Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day 2016

We love St. Patrick's Day around here. It's a such a fun holiday, we love all things green, and it's Adam's birthday! It's also my one of my best friend's birthdays, so I'm a big fan of this day. We had a fun morning celebrating daddy and eating green pancakes and drinking shamrock smoothies! I posted a similar version of these pancakes recently on my Instagram but today I'm doing a grain free version.  Easy, clean and Rio loves them!   
 Clean Green Cashew Cakes: 
1. Heat about a tablespoon coconut oil  in a skillet. 
2. In food processor or blender mix:
        2 eggs
        1 really ripe banana
        1 cup spinach
        1 handful raw cashews
        A splash of almond milk
      2 dates

        A few sprinkles cinnamon

3. Pour mixture into small circles in pan and cook through. 

Prior to our pancakes we drank our daily smoothie. This is a typical smoothie we drink every morning but today we will call it a Shamrock Smoothie!
                                                        Simple Shamrock Smoothie
                                                  Serves 3 (Makes about 32 ounces)
                                                                 1 cup almond milk
3-5 cups greens of your choice (I used kale and chard and a little parsley
1 large banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
Juice from 1/2 lemon
A little water to get it all moving
Blend and enjoy!
You could make these recipes for lunch or even dinner for your little leprechauns. Later today I'm going to try to make my own paint and do a fun little craft with Rio. I will add that activity to this post too! Also looking forward to  having a date night with my husband to celebrate his birthday!

1 comment:

  1. Besides being healthy, this food is looking really delicious. Thanks for sharing this idea. Will defiantly try it next time for my party. For St. Patrick’s Day, we planned a party at a local venue Houston and invited all loved ones there.