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Green Smoothies & Drinks

By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer
If the idea of green beer creeps you out or is otherwise inappropriate, that doesn't mean you can't celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a different sort of green beverage. From healthy smoothies and frozen treats to sophisticated cocktails, you'll find an idea for every age and taste.

Kiwi Lime Energy Smoothie

With fresh fruit, yogurt and protein powder, this smoothie makes a perfect St. Paddy's Day breakfast or post-workout snack.

Cucumber Mint Cooler

This frothy, cold drink is a delicious low-calorie alternative to an evening cocktail for those with a sophisticated palate.

Cucumber Spearmint Water

If you have trouble drinking your 8 glasses of water a day, add a ton of flavor with zero calories using this simple recipe, which makes a perfect St. Patrick's Day beverage for the whole family.

Green Goddess Cocktail

This grown-up cocktail gets its festive green hue from melon liqueur.

Bullfrog Cocktail

If you want to make this green drink for all ages, you can mix up a bunch of the lime-flavored punch and let the adults add their own vodka to taste.


Lime, mint and rum combine to make this refreshing light green cocktail.

Cucumber Avocado Shake

Another perfect St. Patrick's Day breakfast drink, this smoothie pairs the sweetness of banana with the creaminess of avocado and the lightness of cucumber.

Skinny Shamrock Shake

Enjoy this seasonal favorite with less fat and fewer calories than the original.