Monday, March 14, 2011

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS LINKY PARTY #20 (Go GREEN!!!) and St. Patrick's Day Frog Smoothie (GLUTEN-FREE)

The Theme is: GO GREEN for St. Patrick's Day Celebration
St. Patrick's is not a big holiday celebration around our house, but we do always make sure we wear our GREEN as we head out the door in the morning. This year will be no different, but this year we will be making sure we celebrate with lots of GREEN food. And since St. Patrick's Day is just a few days away, I can't wait to see what GREEN food you all bring to the blog hop party! I would love to see some GREEN cookies or some GREEN cupcakes. I will have to make them as soon as you share the recipe with all of us!

I came across this Frog Nog on Sister's Cafe Blog, where I spent the entire day on Friday printing out recipe after recipe of some amazing things I want to try. But since GREEN food day was coming first, I thought this recipe was perfect (plus I had some left-over spinach in the refrigerator)! This smoothie is so sweet and as long as you can get past the GREEN color, it is actually one of the best smoothies I have ever made.

St. Patrick's Frog Smoothie (GLUTEN-FREE)
adapted from original recipe found on Sister's Cafe Blog

2-4 cups spinach or other greens (I use mixed spinach and arugula)
1 banana
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 tbsp Honey
1 Vanilla Yogurt

Fill food processer (works MUCH better then a blender) with greens and a few tbsp of water. Pulse to blend until the greens turn to liquid greens. Add in banana, pineapple, honey and yogurt and continue to blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and serve!

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I LOVE Linky Parties and it's MONDAY already! Let's do this bloggers... it's a fresh start to a NEW week! I can't wait to mix and mingle with all of you and see what has been cooking in your kitchens! Today, this recipe is linked to the following linky parties: Homemaker Monday, I Made It MondayJust Something I Whipped Up, Made by You MondaysMaking the World Cuter, Market Yourself Monday, Melt in Your Mouth MondayMotivate Me MondayMouthwatering MondayJust Another Meatless Monday, Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays, It's a Blog Party Delicious Dishes, and My Meatless Mondays

Now onto the LINKY PARTY! Please only link recipes with our theme!
This week's theme is: GO GREEN for St. Patrick's Day Celebration
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  1. I wasn't sure about this green drink, but I bet it's good! I'm having a Trader Joe's green protei drink right now and I;m impressed with how yummy it is!

  2. Happy Monday Tina! I am sharing my recipe for Green Bean Salad With Artichoke Hearts And Olives. It's a great salad for a holiday meal or to take to a potluck.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. I haven't thought about adding pineapple to my spinach smoothies! Good idea! Thanks for the invite, I added my green pizza :)

  4. Hi Tina,
    Everything looks so good. Thank you for hosting today and you have a great week!

  5. Hi Tina,
    I added my Corned Beef and Cabbage. I hope it's okay that it's not something green.

    Thanks for adding your smoothie to Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

  6. Love all the St. Pat's recipes. Thanks for sending me this way Tina!

  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog - Concetta's Cafe - today and inviting me to link up! I love this blog hop as well as your site! I am looking forward to exploring all the yummy posts!
    Have a wondeful day!

  8. Hi Tina,
    Thanks for the invite on my blog. I just linked up my Thin Mint Brownies but there are lots of delicious-looking things here today. After all that sugar, I'm up for something savory...... ;)

  9. I'm loving all the St. Patrick's ideas! Thanks for hostessing.

  10. Thank you for the invitation! There are some great looking recipes, yum!!

  11. Hi
    Thanks for inviting me..Great Green recipes!I signed up to be your newest follower I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well.
    I am also just starting at Facebook & would really appreciate your creative support by becoming a "Fan" & "Like" it. Thanks so much!!
    Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  12. thanks for hosting! linked 2 st patty's treats. YUM ideas on here!! (: now following & added you to our weekly party list.

    have a great wknd! (: kelli & kristi

  13. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and inviting me to link up! I don't think I've ever seen so much green food :)

  14. I love your smoothie idea! And thanks for hosting the St. Patrick's Day linky party! How great to have so many St. Patrick's Day ideas in one place! I featured your post both at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and at the Living Montessori Now Community at’s-day.html

  15. You/we have LOTS of green to choose from here! Looks great - thanks for the invitation. I love that you give us a preview of 'coming attractions'...thanks for hosting!

  16. Thank you for hosting. I linked my Irish Cream Cupcakes.

  17. great idea! i'll have to remember this next year before st. patty's day! i linked up my brocolli stir-fry, thanks for the invite. cheers!

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