Naturally Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

Somehow...it is March already.

Naturally Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

That baffles me, but that is beside the point. 

Here is something else that baffles me:

Nature makes some of it's best, most nutrient-dense, healthiest foods beautiful and bright shades of green. Kale. Avocado. Spinach. And that is just to name a few. 

YET.....when it comes to St. Patrick's day, everything is dyed green with fake chemical-loaded food dyes! A bit ironic, since the major symbol of St. Patrick's Day is a big green shamrock...the lovely green of nature.

The beauty of nature's green foods is that they also make for wonderful natural food dyes! Here are some amazingly beautiful, vibrantly green real food dishes that only use the glory of nature to get their lovely color!

Naturally Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

Flourless Green Blender Pancakes

These pancakes are a great healthy and out-of-the-tired-old-box way of getting veggies in at breakfast! Plus they are dannnnggggg tasty. My daughter would happily eat these for breakfast daily! Mixed entirely in your blender, these Paleo-frienly pancakes pack oodles of protein to keep your crew going until lunch and are turned naturally green with a handful of spinach (that is undetectable to the tastebuds).

Image Credit Everyday Maven

Image Credit Everyday Maven

Citrus Green Smoothie

from Everyday Maven

Green smoothies are one of the easiest naturally green treats to whip up for your kids this St. Patricks Day. THIS smoothie is knocking breakfast out of the park and is loaded with some mega awesomeness. Loaded with antioxident-rich walnuts and immune boosting ginger combined with tangy citrus and a healthy hit of greens.

Image credit: Thriving on Paleo

Image credit: Thriving on Paleo

No-Bake Shamrock Mini Cakes

From Thriving on Paleo

How cute are these little cakes?! Made into their adorable shape in a silicone mold, made from only real food ingredients and turned their lovely shade of green with a little spinach...these are absolutely perfect for a little festive little green dessert!

Naturally Green Recipes For St. Patrick's Day

Power-Up Green Smoothie

*THIS* is my absolute favorite green smoothie recipe! It lives up to it name of "Power-Up" by powering you up with all kinds of healthy ingredients. This would be for a perfect and easy St. Patrick's Day breakfast or after school snack for your crew! They will be slurping it down and begging for more. 

Green Veggie Eggs

The perfect St. Patrick's Day breakfast that also brings veggies to the breakfast table! Enjoy them with a side of Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham for an extra punch of fun!

Image credit: Whole New Mom

Image credit: Whole New Mom

Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

From Whole New Mom

Another healthy, clean and green dessert to make your family swoon! This one is dairy free, egg free and has a sugar-free option to boot! The perfect little treat for a variety of eating styles.

Image Credit: Real Food Whole Life

Image Credit: Real Food Whole Life

Sweet Pea Pesto Avocado Toast

From Real Food Whole Life

Making a tasty healthy green food doesn't get much easier that avocado toast, but this recipes adds extra amazing green goodness to the plate with the addition of pepitas and peas!

Image credit: A Calculated Whisk

Image credit: A Calculated Whisk

Matcha Mug Cake

From A Calculated Whisk

Matcha is the new green goodness that is all of the healthy rage right now. Loaded with antioxidants and a a boatload of other amazing health benefits, matcha is something worth working into your life. It turns everything that it touches this lovely shade of natural green and well this mug cake looks like a wonderful way to work the green glory into your life.

Image credit: Living Loving Paleo

Image credit: Living Loving Paleo

Broccoli Fritters

From Living Loving Paleo

Something green for St. Patrick's Day dinner, anyone!? These would be great sides to dinner or an awesome green, veggie-loaded burger replacement. I have a feeling you might be making these more often then just on March 17th!

Image Credit: Cocos Paleo Kitchen

Image Credit: Cocos Paleo Kitchen

Kale Chips

From Coco's Paleo Kitchen

Nothing complicated about this naturally green, healthy, and oh-so-healthy recipe! These kale chips naturally rock the beauty of green while offering a healthy snack, lunch box filler or salad topper!