5 green and healthy recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Green, green, green! Saint Patty season is here, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with the color green. Besides, it’s the only way to avoid getting pinched on March 17th.
Many people will celebrate this time by eating hot wings, pizza and drink a lot of beer. Most athletes, though, will likely stick to their diet but want to add a bit of something special to celebrate the holiday.
For those athletes, here are five green and healthy recipes to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
1. Green Pancakes – Serves 4
To make green pancakes, mix four cups of spinach with two large eggs, one tablespoon of coconut oil, one of vanilla extract, and one of honey. Then add a half cup of milk and a half cup plain yogurt. Blend the ingredients until it reaches a green color and smooth consistency.
Mix baking powder, flour, and salt into the green batter until it’s perfectly combined. If the mixture is too viscous, add more milk for a smoother texture. Finally, pour the batter into the pan and cook until they’re crispy with a light brown color mixed in with the green.
2. Guacamole – Serves 4
Guacamole is relatively simple to make, and you can make a lot of it in no time. Just mash four avocados in a bowl until it is chunky, yet smooth. Add one lime, one chopped onion, two chopped Roma tomatoes, one tablespoon of salt, and mix it all up. Now all you need are chips!
3. Baked Garlic Parmesan Green Beans – Serves 4
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Whisk two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, two teaspoons of minced garlic, one beaten egg, and half a teaspoon of garlic salt in a large bowl and add 12 ounces of green beans. Then add a third of a cup of parmesan cheese on top of the green beans. Place the ingredients on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
4. Green Smoothie – Serves 1
A green smoothie is a perfect way to kickstart anybody’s day. Add one cup of spinach and one cup of water in a blender. Blend until it looks like green water with no chunks. Add one frozen banana, half a cup of mango, and half a cup of pineapple to the blender. Blend for one more minute and enjoy!
5. Avocado Deviled Eggs – Serves 2
Cut six hard-boiled eggs in halves length-wise and move the yolk into another bowl. Add half an avocado to the bowl with the yolks and mash until smooth.
Stir in two tablespoons of minced, red onion and two of minced cilantro along with a pinch of salt, a quarter tablespoon of garlic salt, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Add two tablespoons of lime juice and stir until combined.
Serve the mixture into the halves and refrigerate for two hours before eating for maximized deliciousness.
St. Patrick’s Day Food For Everyone!
Now that you know a few green and healthy ideas for party favors or to continue a wholesome lifestyle go to your local supermarket to get all the ingredients for these St. Patrick’s Day recipes!