A green smoothie, a green egg and fruit salad ready to eat!

Snacks & Treats

Healthy Green Breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 5, 2015

Having a day full of green foods has sort of become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our house, and this year will be no different. Thankfully, my little lady has always been a good eater, but given a whole day where I can fill her full of super nutritious green foods all in the name of celebration? You bet I’ll take advantage of that! 

Our regular green St. Patrick’s Day breakfast is nothing fancy or unusual, but it's kid-approved and it’s quick and easy to pull together, which makes it a win in my books.

First off, we usually start with our green smoothie... Or "shamrock smoothie" as we say on St. Patrick’s Day!

Now when it comes to these, you really can get away with just about anything so long as you have a good balance of ripe fruit, leafy greens and water and/or pure fruit juice. But if you want a smoothie that is easy and kid-approved, give this combination a try:

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 ripe pear, chopped
  • 1/2 an apple, peeled and chopped
  • 3 big leaves of kale, stems removed
  • 1 cup of cold water
  • 1/2 cup of pure orange juice

All you have to do is pop everything into a blender for about 45 seconds, and you’ll have a delicious drink to sip on while making the rest of your breakfast!

A green smoothie in a small glass with a green straw.

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Next up, the pepper-enclosed eggs. These are especially fun if your pepper slices resemble flowers or shamrocks (as they often do), but they obviously work just as well with circular slices.

To make them, simply cut a green pepper into slices about 1.5-centimetres thick and remove the seeds. Then, place the peppers onto an oiled pan over medium heat and crack an egg in the centre of each slice before covering them with a lid to cook.

You’ll know they’re done when the egg white is fully opaque and no longer overly jiggly.

A cooked egg inside of a ring of green pepper.

Lastly, while our eggs are cooking, we usually work on our green fruit salad. This time around we used kiwi, pear, and avocado (a different, but oh-so yummy addition!), but green grapes, honeydew chunks and green apple slices often make an appearance in our St. Paddy’s Day fruit salads too.

A green fruit salad of kiwi, pear and avocado in a glass bowl.

So that’s it.

Put everything together and you've got a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast that is easy, healthy and most importantly, GREEN!

A green smoothie, egg in a green pepper and green fruit salad on a turquoise tray with green utensils.

Article Author Jen Kossowan
Jen Kossowan

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Jen is a teacher, blogger, and mama to a spirited little lady and a preemie baby boy. She's passionate about play, loves a good DIY project, adores travelling, and can often be found in the kitchen creating recipes that meet her crunchy mama criteria. You can follow Jen on her blog, Mama.Papa.Bubba, and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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