Here 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.
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.