Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! Here are a few green recipes that are super healthy and very green! (and we promise, no green food colouring!)
Green Pineapple Smoothie Delight
To a high speed blender, add: 2 cups frozen pineapple, diced 2 cups kale or spinach 1 whole orange, with peel removed 1 cored and chopped Granny Smith apple 4 ice cubes water from a young coconut (or 1 cup water) Blend this up and pour into a tall mug. It will taste somewhat tropical with the pineapple, so maybe add a fancy toothpick umbrella for added fun! _________________________________________________________________________
Green Rainbow Salad
Wash a whole head of your favourite greens – romaine, leaf lettuce, spinach or kale. Tear up your lettuce and add to a large bowl. Add more greens… avocado green grapes diced cucumber green pepper brocoli Then add your rainbow colours… red, orange and yellow peppers cherry tomatoes shredded purple cabbage blueberries, and raspberries if you have them.
Green Salad Dressing
Squeeze 3 limes into a bowl add a drizzle of olive oil a few shakes of salt a dash of pepper 10 small stalks of cilantro, chopped Stir this up and pour over your salad. Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________________
Green Broccoli Soup
This is my Mom’s recipe she is sharing with us today. It’s quite delicious, so I hope you enjoy it! Steam 2 heads of broccoli Peel, chop and boil 2 medium-large potatoes (enough for 1.5 cups of potato) Chop 2 onions and sauté in frying pan until translucent/golden Add all of these to a large crock pot and add; 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup almond milk 2 tbsp chopped chives (or to taste) 1 tbsp chopped parsley (or to taste) Use your hand mixer to chop all of your ingredients into a fine, soup-like texture. Heat in your crock pot on high for 2 hours and enjoy! _________________________________________________________________________
Green Fruit Salad
Peel and chop 3 kiwis into bite sized pieces Core and chop 1 Granny Smith apple Chop 20 grapes in half Chop 1/4 honey dew melon Core and chop 1 green pear Peel and chop 1 orange Add all of these to a large bowl and mix. The orange juice will keep the apple and pear pieces from browning and make a lovely, sweet juice to top off your salad bowl. Enjoy! _________________________________________________________________________ Happy St. Patrick’s Day!