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Green Smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day

Green Smoothie for St. Patrick's DayHere is how to make a healthy green smoothie with a four leaf clover garnish that makes a delicious and pretty St. Patrick’s Day drink. It’s super easy to make.

The honeydew and fresh mint makes a sweet refreshing drink that is such a pretty green color. If you have children in your life, you can invite them to help make it. They’ll have fun cutting the four leaf clovers with a cookie cutter.

While making this video, I made a mistake that required us to reshoot part of the video. As a result, I ended up making two batches which made a very large pitcher full. With only husband and me at home to drink it, we had it for 3 or 4 meals, over a period of two days. I thought my husband would get tired of it. I was surprised when on the third day, he asked me if I had any more honeydew to make another batch. He wanted more. It was that good. I hope you like it, too.

How to Make a Green Smoothie St. Patrick’s Day Drink – Video

The key is to get a good honeydew. But even if your honeydew isn’t the sweetest, you can sweeten it up by adding pineapple juice.

When you make this drink at other times of the year, you can switch the four leaf clover for mint sprigs or honeydew cut out with a different shaped cookie cutter. Try a heart or a flower.  If serving  these green smoothies at a card game, you can make garnishes that are cut in the shape of a spades, hearts, clubs  and diamonds. However you dress up this honeydew and mint green smoothy, it is great for any time of the year.

You can easily turn this green smoothie into an adult beverage by adding a little alcohol. Vodka works well with this combination of flavors. I didn’t try it but a touch of creme de menthe added to your green smoothie might be tasty, too.

Green Smoothie Recipe


1 HoneydewFresh mint leaves – about 30. Use more or less to taste
Pineapple juice – about 6 ounces.

Tools needed

Four leaf clover or shamrock shaped cookie cutter (or any other shape appropriate for your event of time of year).
Ordinary kitchen knife for chopping honeydew melon
Blender or food processor

How to Make Your Green Smoothie

1. Wash your melon.

2. Slice the end off the remove some rind. Then, cut a slice thick enough that you will be able to put your straw through. From that slice of honeydew melon, use your cookie cutter to cut a 4 leaf clover shape. Repeat on the other end and on sides to make 2-4 clover garnishes. Remember to make your garnishes first, because if you mess up, you can cut another slice and make another and use the reject slice in the smoothie. If you cut up your melon before making your garnishes, you won’t have any fruit to cut new clovers from.

Once you have made your four leaf clover garnishes, remove the rind and seeds from the remaining honeydew, chop it into 2 inch chunks and blend in the blender until it’s smooth.

Add 30 mint leaves, or more or less to taste.

Taste your green smoothie. If you like it, you are done. If you want it to be sweeter, add some pineapple juice to taste. This will depend a lot on the sweetness of your honeydew melon. Add more mint if desired.

Pour the drink into glasses. One large honeydew will serve about 4 people. Have more honeydew on hand in case you need to make more.

Put the straws through your 4 leaf clover garnishes, add a sprig of mint to your garnish if you like. Place the decorated straws into the glasses and serve. MMM mmm.

For frosty, slushy smoothie, freeze some fresh honeydew in advance of making your green smoothie. If you don’t have frozen honeydew, you can add ice but it will dilute the flavors in the green smoothie as the ice melts.

Add vodka if you like.

I hope you enjoy this green smoothie as much as my husband and I do.

Have fun making your green smoothie St. Patrick’s Day drink.

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12 Responses to Green Smoothie for St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Vembra Holnagel March 2, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Hi Nita,
    You have quite a business going and one that suits you so well. I absolutely love the St. Paddy’s Day smoothie recipe and the simple garnish idea. I am sure even I could make this happy and since I’ll be heading to a party on the 15th, I might make this. Any tricks to making this for more than a couple of people? Great job.

    • Nita March 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks Vembra. I am having fun with this business.
      I’m glad you found use for this simple idea. There are no tricks to making this for a large crowd. Just make more and refrigerate it. Have fun and Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  2. rey aloro March 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    HI… MS NITA…you have a lot of simple quite but amazing idea can share more please….im always following your blog ..thank you very your my inspiration while making my own fruit &vegetable carving and also making a green fruity honeydue melon juice ..god bless you always….

    • Nita March 3, 2013 at 10:51 am #

      I’m glad you enjoyed the idea and that you have found some inspiration on my website.

  3. [email protected] March 2, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Hi Nita,
    I am having fun teaching your lessons to some girls in my senior community. We have a Salad Bar set up every month and they help prepare the food for the Salad Bar. The girls are so excited now that they have been ordering their supplies and DVD’s from you also. I have several different kinds of carving tools, but I find yours are very much worth the price and are quite sturdy. This month, we will be having a contest at the Salad Bar, where the girls in class will be using your tools to make a Carving and they will be judged by our attenders of the Salad Bar. Thank you for giving us a chance to gather and have a different type of activity to keep us seniors busy.
    Busy Sandi

    • Nita March 3, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      I’m so happy to hear that you have created a fun social activity around carving fruits and vegetables. I’d love to see photos of your friendly contest. I received photos from another student/customer who did an event around carving and food art at an assisted living community. It’s great to see people having fun being creative. I’ll look forward to seeing your photos.

  4. marthacollman March 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Hi Nita,
    My daughter is interested in your food carving for centerpieces, etc.
    Is there a book I can buy from you or do I just order the video and tools through you?
    I thought I would buy this for her birthday. It would be best if it were in a hard copy so she could have it in her kitchen and not need to keep returning to the computer.
    Thank you,
    Martha Collman
    [email protected]

    • Nita March 3, 2013 at 10:46 am #

      You can order videos and tools through me at my online shop at //
      It’s easy. Click on the link above to get to my shop page where you will see all my tools and DVDs. If you want “hard copies” make sure you order the DVD versions rather than the online versions on my lessons. You can even have them sent directly to your daughter if you like.

      Thank you for your interest. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. Michelle March 14, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    Hi Nita~
    We just finished drinking the last of your “green smoothie”. It was soooo easy to make. It was delicious AND healthy and I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Nita March 14, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      I’m glad you liked the green smoothie. Thanks for letting me know.

  6. Carroll Ellis-White March 11, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    I dont like mint. What else can I use?

    • Nita Gill March 11, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

      You can skip the mint and use lemon zest. Or you can experiment with parsley, or maybe even basil or cilantro. Let us know how it goes.

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