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By Ruth Barnard

This green Grinch smoothie is delicious and will give you the strength of
“ten Grinches plus two!”


Prepare Grinch Glasses.

Make sure you have clear glasses so that everyone can enjoy the Grinch green colour.

A few fun stripy straws also make this smoothie look extra Seussian!

Optional:

If you want to add a bit more creative flare then do it first. You could draw and cut out Santa hats or other Grinch inspired pictures and stick them to the end of a kebab or cocktail stick ready to pop into your smoothie.
 
 

 

Ingredients

Serves two.

  • Baby spinach 2 cups *
  • Milk 2 cups.
  • Pineapple 2 cups.
  • 1 banana.
  • Squeeze of lemon or lime (to taste).
  • Honey (to taste).
  • ¼ Cup of plain or Greek yoghurt.
  • Blender ( The type of blender shouldn't matter too much with this drink, just make sure your fruit is ripe and soft enough for your machine).
  • Strawberries for decoration.
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional).

 

 
   
 

*Spinach: Baby Spinach gives your smoothie an impressive green colour and even better the flavour is very mild so you are left with the taste of sweet banana and pineapple. You could also experiment with other green fruit and vegetables such as romaine lettuce (mild flavour), kale ( more bitter) or perhaps avocado or kiwi fruit.
 


Whizz up a Grinch Smoothie.

Wash your hands and make sure your kitchen work surface is clean first. You will need an adult to assist you with using the blender and chopping the fruit.

1. Measure two cups of milk and two of spinach. Blend well until a deliciously green liquid is created.

2. Chop the pineapple and banana and add them to the blender.

 


3. Now measure approximately ¼ a cup of yoghurt, add to the green mixture and blend until smooth.
 

4. Add in the juice of a lemon or a lime for Grinchy grouchy sourness and then a few teaspoons of honey for the Grinch's hidden sweetness.

5. Blend all ingredients and make sure to taste as you go and add a little more of what you like.

 

Strawberry Hearts.

The strawberry hearts symbolise the Grinch's heart that was “two sizes too small.” Slice your strawberries lengthways, cut a small indent to make the top of the heart shape and spear the heart onto a kebab stick.

Add all of the decorations to your drink along with a stripy green straw and a few persimmon seeds for a final touch.

 
 


How the Grinch stole Christmas is a classic Christmas tale by Dr Seuss, read more about it and other popular Christmas tales here.

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