tropical green smoothies

ROUNDING OUT OUR FESTIVE IDEAS FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY is another simple, healthy recipe. It’s also green and according to munchkins around here, very good.

I love making smoothies for this group, except that I have to call them milkshakes or Estelle won’t even try them. Whether that’s a tip from one mom to another, or just a quirk we’re dealing with around here is up for debate. How to get an extra serving of spinach into your little ones without the slightest bit of protest? That’s simple.

Tropical Green Smoothies

makes about 6 small smoothies 


  • 1 banana (preferably frozen in chunks but room temp works too)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber cut into slices
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 2 kiwis peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple cut into chunks


Put it all in the blender until it’s a smoothie! For a frothier, colder drink, add a handful of ice too.



  1. says

    Hi Charity,
    I made the spinach muffins and avocado chocolate pudding. My husband and I enjoyed them very much. Your recipes are not just for kids!!! Glad Ali told me about your site.

    • charityc says

      That’s so great, Lois! I’m happy and a little surprised because husbands are sometimes the toughest to convince (or is it just mine? :)) . Good for you guys. (And totally unrelated, we’re in the throes of naming our 3rd girl who is due in May — I love the name Lois! It was my great grandmother’s name.) Thanks for writing!


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