Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Green Tropics Smoothie + Green Food Favorites.

It's hard to believe it's already mid-March, given the chilly days recently. We had a lovely warm day yesterday (above 50!) but the forecast calls for 2-7 inches of snow later today. Despite that, I have had green smoothies on my mind - I can't get enough. Usually I drink the base green smoothie every day for breakfast, occasionally with frozen fruit thrown in instead of ice {strawberries are my favorite}.

Last week I found a new {to me} yogurt, Tarte Asian Yogurt, to use as a smoothie base. I picked up the mango-coconut flavor. This was also my first time using coconut water in a smoothie, instead of almond milk. The coconut flavor is subtle, but the mango really comes through. Try it!

Green Tropics Smoothie
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1 container tropical-flavored yogurt {like mango-coconut!}
2 big handfuls spinach
3/4 cup coconut water

If you want a thicker smoothie, only use a 1/2 cup of coconut water. I tried it with both measurements, and realized I prefer a more thin smoothie.

I also have a few green recipes to share today since St. Patrick's Day is coming up. The recipe link and corresponding website are below each photo. I'd love to have all of these on my table to snack on.

Lucky Leprechuan Dip:
Recipe and photo from Healthy.Happy.Life.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread:
Recipe and photo from Let's Dish

Shamrock Macarons with Baileys Chocolate Ganache:

Recipe and photo from Raspberri Cupcakes 

Avocado and Black Sesame Sprinkle on Sourdough:
Recipe and photo from Daily Online, Gordon Ramsey.


  1. Yum the avocado and Sesame Sprinkle looks tasty!

    1. I love the name too, "sesame sprinkle" :)