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5 Delicious Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Looking for a quick, delicious way to start your day? Check out these homemade smoothie recipes. Each smoothie is packed with flavour and can be whipped up in a matter of minutes for the ultimate convenient snack. Some are even healthy enough to have for breakfast! All you’ll need is a blender and a glass or bottle.

Take a look at our top homemade smoothie recipes:

1. 2-Minute Breakfast Smoothie

Let’s start with a super-quick option – the 2-minute breakfast smoothie. If you’re always on the last minute, this smoothie is an easy option for a speedy breakfast. Using simple store-cupboard ingredients, this recipe is healthy and wholesome. It’s a great way to use up leftover fruit and milk from last week’s shop – so you’re doing your bit to reduce your household food waste, too.

2. Green Superfood Smoothie

For a serious health-kick, try this nutritious smoothie. It’s packed full of fruit and veg, giving it a bright green shade that screams superfoods. With a 3:1 fruit to spinach ratio, this smoothie is a great way to introduce veggies into your smoothies, as the sweet fruit tempers the bitterness of the spinach. To chill your smoothie, use frozen bananas, mango, or spinach – or add a couple of ice cubes to your glass.

3. Mango Lassi

If you’ve never had mango lassi before, you’re seriously missing out. A popular drink in many South Asian countries, this yoghurt-based smoothie pairs perfectly with a spicy curry – as a drink or a dessert. You’ll only need 4 ingredients (plus an optional dash of cinnamon for a spiced accent) – mango, yoghurt, milk and sugar. It’s not the healthiest smoothie in this list, but it’s certainly one of the most delicious.

4. Matcha Green Tea Smoothie

For a twist on your typical fruity smoothies, this matcha green tea flavoured drink is a great one to try. The caffeinated matcha green tea powder will give your morning a kick, while the fruit and veg base adds heaps of nutrition. Calling for coconut milk in place of dairy milk or yoghurt, this recipe is also vegan-friendly. Freeze your bananas before blending for a chilled treat!

5. Marbled Freezer Smoothie

This recipe calls for a variety of fresh and frozen fruits, but it’s well worth the effort. Blend up your green smoothie first, then pour it into a glass so it’s half full. Rinse out the blender and whip up the pink smoothie – fill up the glass and voila! A delicious, nutritious, two-tone smoothie. Stir it up gently for more of a marble effect.

If you want to take your smoothies to work (or send them off to school with the kids), you can bottle them up in one of our fab juice bottles. With glass and plastic varieties available, each bottle is ergonomically designed for storing cool fresh drinks – so they’re perfect for your homemade smoothies.

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9 Fun St Patrick’s Day Activities For Kids

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St Patrick’s Day is one of the world’s most-celebrated national festivals – so it’s the ideal opportunity for an Ireland-inspired family fun day! Whether you’re looking for a crafty way to spend the day, delicious recipes inspired by St Paddy’s Day, or simple games to get them excited about Irish history and heritage, you can involve the little ones in the festivities with these fun St Patrick’s Day activities for kids!

Find The Pot Of Gold

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids Pot Of Gold

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Challenge your kids to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Just fill a glass jar (the bigger the better!) with chocolate coins and set up a scavenger hunt. Come up with your own Ireland-themed clues, or use these easy printable hints to save time. Tie a green ribbon around the neck of the jar for an extra flourish!

Shamrock Painted Jar

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids Shamrock Jar

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Take your pots of gold to the next level with this tutorial for creating shamrock windows in glass jars. With paint, a shamrock template and a ribbon, it’s easy to make this effective jar that gives the kids a glimpse of the gold hidden inside. Find out more about the symbolism of the shamrock here.

Printable St Paddy’s Day Activities For Kids

These printables are a simple way to enthuse your kids about St Patrick’s Day. With options for a range of ages, you’ll find lots of themed activities to keep the kids occupied. Choose from colouring pages, puzzles, bookmarks and more.

Lucky Breakfast

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids Breakfast Ideas

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Move over soda bread – start the day with a helping of Lucky Charms! This cereal is available in many supermarkets and specialist shops. Serve it up with a bottle of green-tinted milk for an extra St Patrick’s Day touch! Cute glass bottles are available to buy online here.

Rainbow Fruit Salad

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Rainbow Fruit Salad

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If you’re looking for a healthier snack, this rainbow fruit salad is ideal. Full of tropical fruits, it’s not your typical Irish fare – but layering up in this cute rainbow pattern is a great way to get the kids eating their reds, yellows and oranges as well as their greens. You can even package them up for school lunches in these food pots.

St Patrick’s Day Slime

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids Slime

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Science meets St Paddy’s Day with these super fun slime recipes! Choose from glittery green, lucky gold and even rainbow slime with these tutorials. Don’t forget to keep your slime fresh by storing it in a glass jar after use.

