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…
Then add your rainbow colours…
red, orange and yellow peppers
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!
Jo-Anne Richardson has almost a decade of experience managing a chiropractic office and educating patients on how chiropractic can allow your body to express optimal health. She is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and holds a Degree in Communications. She loves to experiment with raw vegan recipes, loves to salsa dance, travel and learn new holistic health information to share tips with everyone who visits the office.