Healthy eating needn’t be hard work or tasteless. We have compiled a list of easy and delicious green smoothies and snacks to help you celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Have a look at the recipes below and raise a pint (of smoothie) and drink to good health and fortune!
Deliciously Ella's pear and vanilla smoothie
2/3 of a mug of almond milk (200ml)
A big handful of spinach
A handful of oats
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla powder
Slice the pear into pieces, discarding the core. Then place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy – you may need to put it onto its highest speed to fully blend the oats.
Detoxifying green smoothie
50g of pineapple (chopped and peeled)
1 peeled kiwi
300ml of coconut water
1 handful of spinach
1/2 tsp of coconut oil
Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth.
Cheddar Cheese Broccoli Tots
Makes about 28 tots
12 oz broccoli
1 large egg
1/4 cup sliced green onions
2/3 cups shredded cheddar
1/2 cup panko
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Shichimi togarashi (if desired)
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute then immediately shock with cold tap water or an ice bath. Drain very, very well.
Chop finely and mix thoroughly with the egg, green onions, cheddar, and panko. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Scoop about 1.5 tablespoons of mix into your hands and shape into a tater-tot shape. It helps if you keep your hands wet while you’re shaping. Place on your prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the tots are made. Sprinkle on shichimi togarashi, if using.
Bake until golden brown and crispy, 18-20 minutes, turning the sheet half way. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot with extra shichimi togarashi, ketchup or sriracha!
Healthy Irish Coffee
1 1/2 oz collard greens (kale)
1 pear chopped
5 oz grapes
3 tbsp rolled oats
1/2 tsp green coffee
3 tbsp coconut milk
1 cup water
1 cup ice
Blend together and enjoy!
Green Apple Sorbet
4 granny smith apples
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 1⁄3 cups apple juice (315 ml)
Green food colouring
Cut, core and coarsely slice the apples then place in a saucepan along with lemon juice, sugar, and apple juice.
Boil for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until soft. Remove the green apple mixture from heat and cool. Place in a blender or food processor and puree the green apple mixture until smooth.
Strain and transfer to a small container. Stir in green food colouring, mix well and place the green apple sorbet mixture in the freezer. This can be made two days before.
When the green apple sorbet is completely frozen, remove from the freezer and place in a food processor or blender and puree again. Return to the freezer until ready to use.
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