Shamrock Smoothies the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.
Makes 2 servings (about 8 ounces each)
|2||candy spearmint leaves|
|2||thin round chocolate mints or chocolate sandwich cookies|
|1||ripe banana, peeled and cut into chunks|
|1||cup ice cubes|
|3/4||cup apple juice|
|1/4||cup plain yogurt|
|1/4||teaspoon orange extract|
|2||or 3 drops green food coloring|
- Place small sheet of waxed paper on work surface; sprinkle with sugar. Place spearmint leaves on waxed paper; top with second sheet of waxed paper. Roll out leaves to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out 2 (1-1/4X1-inch) shamrock shapes using small knife or scissors. Press 1 shamrock onto each mint; set aside.
- Place banana, ice cubes, apple juice, yogurt, extracts and food coloring in blender or food processor; blend until smooth and frothy. Pour into glasses. Garnish with mints.
For the adults, add 1/4 cup rum to the banana mixture before blending, if desired.
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