Go Green for St. Patrick's Day

Everyone knows that beer and St. Patrick's day go hand-in-hand.  But you gotta eat too, right? Whether your imbibing or not, Go Green from breakfast through dinner this St. Patty's day with these easy recipes:


Breakfast - Healthy Shamrock Shake

Combine 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks, a handful of spinach or kale, 1-2 scoops vanilla protein powder or 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.  Drink immediately.   
Makes 1, 16 oz. serving

Lunch - Green Machine Salad

Combine salad greens of choice with any assortment of green veggies such as raw broccoli florets, snap peas, cucumbers, celery, shredded cabbage, steamed thin French green beans (haricots vert), steamed asparagus and a protein such as hard boiled egg or diced turkey or ham. Toss with this fabulous Green Goddess Dressing:
Green Goddess Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup creme fraiche or light sour cream
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
1 tablespoon anchovy paste
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
Combine the mayonnaise, creme fraiche, green onion, chives, parsley, anchovy paste, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the container of a food processor or blender.
Blend until you have a thick, rich, creamy delicious dressing.

Dinner - Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Dish combining mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage and scallions. It's often served with ham or bacon.  But it's also a great accompaniment to a nice Guinness Stew or bangers (sausages).  To prepare, simply stir, cooked shredded kale or cabbage (about 3 cups raw to 2 lbs potatoes) into your mashed potatoes and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Tip: This dish is typically served loaded with butter.  But you know, everything in moderation and all that...

Serve fruit salad or kebabs layered in the colors of the rainbow for dessert - strawberries, oranges pineapple (ROY), green grapes or Kiwi (G) and blueberries, blackberries and purple grapes (BIV)