I had planned on doing a green foods post on St. Patrick’s Day but sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day to work and blog. I wish I could blog everyday, but time just doesn’t allow. Anyway, last weekend I made some green foods in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.
I made a green smoothie, spirulina pancakes and steamed kale. The spirulina pancakes made an awesome green pancake batter but the finished product didn’t really turn out green.
Spirulina is a recent food find for me. I kept reading about it on blogs and other places, so I got curious about it. I bought a small jar at one of the local health food stores to see if I liked it and made a smoothie with it.
The first smoothie I made was bright, bright green so this second one I made with spirulina I scaled back a little bit and it’s definitely not as green. I ended up ordering some more spirulina from Vitacost so I will have it on hand.
Another green food that I LOVE is kale! I used to hate kale and now I can’t get enough of it. I love it in green smoothies, steamed, in soups, casseroles, you name it. I love it so much I am going to order this shirt for myself as a reward when I hit 90 pounds lost.
(Photo Source: Herbivore Clothing Company)
Steamed greens are not just for dinner. They go great with breakfast food too!
On St. Patrick’s Day, I made a green smoothie with spinach that was inspired by this smoothie on the Oh She Glows blog.
(Photo Source: Oh She Glows blog)
It tasted like a dessert more than a smoothie. It tasted just like a “Grasshopper.” Next time I make it, I might make it with a bit of chocolate mixed in (like Angela did in hers) and have it for a dessert instead of breakfast.
So, Happy LATE St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s a picture I took a couple of years ago at the Muir Woods near San Francisco.