Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

St.Patrick's Day is almost upon us and I wanted to share some recipes with you.  First off, let me say that I am not a big drinker anymore.  I tend to lack a "stop button" when it comes to drinking, so I drink rarely now.  That doesn't mean I won't make a whiskey cake or something similar.

I have to admit that St.Patrick's Day isn't my favorite holiday.  In fact, I think most people have no clue as to what it's all about and view it as an excuse to drink and eat corned beef.  I do love corned beef, but since everyone is posting about corned beef and shepard's pie, I wanted to do something different.

St.Patrick's Day Breakfast - All Green, All Tasty, All Paleo!

Green Smoothie
Green Pepper Eggs
Matcha Lime Mousse

Short glass - Matcha Lime Mousse, tall glass - Green Smoothie, plate - Green Pepper Eggs

The green smoothie I like to make is primarily made from Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk, a handful of spinach, and a banana.  Sometimes I add chia seeds, protein powder, or a little "no sugar added" applesauce.  I find that this is a great way to start the day with a bunch of vitamins.  Your body will love you for it and you will find that you have more immediate energy.

Green pepper eggs are a cheerful way to add some color to your breakfast.  First, slice a bell pepper into slices about 3/4" thick.  If you want two eggs, you will need two slices of pepper.  I like to use a large frying pan for this because the bottom is typically flatter than my smaller pan I use normally for eggs.  Heat up your pan and get some oil heating up.  I usually do my prep work while the pan is heating.  Put your slices of bell pepper rings into pan.  Carefully crack open and egg into each ring.  If your slices are unevenly cut, egg will leak out.  If your pan is hot, then you can stop this pretty quickly.  While your eggs are cooking, feel free to add seasoning to the top.  I tend to go with salt, pepper, and parsley.  After a minute and a half, or until you think it's ready, flip your egg/bell pepper ring over and let it cook on the other side.  Make sure you check your egg to see if it is done.  You may have to let them cook a little longer than usual.

Most people don't do a "dessert" for breakfast, but sometimes its totally cool...just like that random morning doughnut that we like to forget about.  For the matcha lime mousse, I just followed directions from the site (linked in the menu).  This is a non-coconut mousse.  This is also my first time making a non-coconut mousse.  It was very easy to make, basically toss stuff into a blender, put that into a bowl/ramekin/glass, and let it set in the fridge for an hour.  After trying it, I'd make this again.  There's a definite avocado flavor, but its really good.  It is sweet and nutty.

What did you have for St.Patrick's Day?  I'd love to know and see some pictures!  Comment below.

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