Leprechaun Juice Healthy St Patricks Day Recipe

This Leprechaun Juice healthy St Patricks Day recipe is a fave with kids. Shhhh! Don't tell them it's good for them!

Looking for a healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipe to serve your kids on March 17th? Give this Leprechaun Juice recipe a try! It’s a fun accompaniment to breakfast, but it’s also a great alternative to green punch or Kool-aid for St. Patty’s Day dinner.

With just the right balance of sweet vs. tart, this St Patrick Day smoothie is sure to be a hit with your kids.  I won’t tell them it’s good for them if you won’t!

Leprechaun Juice is really just a green smoothie in disguise. It’s amazing what you can get get your kids to eat when you give it a silly name!  My kids love green smoothies now, but when we started drinking them, I had to get a little creative.  You may find that a fun name or presentation might be just the ticket to get your kids to try healthy foods.

The first year I made this special St Patrick day juice for my kids, I served it in glass mugs and had a little felt leprechaun hanging off of each handle.  I called it Leprechaun Juice and the name stuck.  Now they ask for it every year for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day.

Leprechaun Juice Healthy St Patricks Day Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 1/2 oz raw baby spinach (half of the standard 5 oz plastic tub)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled

Making the St Patrick Day smoothie

This yummy St Patrick Day smoothie (AKA Leprechaun Juice) is a fave with kids. I won't tell them it's good for them if you won't!

If you have a professional grade blender, like a Vitamix or Blendtech, you can just throw all of the St Patrick Day juice ingredients in the pitcher and process until smooth.  I usually add the liquid first, the greens, and then the fruit, but it really doesn’t matter.  The high powered blenders will liquify it no matter what order you add the ingredients.

If you don’t have a high powered blender, I recommend blending the juice and spinach first.  Then add the other ingredients and process until smooth.   This helps to ensure a smoother texture. Before I got my Vitamix, I made green smoothies for years with a cheap $30 blender using this technique.

Makes approx. 4 1/2 cups

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If you make green smoothies regularly, I highly recommend upgrading to a high powered blender. It gets green smoothies completely smooth, which makes it more likely kids will drink them. I bought my Vitamix 6 years ago and have never once regretted the purchase!

Print the Leprechaun Juice Recipe

Leprechaun Juice St Patrick Day Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 1/2 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 1/2 oz raw baby spinach (half of the standard 5 oz plastic tub)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled

Instructions

  1. Blend the juice and spinach first.
  2. Then add fruit and continue blending until smooth.
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Health Benefits of this St Patrick Day Juice:

This yummy Leprechaun Juice recipe is a fave with kids and perfect for St Patricks Day. I won't tell them it's good for them if you won't!

Leprechaun Juice has a healthy dose of Vitamin A – important for healthy eyes, Vitamin K for healthy bones, Vitamin C – for a healthy immune system, and Potassium – which helps with fluid and electrolyte balance. It also has a good bit of fiber – which you won’t find in regular juice.

I know a lot of parents give their kids vitamins as sort of an insurance policy, but a green smoothie each morning is a great alternative. Your body is able to more easily use vitamins and minerals from food in comparison to a synthetic form like a vitamin pill.

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This Leprechaun Juice healthy St Patricks Day recipe is a fave with kids. Shhhh! Don't tell them it's good for them!

I hope you will give this healthy St Patrick Day recipe a try this year. Who knows – you may be the next green smoothie convert! If you and your kids try this Leprechaun Juice recipe, be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you like it. So tell me… Are you making any special foods for your family this St. Patrick’s Day?

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