Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland observed to commemorate one of their patron Saints. Here in the US we've taken it upon ourselves to use the day as an excuse to turn things green.

To show my holiday spirit on St. Patrick's Day, here are a few of my favorite and not so favorite green things:


Cody & Lexi wearing GREEN bandanas to show their holiday spirit! (a favorite)


GREEN Bagels, NOT a favorite. Bagels are not on the Red Carpet Ready plan when they are NOT green, so adding the food coloring just doesn't help!


Show your St. Patrick's Day spirit by taking your Valslides (they're GREEN and a total favorite) to the gym with you!


GREEN Eggs & No Ham - delicious and Red Carpet Ready. How could this not be a favorite?


GREEN Beer, NOT a favorite and NOT great if you want to look Red Carpet Ready


The Luck of The Irish Tropical GREEN Smoothie. Nutritious, delicious, GREEN & a favorite!

I've listed below the recipes for the Green Eggs and the Green Smoothie, enjoy!

Green Eggs & No Ham (serves 1)
Ingredients:
1-3 egg whites OR 1/2 cup Eggology liquid egg whites
1 green onion (chopped) including the green part but reserve the green part for topping
3 cooked asparagus spears (I used grilled asparagus from a left over dinner, but you could easily microwave 3 spears in about 30 seconds)
A bit of cheese (I used about 2 tsps of goat cheese but any or none will do)

Directions:
Spray skillet with Pam cooking spray and heat to med-high.
Add green onions and cook until it begins to wild (1-2 minutes).
Meanwhile, whisk egg whites with a teaspoon of water and salt & pepper.
Add the chopped asparagus spears and give a bit of a stir.
Add the egg whites and turn heat to low.
Gently stir your mixture and add the cheese.
Cook for about 2 minutes.
Top with green part of the green onion.
*Serve with fruit or 1 piece of Ezekial toast


Luck of The Irish Tropical Green Smoothie (serves 2)
Ingredients:
2 big handfuls of raw spinach
1 mango
1 banana
1 cup of water
Some ice cubes

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

4 comments:

Rob said...

That's really cool, there is a lot of sweet ST.Patricks stuff out. I saw an other cool one here http://stpatrickspartyplan.com/private/download/

I am getting ready to have a fun night! Thanks Val

Fitness Journey Mum said...

Valerie,

I wanted to thank you for your blogs! I made the superbowl chile recipe today along with the guacamole which was a nice green color for St Patrick's Day!

Thank you for doing the teleseminar with Adam Toohey to help raise funds for the bush fire victims in Victoria! I really appreciated hearing your fitness tips that you use with your clients and just getting to know you better!

libby said...

Love the photo of Cody and Lexi - too cute!!!

Libby

california girl said...

Wow Val! Did we finally get you to try spinach in your smoothie? I'm so excited! I have one everyday!

Melanie