3 Easy Ways to Eat Green This St. Patrick’s Day
As St. Patricks day rolls around, it’s fun to think of ways to eat green. While I do my best to eat green everyday, I love a day that allows me to focus on doing so and since St. Patty’s day is the official day for eating green, I though I’d put a healthy spin on it.
For those of us who wish to forgo the corned beef, like myself (although I’m a big cabbage and potato fan) here are some great ideas for keeping your St. Patty’s Day green and healthy.
Green Monster Smoothie
Let’s talk breakfast. Smoothies are always a great way to incorporate greens into your diet. Take for instance my Green Monster Smoothie: If you’ve ever been to Fenway park you’ll appreciate this recipe. This smoothie get’s you over the fence! We are talking major nutrition here! Here’s how it’s done:
In a Vitamix, Nutribullet or Blendtec include:
- Handful of Kale (plus stems)
- Handful of green baby spinach
- 1 large fresh mango chopped or 1 pkg organic frozen mangos
- 3 dates
- 1 large heaping tablespoon Coconut Manna
- 1 tablespoon Almond butter
- Unsweetened Almond Milk as needed
- Garnish with Chia Seeds
Blend until smooth, pour in a mason jar if you have one and serve!
St. Patty’s Triple Threat Guacamole
For lunch, try my Triple Threat Guacamole since it includes avocado, cilantro and lime. It’s easy, packed with nutrients and good fat, contains cilantro which is effective in removing heavy metals and has the zing of green lime. If you’re a fan of guacamole, you’ll love serving this dish to your friends with a side of Trader Joe’s Long board Organic Corn Chips. Here’s the recipe:
- 2 Avocados
- 1diced red onion (small)
- 1 diced roma tomato seeds removed
- Juice of one lime
- Chopped cilantro
- Sea salt
Dice the avocado and put into a bowl. Add the red onion and a Roma tomato. Add in finely chopped cilantro. Mix in the juice of one lime. Gently combine the ingredients, adding sea salt only until you can get a clear taste of the lime. Serve immediately!
Here’s the perfect green and warm first course to your St. Patrick’s Day dinner. Nothing will soothe the March winds like a warm Broccoli Soup. I can’t take credit for this recipe though, but it’s so easy and so green that I had to share it. This soup is excitingly simple in flavor and effort that it’s sure to become a staple in your home. It’s made with just 2 ingredients. Who wouldn’t get excited about that? Here’s the video demonstration to delicious ultra green Broccoli Soup!
Another way way to keep St. Patrick’s Day green is by saving our trees. In the spirit of green, St. Patrick’s Day is a great day to remind yourself to recycle and perhaps download your favorite reads, such as magazines, newspapers and novels and even children’s books.
Hey, I think we may be creating a movement here. Can you think of other ways to stay green this St. Patrick’s day? Let us know!
For more ways to “live green”, check out our Living Green articles.