Blendable Beverages! It's beary hard to find a kid or cub who doesn't love a frosty, fabulous, and fun treat Smoothies are a super way to satisfy them, and they can be super healthy too, depending on the ingredients you use. We put our heads together in the Ape 2 Zebra kitchen, and decided that St. Patrick's Day was the perfect time to try out a green smoothie on the Ape 2 Zebra kids.

Success!

It might be hard to get your cubs to taste a green drink at any other time, but on St. Patrick's Day green food is the norm, and a green drink just adds to the fun.  You can let them think you used food colouring, and we promise not to tell.  Try out these Super(food) St. Patrick's Day Smoothies on your small fry, and see if they slurp up their spinach as quickly as ours did.

Super(food) St. Patrick's Day Smoothies

Yeild: Two filling and fantastic serving

Here's What You Need
1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped frozen spinach, prepared according to package directions and cooled
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped mango (we used frozen, but fresh would be great too)
1/2 banana, frozen and chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) vanilla soymilk, or milk of your choice
1/4 cup (60 mL) orange juice or water (optional, see note below)

Here's What you Need to Do
1. Place all ingredients in a blender, or use a hand blender to puree the smoothie until it is well blended, with all ingredients combined.  Pour into glasses, and enjoy!

Note: Feel free to adjust the amount of milk and other liquids you use.  How much you include really depends on how thick you like your smoothies to be, and whether you use fresh or frozen fruit (frozen fruit usually makes for a thicker smoothie).  This recipe results in a thick, frosty smoothie, but if you would prefer your smoothie to be thinner, add the optional orange juice or water, or add more milk.  Start with a little bit, and increase the amount of liquid as necessary to reach your desired consistency.

Have a super(food) St. Patrick's Day,

Beary Truly Yours,

Theodore Bear on behalf of the Ape 2 Zebra Kitchen