar substitute or 1 tablespoon of honey if you want to make it a little sweeter
Grapes are wonderful! They come in their own packaging and don’t take up a lot of room. So, many of love having a bunch of grapes in the refrigerator that we can grab when we need a quick sweet fix. But as good as they are, too often we don’t think to add them in our cooking like we do strawberries or blueberries.
That is unfortunate as they can be the perfect touch to for a yummy yogurt smoothie. Try this banana grape yogurt smoothie recipe the next time you bring grapes home.
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
-1 cup of low-fat plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works really well)
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1/2 cup of sweet seedless grapes for mixing and a few more for garnish
Mix until smooth, throw a few whole grapes in the bottom of the glass, add the smoothie mix and top with a bunch of grapes for extra munching…..just scrumptious!
Banana Grape Yogurt Smoothie
Currants, which are often rich-colored red or black berries, are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and are found to be a good source of potassium too. All of which makes for a tasty and healthy currant berry smoothie.
The best time for currants is June through August-but if you live in the south you will see them sneaking into the fruit markets sometimes as early as late April or May. You can also find them frozen.
Fresh or frozen they make up a rich flavored smoothie mix you are sure to enjoy! This is one of those fruits that tastes good and is often found in juicing recipes, or in healthy smoothies made with yogurts. A sweet treat that adds a whole lot of great nutrients to your body in a very delicious way!
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 cup of fresh or frozen currant berries
-1 cup of frozen banana chips
-1 small apple peeled, cored and cut in small chunks
-1 cup of chilled apple juice
-1 tbsp. Chia seed
It doesn’t get any healthier or more delicious than this! Blend, pour and enjoy!
Currant Berry Smoothie