Shake Up St. Patty’s Day

Whether you are hosting a celebration, or spending a night out with friends, St. Patty’s Day is full of green, festive spirit. Combine healthier habits to your celebration with these three yummy, green smoothie recipes.

Celebrate St. Patty’s day (or nurse your St. Patty’s Day hangover) and celebrate your health!


Start your lucky day with this nutrient packed smoothie. If you are looking for a starter smoothie, look no further. Mild tasting spinach combined with tropical fruit flavors is a win (even the kiddos will love).


2 Cups of Spinach

2 Cups water

1 Cup Mango

I cup Pineapple

2 Bananas (frozen will help chill smoothie)


  1. Premeasure the 2 cups of leafy green spinach (tightly packed) then toss in blender.
  2. Blend together with 2 cups of water until all chunks of the leaves are gone.
  3. Add fruits (mango, pineapple, and bananas) and continue to blend until smooth.
  4. Pour into your cup and enjoy!

FUN FACT: The first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in America was held in 1737 in Boston, MA.


Refresh with a light and fruity smoothie that tickles the sweet tooth.


½ honeydew melon, cut into chunks (about 4 cups)

½ cup light coconut milk

1 -2 leaves fresh min (set aside more for garnish)

½ – 1tsp. fresh lime juice (to taste)

1 cup of ice

Drizzle of honey or coconut nectar, to taste


  1. Cut up the melon, remove seeds and outer rind. Slice into chunks.
  2. Add melon chunks, coconut milk, lime, and ice. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste test, ad add sweetness with honey or your choice of sweetener.
  4. Garnish with mint or fresh melon slice and serve!

FUN FACT: Your odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1 in 10,000.



1 ½ oz curly kale – stemmed

1 apple – chopped

1 cup ice

1 banana – peeled

6 sprigs of mint – stemmed

1 cup water


  1. Remove kale stems.
  2. Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish with mint leaf and serve!

FUN FACT: Shamrocks are the national flower of Ireland. Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: Hope, Faith, Love, and when there is a fourth leaf, Luck.

Pick a smoothie to try and share with your friends. Snap a photo and share on Instagram or Facebook.  Use hashtag #americandreamcakes so we can find your photos and reshare them on our accounts.

After all the yummy green smoothies, it is time to treat yourself with a yummy “Kiss me I’m Irish Cream” gourmet cupcake for your friends or office today.

Pumpkin isn’t Just for Pie

Pumpkin is a favorite flavor for the fall season and you can see it popping up in lattes, smoothies and pies.  Here are some of our favorite “not just pie” pumpkin recipes.

Start a new fall comfort food tradition in your home with either of these two savory pumpkin recipes.  They’re sure to wow the crowd.

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Flavors of the Summer

The days are longer, and the weather is warmer; it’s time to fire up the grill. Family and friends gathered together, kids splashing in the water, and laughter in the air signal summer is here. Here are some of the best summer fruit flavors make meals memorable.


One cheerful berry loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, raspberries are adaptable.

Uh Oh… Raspberries mushed by the time you get home? No worries! Strain, sweeten, and puree for a delicious topping on a light angel food cake or scoop of ice cream.


What is summer without the perfection of peach? Yummy in so many ways. Eat fresh on the way home from the farmer’s market or cook into homemade cobbler or pie. Are you looking for an easier prep time than a cobbler, but fancier than merely slicing? Throw peaches on the grill for a delish dessert addition to any summer BBQ.


Did you know that blueberries are the only native summer fruit to America? Neat, right? They also are at their ripest in July and August. Toss a batch into the freezer for the perfect bite-size pop of frozen flavor, or pair with strawberries and whip cream for red, white, and blue patriotic prize dessert.  A tip when picking fresh blueberries: look for an indigo blue color with silvery frost.


Can any sunny day adventures be complete without this summer social fruit? Bright and juicy, watermelons are versatile and built for a crowd. You can carve out a decorative, natural bowl for the food table, create a hydrating slushie, or dress it up in a salad paired with red onions and feta cheese to name a few. The best part of watermelon? You can just cut it into cubes and serve it chilled. A simple and sweet compliment to any grilled meal!


Take a tropical vacation with the tang of citrus key lime flavor. Key limes are smaller but bring a zestier twist.  Pies are not the only way to use key limes. They can be used in salad dressings, drinks, guacamole or as a garnish to name a few.


Dressed up in chocolate or layered on top of whip cream, strawberries are everywhere you want to be this summer.  Want to upgrade your water? Throw some basil and strawberries together for a spa-worthy water beverage that is healthy and hydrating.


Summer is the best for in-season fruits, and with so many to choose from you don’t have to pick just one! Combine them!  Bring together blackberries, blueberries, and raspberry for depth of berry flavor in any pie pastry. Grab some kabob sticks and layer fruits for a healthy summer snack. Experiment with your favorite flavors to make a share-worthy signature dish.

Summer is full of fun and so much to do!  Don’t have the time to get a fruity dessert together? Call us at 910-346-2437, and we’ll help make your summer delicious and fresh.

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