Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a green beer is a time-honored tradition but green food coloring doesn’t exactly add anything remarkable to the beer experience. Why not make your St. Patty’s Day extra green with these much more delicious and nutritious options?

Try a new green

If you’re into the world of leafy greens, you know there are plenty of varieties for all tastes and purposes. Why not try a new one in honour of St. Patty’s Day? May we suggest the super-nutrient-packed watercress?

6 Ways to Make Your St. Patrick’s Day EXTRA Green

Make a green pizza

Sprinkling fresh greens on top of your pizza after it’s done cooking is a great way to add extra flavor, texture and St. Patty’s spirit. Peppery, fresh arugula tastes wonderful on top of pizza, but feel free to experiment with your favorite leaves. 

6 Ways to Make Your St. Patrick’s Day EXTRA Green

Shake it up 

Treat yourself on St. Patty’s Day with this deliciously green (and vegan) Coconut Mint Shamrock Shake.

Vegan Coconut Mint Shamrock Shake Recipe

Green-ify your favourite Luvo meal 

Amp up the nutritional value of your favorite Luvo meal by adding a punch of green! You can freestyle it, or follow one of our hacks, like this one: Roasted Cauliflower Mac & Cheese Plus Greens.

6 Ways to Make Your St. Patty’s Day EXTRA Green

Make extra green guacamole 

Guacamole is arguably the best green dip out there… and you can make it even greener for St. Patty’s Day by adding spinach! Try this recipe: Guac-KALE-mole first and then build on it with these 6 dietitian-approved ways to add more nutrition.

6 Ways to Make Your St. Patty’s Day EXTRA Green

Try a different kind of pesto

Pesto is one of the easiest ways to add intensely delicious flavor to a variety of dishes from pasta to eggs to sandwiches. The classic recipe is made with fresh basil, but you can experiment with different herbs and greens to make a unique pesto that’s all your own. We’ve got some inspiration for you here.

How do you make your St. Patty’s Day extra green? Share your tips in the comments!