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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes with a Twist!

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes with a Twist!

Shamrock Smoothie
1 tablespoon sugar
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
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon orange extract
2 to 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 1/4-by 1-inch) shamrock shapes using small knife or scissors. Press 1 shamrock onto each cookie; 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 cookies.

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1 Cindy H. { 03.15.13 at 10:39 am }

The corned beef spread sounds yummy!

2 John Baker { 03.13.13 at 12:07 pm }

John try these recipes!

3 Denise Cefalu' { 03.13.13 at 8:57 am }

Wow All those recipes sounds so delicious…Thank you Beth for sharing :)

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