Pattie’s smoothie

Happy St Patrick’s Day! 🍀🍀

I made this green smoothie this morning to celebrate my Irish roots.

I didn’t measure the ingredients as I didn’t intend to post a recipe on my blog today. I’m very much an unmeasured or intuitive cook who likes to create with whatever ingredients I have in my kitchen or deep freezer. But I cannot let the day go by without giving something special. I have written below the approximate measurements for this green beverage.

It is 100% refreshing and healthy!


Pattie’s smoothie

  • ¼ cup raw almonds with skins, softened
  • 1 – 2 frozen banana, chopped (add more for extra creaminess )
  • 2 cups (tightly packed) baby spinach
  • 1 – 1½ cup(s) fresh pineapple, chopped
  • 1 small piece of ginger root with skin, chopped in small bits
  • Water (just enough to cover the ingredients, about 2 cups)
  • 4 – 5 ice cubes
  • Option: Infuse with fresh mint leaves and/or add extra ice cubes to your portion for freshness.

Put your almonds in a small bowl of water with a lid on and heat up in microwave on high heat for 3 minutes. Remove, strain the hot water and rinse out the almonds with cold tap water to cool them. Add the softened almonds to your blender bowl along with all the other ingredients above except the mint leaves. Whiz gradually increasing to high until creamy. Serve. Can infuse with mint leaves and/or add ice cubes to your portion. Store leftover smoothie in sealed glass bottle for one day in fridge.

Julie Zimmer

Julie has extensive experience in nursing practice and education in a wide range of fields from intensive/coronary care, to medical-surgical to community and public health. Julie has Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Nursing, and a Master’s Degree in Community Health Nursing Education. She has taught in faculties of nursing and in various communities in Toronto, Canada and in Geneva, Switzerland, and is a consultant to the International Council of Nurses (ICN). Julie also has years of experience teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in addition to coordinating an English department in a Swiss private school.

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