Looking for Grinch Food Ideas? Check out this shake!

Green smoothie in clear small glasses sitting on a red placemat served with red and white paper straws

Create flavorful family holiday fun with my Grinch Fake Shake that’s the real deal!  This is a great recipe to help celebrate the time honored tradition of either watching or reading the story of How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  It’s delicious and perfect to add to your list of Grinch Food Ideas to try this season.

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Looking for Grinch Food Ideas? Check out this shake!

Looking for Grinch food ideas?  If the answer was yes, then you’re going to want to check out my Grinch-ified fake shake.  If the answer is no, then it’s a bonus, because you’re still going to want to check out my Grinch-ified fake shake.  Why?  It’s refreshingly delish and really rather surprising; just like the story.

When my kids were young the holiday movie line up was a top priority and so were the snacks. 

In fact, there were a couple of years we hosted our youngest’s friends to watch the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  We would make grinch inspired food and I would give the girls Grinch inspired hair from Who-ville for the the show. Oh the memories.  I’d give anything to pop back to those magical moments in time and savor them for just a few more hours.

While hair styles and kid movie nights are long gone, My Grinch-ified fake shake is still a regular holiday serve in my household.  Don’t get me wrong, we love our treats, but at the same time we have attempted to have some food balance during the holidays.  Grinch-ified Fake Shakes is one fun alternative. 

Before you read the recipe I do have a confession to make.  There’s a surprise ingredient; spinach.  When my kids were young it was considered the stinky part of the Grinch (lol).  But just like the movie, there’s a sweet ending.  You won’t taste it!

Grinch Fake Shake

Green smoothie in clear small glasses sitting on a red placemat served with red and white paper straws
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach (natural color)
  • 2 cups fat-free frozen yogurt 
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat or fat-free milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 - 4 fresh mint leaves, small


Add the baby leaf spinach, the frozen yogurt, the milk, honey, vanilla extract and mint leaves into the blender and blend thoroughly before serving.

Mint Alternative: If you don't the earthy taste of fresh mint, simply omit it and replace it with one drop of mint or peppermint extract.

Grinch Food Ideas (Tips and Tricks and Links):

Dairy Allergy Concerns?  Consider swapping the frozen yogurt and milk with dairy free products depending on your dietary needs.  There are many delicious options to consider!  

The Mint:  When my daughter was young she did not like the mint leaves; yes, she could tell the difference.  So while I used them, I made hers with extract flavoring.  Mint is a delicious flavoring but if you add to much it can ruin the entire recipe.  I actually keep a clean eye dropper in my kitchen for extract use only.  It’s a fun, but helpful way to involve the kids without the ‘over pour’! You’re welcome (wink).

Spinach Fears:  Simply use fresh baby leaf spinach in the mix.  You truly won’t taste this ingredient addition.  If you’re afraid the kids won’t drink this fake shake know there’s spinach in the mix then simply make it and serve it.  Once they like it, surprise them with the ingredient list.  If your kids are like mine, they will start making it on their own.

More Grinch Food Ideas:  WAIT!  looking for more Grinch food ideas that are healthy?  My whimsical honey dew fruit kabobs are a fantastic addition to any holiday table and are pure food fun.  You can serve them alone or with a little snow capped dip that’s simple and quick to make.  Simply follow the link below the picture to discover more whimsical food fun.

Holiday Treats with Fruit

Healthy Holiday Fruit Trees and Snow Capped Dip Link

16 Comments on “Looking for Grinch Food Ideas? Check out this shake!”

  1. This is one of my favorite healthy drinks. I like your fun spin on this for the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Pinned/shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.

    Happy Holiday!

  2. I hope you had a blessed Christmas – this sounds delicious and fun! I do hope you have a blessed New Year – I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  3. I am behind in responding to comments here, but had added a link back to your feature page back when it was featured & this is a long over due huge THANK YOU! Hope your start to 2015 was awesome…

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  5. Love the Grinch Food Ideas, so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday,461 and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thanks Miz Helen – we love food fun and The Grinch makes food fun easy! Hope you had great holidays. xo

  6. What a fabulous way to get kids to eat (okay, drink!) their greens, Jodie! I really like this Grinch smoothie, and your attitude toward balanced eating over the holidays. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

    1. Thanks April, this shake is soooo YUMMY. We try to balance as much as possible :)….I hope you had wonderful holidays. Happy New Year.

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