Pina Colada Green Smoothie Recipe

St. Patricks Day Pina Colada Green Smoothie Recipe

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I’m on a smoothie kick for breakfast. They’re also a great way to ensure your kids are getting their fruits and veggies.

Here’s a recipe from Nestle for a fun green smoothie, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

Pina Colada Green Smoothie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
A green start to St. Patrick’s Day! Sweet, creamy, tropical fruit flavored – and nutrient-packed with a secret green ingredient.

What you need

  • 1 packet of No Sugar Added Classic French Vanilla Flavor CARNATION® BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS™ Complete Nutritional Drink
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple or orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of frozen pineapple cubes
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla fat free yogurt
  • 1/4 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes

How to do it
Place Carnation Breakfast Essentials Drink, pineapple juice, pineapple, spinach, yogurt, banana, coconut and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

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Mint Oreo Cookie Balls For St. Patrick’s Day

St Patricks Day Cookie Balls 3 9 11 large Mint Oreo Cookie Balls For St. Patricks Day

 

My girls are already excited about St. Patrick’s Day next week. Although we’ll be out for spring break I’m sure I’ll find an excuse to wear something green and eat something green and it might as well be something DELISH!

Kraft Foods is sharing another occasion to make cookie balls. Wouldn’t these mint cookie balls be fun for a party?

Do you plan on making any special treats for your kids for St. Patrick’s Day?

Cool Mint OREO Cookie Balls

Prep Time: 20 min. plus refrigerating | Makes: 40 servings, 1 cookie ball each.

What You Need

6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1 pkg. (15.25 oz.) DOUBLE STUF OREO Cool Mint Creme Cookies, finely crushed

2pkg. (6 squares each) BAKER’S White Chocolate, melted

6 drops green food coloring

2 Tbsp. green colored sugar

Make It

Mix cream cheese and cookie crumbs until well blended.

Shape into 40 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Mix melted chocolate and food coloring until well blended. Dip balls in chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan. Top with sugar.

Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.

Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

How to Make Cookie Crumbs:
Crushing OREO Cookies is a cinch with a rolling pin and a resealable plastic food storage bag. Or, process the cookies in your food processor or blender.

How to Melt Chocolate:
Place unwrapped chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 110 calories, 6g total fat, 13g carbohydrate, 10g sugars

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Pampered Chef Helps Whip Breast Cancer

My mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor and I have had my own breast cancer scare (thankfully I was cancer free) so I am always happy to spread the word about breast cancer awareness.

More than 40,000 Pampered Chef Consultants are harnessing the power of pink during the month of May and spreading the message of breast cancer awareness through the Help Whip Cancer campaign. Since 2000, The Pampered Chef has raised more than $7.9 million for the American Cancer Society!

How can you help?

  • Shop for pink limited-edition kitchen tools from The Pampered Chef through the month of May; for each pink product purchased, The Pampered Chef makes a $1 donation to the American Cancer Society.
  • Host a Help Whip Cancer Fundraiser Cooking Show and get to sample this delicious Heavenly Angel Cake (you have to check out the recipe below) and receive valuable cooking tips while raising money for breast cancer awareness and early detection programs.

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Help Whip Cancer Heavenly Lemon Angel Cake

5 drops red food coloring
1 pkg (16 oz or 430 g) angel food cake mix
3 lemons
2 cups (500 mL) powdered sugar
2 cups (500 mL) thawed frozen fat-free
whipped topping
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen raspberries in
syrup, thawed

1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). For cake, add food coloring to
amount of water specified on package. Prepare cake according to
package directions. Pour batter into Rectangular Baker. Bake on
center rack 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown, cracked
and center is slightly sunken. (Do not underbake.) Remove baker
from oven; invert onto Stackable Cooling Rack. Without removing
baker, let stand until completely cool (about 1½ hours).
2 Poke holes in cake about 1½ in. (4 cm) deep and ½ in. (1 cm) apart
with large fork. Zest lemons using Zester/Scorer to measure 1 tbsp
(15 mL) zest. Juice lemons using Juicer to measure 1?3 cup (75 mL)
juice. In Small Batter Bowl, combine sugar, juice and zest; whisk
until smooth. Pour glaze over cake, spreading evenly. Let stand 30
minutes or until glaze is set.
3 Attach open star tip to Easy Accent® Decorator; fill with whipped
topping. Garnish each serving with whipped topping; top
with raspberries.

Yield: 15 servings
U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 220, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat
0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 52 g, Protein 3 g, Sodium
300 mg,Fiber 1 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2½ fruit, 1 starch (3½ carb)