Healthy St Patrick’s Day Smoothies For Kids

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Tropical Green Smoothie

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Here’s another healthy recipe, this time with a green theme. Whip up this delicious smoothie – featuring coconut milk, bananas, pineapple and spinach – and give the kids a tasty, healthy treat! Get the kids involved in the making process by having them peel the bananas and putting all the ingredients in the blender. Serve in these cute mason jars.

Make Your Own Irish Country Scene

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Irish Countryside Scene In A Jar

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Capture the beauty of the Irish countryside by creating your own miniature Ireland – in a jar! The finished product is an adorable decorative jar you can keep up well beyond St Patrick’s Day. Source your materials from outside, or you can buy online. Get crystal clear glass jars with no minimum order here.

Irish Flag Mason Jars

St Patrick's Day Activities For Kids - Irish Tricolour Mason Jar Craft

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Transform a simple mason jar into the famous tricolour flag with some paints and primer. The finished jar can be used to store flowers, pens, pencils and other items. Affordable mason jars are available here.

We hope these St Patrick’s Day activities for kids brighten the festivities for your little ones! You can get all these jars and bottles now with no minimum order in our online store.

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Simple Thoughtful Mother’s Day Crafts For Kids

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids

Make Mother’s Day extra special by helping your kids craft their very own handmade gifts. These DIY craft gifts are the perfect way to make the day personal to you and your family, whether you’re making presents for mums, grandmas, stepmums or any other special people in your little ones’ lives. From lip balms to vases to keyrings, take a look at our ideas for easy, fun and thoughtful Mother’s Day crafts for kids – and get creative!

Colourful Tinted Mason Jar Vases

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids - Tinted Mason Jar

These bright, funky mason jars are a little bit messy, but that’s all part of the fun – right? Once they’re finished, these fabulous jars double up as vases for freshly-picked posies, votive candle holders, or even – for super efficient mums – a cute desk tidy.

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Raspberry & Lemon Sugar Scrub

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids

This one’s not just easy – it’s super quick, too, so it’s perfect for those life partners who are always on the last minute to arrange. All you need is coconut oil, sugar, and your choice of flavourings for your favourite scent. Store your sugar scrub in our stylish clip-top jars for a luxury look!

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Flower & Herb Spray Perfume

Mother's Day Crafts For Kids - Floral Herb Perfume

An easy-to-make scented spray that smells as good as it looks. Kids will love foraging for fragrant foliage they can use to create this flower & herb perfume. From lavender and lilac to rosemary and sage, your little ones can give their mum their own unique scent this Mother’s Day.

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Scented Lip Balm

DIY Lip Balm For Mother's Day Gifts

This craft idea is super practical, so it’s something mums can use everyday. Take some petroleum jelly and give it a fragrant twist with this simple recipe. Get your kids to create their own decorative designs to apply to the stylish aluminium tins.

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Picture Frame Vase

Picture Frame Vase For Mother's Day

This adorable craft is perfect for sentimental parents. You’ll need to help with the set up, such as cutting out the contact paper and adhering the photo, but your little ones can paint the jar however they like. Place a cup filled with water inside the jar for your flowers, so you don’t get any water on the photograph.

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Starter Herb Garden

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids

For mums who love to cook, garden, or both, this starter herb garden is sure to be a winner. You can buy potted herbs in many supermarkets, or grow your own from seeds. Kids are sure to love the latter, but it takes a little longer. Either way, they’ll have lots of fun painting their flowerpots!

Flower wreath

Mother's Day Craft Ideas For Kids - Flower Wreath

This glorious flower wreath is so sunny, it’s guaranteed to put a smile on Mum’s face! You’ll need to supervise with the cutting and sticking, but otherwise you can really let your kids get creative with this one. Use whatever paper and paints you have to hand – the brighter the better!

Fox Pom Pom Keyring

Fox Pom Pom Keyring

This adorable foxy fella is the perfect addition to any keychain. This is definitely a craft more suited to older kids, as making pom poms can be a little fiddly, but we’re sure you’ll agree the effort pays off! You can either purchase a pom pom maker, or use the traditional cardboard method to create these cute fox keychain charms.

DIY Bottle Cap Photo Magnets

Bottle Cap Photo Magnets

Make fun fridge magnets out of simple bottle caps! You can use bottle caps you have at home, or buy unused ones from our online store. Make as many as you like with our no minimum order policy! It’s a great option if you have a whole troupe of kids looking for a cute crafty gift idea.

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All our bottles, jars and caps are available with no minimum order – so if you just need a few containers to get your crafts started, we’re here for you. Find the perfect bottle or jar for these Mother’s Day crafts for kids in our online store.