When I first met my husband, Jared, I knew how fun HE was, but I didn’t realize just how much fun he and all his friends were. I came in as an outsider, was completely embraced, and soon started taking part in some pretty fun parties. Saint Patrick’s day was often accompanied by a hot tub rental, loud music, green adult beverages, and so. much. fun. Ahhh…the good old days. Now I make green smoothies and go to bed early. #adulting
After we got married, we carried the tradition for a whopping one year. We rented a hot tub for ONE DAY, set it up in the garage, had a friend play music. It was fun. Our neighbours? NOT IMPRESSED. No cops were called (unlike our wedding night – we had our reception in the backyard). After that, it didn’t seem worth it. I think that was when we became real adults.
Both of our daughters LOVE green smoothies. And this one is no exception. And while around here you would think that almost every day is St. Patrick’s Day, with all those green smoothies, our sweet daughters have no idea what this holiday is about. To them, every day is green smoothie day.
What I love about this smoothie is that it is packed with greens but still sweet enough to be palatable to kids and adults alike. The lemon helps to cut down on the greens taste, and adds a nice kick of vitamin C. Like most recipes, it is also really customizable to your tastes. Want more banana? Add it! More spice? Add more ginger! This is hands down my go-to smoothie recipe. Zola LOVES it and gets really excited when I make it, so I named it after her. An ode to Zola……and the Irish.
The added avocado gives this smoothie some nice fat and protein to keep you feeling full. And obviously – this is chock full of fibre and extremely hydrating! Delicious!
If you try it, let me know in the comments below! This is such a great way to start your day – it’s a vitamin in a cup!