10 Tasty Green Foods for St. Patrick's Day
Try these festive drinks, dishes, and desserts!
Whether you dress up in green or hit up your local watering hole for a pint of brilliantly colored beer, there’s nothing like ringing in St. Patrick’s Day with some festive cheer. This year, celebrate by cooking up some edible treats that are all SHAPE (and leprechaun)-approved! We rounded up 10 bright green dishes, drinks, and desserts that serve up plenty of delicious flavor without packing in extra calories.
Tempted to order McDonald’s seasonal Shamrock Shake? Try whipping up this guilt-free version at home. This icy bevvie blends low-fat cottage cheese with protein powder, and every sip is infused with a hint of cool minty flavor. Plus, you can’t beat the pretty green hue for the perfect St. Paddy’s Day delight!
1/2c. low-fat cottage cheese (or vanilla yogurt)
1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder
1/8 tsp. mint extract (or to taste)
2-3 packets stevia or sweetener of choice (or to taste)
5-10 ice cubes (more or less depending on how thick you like it)
4-6 oz. water (alter according to desired thickness)
A few drops of green food coloring, or a handful of spinach to make it green
1-2 tbsp. Sugar-Free Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix (optional)
Pinch of guar of xanthan gum (optional)
Put all the base ingredients in the blender, and blend away until desired consistency! Swirl in one drop of red food coloring just before serving, and top with whipped cream and crushed candy cane if desired!
Makes 1 serving.
Recipe provided by Dashing Dish