Mar 16
Shamrock Smoothie, aka "Liquid Luck"

This month, our girl Lucy has been prepping for St. Patrick’s Day (she’s of Irish descent, of course)!  She happened to meet up with a leprechaun and charmed him with her fun, quirky personality.  He regaled her with stories of his escapades, including a tale about a time he drank “Liquid Luck.” Lucy was kind enough to get the recipe for us.  My friends at Tiki Machine captured the moment:

Lucy Eats Liquid Luck March 2012

This Shamrock Smoothie recipe (aka, “Liquid Luck”) is the perfect green smoothie recipe for kids and adults alike.  I find with my kiddos that anything served on a stick or in smoothie or milkshake form tends to be well-received.  This smoothie is no exception.  Every time I make it, they inhale theirs and then help me drink mine.  Most mornings I end up making a second batch!  Vibrant green spinach leaves give the smoothie its beautiful emerald color, but it’s the flavor of the bananas, peaches, and apple that comes through.

Put the fruit and spinach into the blender

If you have a Vitamix or Blendtec blender (lucky you!), your smoothies will be extra creamy, but any blender will do!  I’m currently using a Ninja Master Prep that I’ve had for forever, but I’ve also tried the smoothie out on my regular Oster blender as well.

Puree until smooth

So make your own luck and pack in several servings of fruits and vegetables in the process by whipping up a Shamrock Smoothie.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Shamrock Smoothie

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Shamrock Smoothie, aka “Liquid Luck”

Makes 3 servings

2 bananas, peeled
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1 medium apple, cored and cut into wedges
2 handfuls spinach leaves
1/3 cup filtered water, plus more as needed

1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth and creamy.  Add additional water to adjust the thickness of the smoothie as needed.

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Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves March 16, 2012 at 11:20 am

Glad I came across this! Definitely gonna have to try it this week :)


Barbara @ Barbara Bakes March 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

A fun way to start out the day on St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll have to pick up some frozen peaches.


Urban Wife March 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I love green monsters! I like using almond milk sometimes for a creamier smoothie. The addition of peaches sounds lovely.


Ima May 2, 2012 at 7:59 am

I know it isn’t St. Patrick’s anymore, but I just had to try this. I’m always making smoothies, and its nice to have a change once in a while from the regular berries and banana. I made it twice in one day, on monday. I didn’t have any peaches in the morning, so I used some orange and extra apple, it still tasted good. Luckily my mom went shopping to get some frozen peaches in the afternoon at Costco, and I was sick so I had some for dinner instead because I couldn’t eat normal food. The peaches made it nice and creamy. My family thought the addition of green leafy vegetables gave it an odd consistency and color, but my sister wanted more and my baby sister liked it. Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe! :)


Elizabeth October 3, 2022 at 5:13 am

If i had to add ice in it , which blender will do the job better at crushing ice into fine texture? is it Vitamix or Blendtec blender ? need some advice in this matter.


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