Are you excited for Saint Patrick’s Day?
Here are some ideas for you to get in the green spirit. We’ve suggested a few local shops that offer amazing green treats as well as recipe inspirations that get us excited for the Irish celebration.
Naked Cafe on Lawrence Avenue downtown has lots of delicious vegan treats to offer perfect to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Try their matcha lattes or try their salads and bowls. Lots of greens we promise.
Add some spinach to your favourite pancake mix or make it all from scratch. The best way to add the spinach is by adding all ingredients in a blender or blend your choice of milk with the spinach before adding with the rest of the ingredients in a bowel.
This “Greena Colada Smoothie” by Corinne is super easy.
Here’s her recipe:
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1 ripe nana
- 1-2 handful baby spinach
- 1/2 can coconut milk
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 handful ice cubes
MATCHA NICE CREAM
Make your own matcha ice cream at home. Freeze some ripe bananas cut into chunks overnight in a container or ziplock bag. Add matcha powder, frozen nana chunks, some vanilla and spices of your choice like cinnamon to your food processor. Keep pulsing until you reach a smooth consistency.
Add any topping like berries or granola of your choice.
GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL
Start off you St. Patrick’s day with a delicious green smoothie bowel.
Here’s what Ana from Herbs & Roots put in hers:
- Oat milk and
Get inspired and make your own!
Looking for a green side dish to serve on St. Patrick’s Day?! Simply bake some green asparagus with your favourite cheese on top. Add your favourite spices and voila. Easy, simple and healthy!
Have a green tea latte on St. Patrick’s Day morning…or every morning?!
Here are just a few Matcha Green Tea Benefits:
- Increases metabolism
- High in antioxidants
- Can boost memory and concentration
- Improves Cholesterol
- Increases energy levels
Make you own at home or try one at your favourite local coffee shop.
Cook you favourite kind of noodles and add some green veggies and pesto to it.
Great veggies to add are:
- Green Beans
If you are looking for a simple in-between snack look no further than making an avocado toast. Cut a ripe avocado in slices and put it on your favourite style of bread. Season with salt and other spices. You can also mash the the avocado on your toast, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top and finish it off with some black pepper. Easy and delicious!
The perfect dip for nachos, chips, crackers or bread. Easy to make and perfect for any occasion. Get inspired by Jamie Oliver’s simple guacamole, a 10minute recipe.
Here are his ingredients:
- ½ a small red onion
- 1-2 fresh red chillies
- 3 ripe avocados
- 1 bunch of fresh coriander
- 6 ripe cherry tomatoes
- 2 limes
- extra virgin olive oil
Find the whole recipe on his blog.
What is your favourite green recipe? Let us know. 🙂