Happy St Patrick's Day!
You may be surprised to know that I have never celebrated St Patrick's Day before, and have never made a big deal out of it. I guess I would have to blame it on the fact that I grew up in South-East Asia; in this part of the world, St Patrick's Day is just another normal work day, and is just not as commonly celebrated. However, things are going to be a little different for me this year; for the first time, I will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day at a friend’s house party.
|Green Tea Melon Chiller for St Patrick's Day|
I decided to psyche myself up a little this morning with a healthy Green Tea Melon Chiller. I learnt about the existence of green beers recently on various blogs, and that really fascinates me (I have never seen green beers before). As much as I would love to try it, I know that it will probably trigger an allergic reaction. Since I can’t try it, I decided to substitute it with this Green Tea Melon Chiller. It’s light and refreshing, and the matcha gives it an additional boost of antioxidants too. If you’re not a fan of beers, or can’t drink beers, this might just be the perfect substituteJ
Other than making this smoothie, I also scoured various food blogs to find out what other food bloggers are doing on this festive day. You can find a compilation of different recipes after the smoothie recipe. These are just some of the many awesome recipes that I have found. The list includes Irish soda breads, green soups, green eggs, Irish stews, potato candy and more. There's something for everyone out there!
Green Tea Melon Chiller
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup honeydew cubes
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
2 tsp honey/maple syrup/ agave nectar
1/2 tsp matcha powder
Add the ingredients (in the order stated above) into the blender, and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass. Enjoy!
St Patrick's Day Recipe Roundup
* indicates recipe is gluten-free
^ indicates recipe is vegan (or easily vegan)
Corned Beef and Cabbage with Horseradish Cream by Skinny Taste *
Green Eggs by Elana's Pantry *
BeveragesPeppermint Patty Green Monster by Oh She Glows *^
Grasshopper Cocktail by Dine & Dish
Ginger Cilantro Green Shake by Elana's Pantry *^
Beer Mug Cupcakes by I am Baker
Guinness Cupcakes by My Baking Addiction
Irish Brownie Bombs by Endless Simmer
Irish Cream Cake Pops by Grumpy's Honeybunch
Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes by Brown Eyed Baker
St Patrick's Day Cake by I am Baker
Irish Cream Cheesecake Fudge Brownie by Cookin' Canuck
Irish Soda Bread by Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Baked Goods (Gluten-free)
Irish Soda Bread by Elana's Pantry *
Spotted Dog by Gluten Free Goddess *
Irish-ish Soda Bread by Manifest Vegan*^
Rainbow Cheesecakes by Bakers Royale *
Dairy Free Spinach Ice Cream by Chocolate Covered Katie *^
Irish Potato Candy by Joy the Baker *
Matcha Mochi Cupcakes by Food Librarian *
Homemade Irish Cream by 52 Kitchen Adventures
Guinness and Cheddar Cheese Spread by The Galley Gourmet
How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?
What is your favourite St. Patrick’s Day Dish?