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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!


Remember What You’re Working For, Don’t Drink If You’re Training For A Fight

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, it’s important to talk about the harm excess alcohol can have while you’re training. Friends and family will want to binge-drink all night, but real boxers should understand the consequences before getting wasted.

Although some kinds of alcohol can likely benefit the body due to their anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, Professor David Cameron-Smith says broccoli and brussels sprouts have even more health benefits.

Therefore, he believes that consuming alcohol for its antioxidants is not a justification. “Some forms of alcohol are indeed full of excellent and beneficial antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that have interesting biological effects,” he stated.

“But the same can be said for broccoli, brussels sprouts and a whole host of fruits and vegetables. Drinking alcohol for antioxidants is an excuse – plain and simple. Eat better and eat your veggies and fruit.”

Professor David Cameron-Smith of the University of Auckland studied the effects of alcohol on athletes. He says that although most people are aware of the harmful impact alcohol has when consumed the night before a sporting event, that not everyone understands the effects it has on your when training.

“One of the key determinants of success is not just event-day performance, but the continuous gains and improvements that are made through the long, arduous grind of training,” he said.

Drinking alcohol can make you more likely to get injured because it alters your sleep cycle, reducing your body’s ability to store glycogen. It also increases the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in your body, disrupting the healing.

The levels of the human growth hormone decrease by as much as 70% when introduced to cortisol. Alcohol also releases a toxin from your liver that attacks your testosterone.

Any alcohol will dehydrate your body for days when binge-drinking. Dehydration leads to strains, cramps, and muscle pulls and strains, plus you’ll feel a lot less hungry, which will take away from the calories you need to train at full throttle.

In the case that you do get drunk this St. Patrick’s Day, drink tons of water the next few days because the alcohol will hurt the water balance in the cells of your muscles.

Research also shows that alcohol affects the body’s most significant tissue – the skeletal muscle – the most. Alcohol reduces the muscle protein synthesis up to a third, which should alarm any determined boxer.

When celebrating this holiday with your loved ones, remember all your hard work and determination. Remember all the hours you’ve put in at the gym to be the best boxer you can be.

Drinking for one night is not worth ruining weeks of preparation for that next time you step into the ring. There might be a moment during your training when you feel like giving up and having a drink, but just know that a six-pack could make you lose months of progress.


Conor McGregor: Irishman Loves Cleto Reyes Gloves

Conor McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988, overcoming dire circumstances during his childhood to later reach the pinnacle of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. McGregor’s success is partly due to Dee Devlin, his girlfriend since 2008 and mother of his child, Conor Jack McGregor Jr., who was born on May 5, 2017.

As a child, McGregor played soccer in the poor neighborhood of Crumlin, but eventually found an outlet for his rage in boxing. In his adolescent years, McGregor trained mixed martial arts under John Kavanagh.

He now knows Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Capoeira, and has a black-belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Conor stands at 5’9″ with a reach of 74,” giving him the edge in many fights.

Alongside his fighting ability and reckless comments, McGregor’s notoriety comes from the various tattoos covering his body. His most notable ink is a gorilla on his chest biting a heart as well as his last name and nickname next to a tiger on his stomach.

McGregor turned into the most significant personality in the UFC when he held the lightweight and featherweight titles at the same time in 2016. He eventually got stripped of both belts due to inactivity in the UFC.

Conor gained additional fame after boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017. Although he lost the bout, the Irishman earned $100 million, becoming one of the wealthiest athletes in the world with a net worth of $172 million.

A couple of days before the fight, while in Mexico, McGregor received a jumbo-sized Cleto Reyes boxing glove as a gift. He then went on a classic Conor trash-talking rant about how much he loved Mexican gloves but that Mayweather feared them.

“You see this Cleto Reyes brand? Floyd went crazy when these were brought up because in the rules and in the contract, no Mexican gloves and no gloves made of horse hairs so he must fear the Mexicans,” McGregor told a Televisa reporter.

“He’s fought a lot of Mexicans in his career,” he continued. “But that was a stipulation that we had in the contract. The gloves must be ten ounce, no Mexican, no horse hair. And then I went, and I start feeling the Mexican gloves.”

McGregor then compared Mexican boxing to the Irish style, saying, “Because I come from a game where the glove is the same. It’s four ounces. And then I start feeling the Mexican glove and how it feels. And it’s a crazy glove. The Mexicans are like the Irish. We love a good fight. So thank you so much for this. Viva la Mexico!”

Speculation over an MMA showdown between Mayweather and McGregor recently caught traction, with the Irishman as the favorite. UFC’s President Dana White, however, would rather see McGregor return to the ring with a fight against the winner of the upcoming match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Whatever happens, Conor McGregor will keep giving the media and the fans something to talk about for years to come. After all, he will never stop being Notorious.