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8 Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipes that You Need to Make

by Mei Mei Lim March 12, 2017

Celebrate the luck of the Irish on St.Paddy’s Day with all things green! Fret not if you’re still wondering what to make for the special day. Here are 8 green recipes which you can make for the party or a meal with your family that does not compromise the health factor for taste.

  • 1. Shamrock Shake
  • Shamrock Shake
  • Credits: Running in a Skirt
  • Things don't get any simpler than this recipe! In just 10 minutes, you can make this healthy shamrock shake that is packed with flavor and is oh-so-easy. Blend all ingredients and you will have a delicious, guilt-free shamrock shake that is perfect to kickstart the festive celebration!

  • 2. Green Irish Soda Bread

    Green Irish Soda Bread

    Credits: Lands & Flavors

    Take a twist on the traditional Irish quick bread with this green irish soda bread recipe! This vegan bread with a rich hue of green uses baking soda as the main leavening agent like all classic soda bread. Plus, it has no added fat, which fits perfectly in your diet if you’re looking for a healthier bread!

    3. Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon

    Vegan Cauliflower Colcannon


    “Oh, wasn't it the happy days when troubles we had not, And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.” Not only is Colcannon a traditional Irish dish, but it is also a traditional Irish song! Hum to the tune of the Skillet Pot while making this vegan version of the traditional Colcannon that adds to the day of all things green!

    4. Edamame Avocado Hummus

    Edamame Avocado Hummus

    Credits: Well Plated

    Hosting a party on St. Paddy’s Day? Try making this easy avocado hummus and serve it with some pita chips for a fuss-free appetizer. The avocados add to the creamy texture and richness of the naturally vegan and gluten-free spread.

    5. Irish Banoffee Pie

    Irish Banoffee Pie

    Credits: my dala clementine

    What do you get when you mix bananas and toffee? The answer is, a banoffee pie! Indulge in this sweet, ooey-gooey caramel with fresh whipped cream made from coconut milk for a vegan version, and topped with fresh banana slices on top of a cookie crust. Psst...You can use some green pea cookies to make the crust! Use the original green pea cookie, or even our different flavored ones like earl grey for a pie base with the fragrance of bergamot.

    6. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream

    Mint Chocolate Ice-cream

    Credits: Petite Allergy Treats

    Give an early welcome to Spring with this mint chocolate ice-cream that is also perfect for St.Paddy’s Day! With this easy allergy-free, no-churn ice-cream, it will be a refreshing take on your classic ice-cream.

    7. St. Patrick’s Day Cake

    St. Patrick's Day Cake

    Credits: Coupons 4 Utah

    Life’s too short to say no to cake, especially not on St.Paddy’s Day! This recipe calls for spinach (yes, you heard that right!) to make a green, moist cake that is perfect as a delectable dessert. What’s a better way besides this to sneak in more veggies in our diet?

    8. Green Pea Cookie Cheesecake

    Green Pea Cookie Cheesecake

    Get happea with some Green Pea Cookie Cheesecake! Have you noticed something in common amongst all the recipes from above? Well, they all use natural green dye from ingredients like spinach and avocados! Just like these recipes, green pea cookies are also made from all natural peas. As what Peater says “I can be yellowish brown and still be a green pea cookie,” we can’t leave out our happea cookies on a day where we embrace all things green! Use green pea cookies as a cookie base (see this post for the recipea), or serve them by itself as a party treat.

    With so many delicious recipes you can make for St. Patrick’s Day, what are your favorite ones? Share them with us!

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