St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away. Regardless of how or where you’re spending this severely underrated holiday (I’ll be taking finals, cue the large violin), we’ve rounded up five recipes from different Spoon writers at campuses all over the country. Whether you’re planning on sticking to that healthy diet of yours or breaking it to celebrate, you’re in luck.
Get it? Because St. Patrick’s Day. Luck of the Irish. Four-leaf clovers. Lenny the Leprechaun and Lucky Charms. Pots of gold and rainbows… okay, I’m done.
1. For the health nut foodie: Green Goddess Smoothie
Kathryn Stouffer from our University of Texas Spoon chapter makes this smoothie with spinach, banana, frozen fruit and milk. Spinach offers a long list of nutritional benefits for everything from your skin to your immune system. Check out Kathryn’s recipe here.
2. For the international foodie: Thai Green Curry Chicken
This recipe comes from our very own Northwestern Spoon writer, Annie Trimber. Plus, it won’t take any more than 20 minutes from start to finish.
3. For the boozy foodie: Swamp Juice
What’s St. Patrick’s Day without a little something to loosen you up? This drink recipe by Spoon at New York University’s Katya Simkhovich was originally intended for Halloween, but take out the candy — or leave it, no judgement — and you’ve got a great St. Patty’s day drink.
4. For the drunchie brunchie: 3-Ingredient Boozy Brunch Muffins
Can’t wait for St. Patrick’s Day festivities to start drinking? Or do you just really like brunch and muffins? Start your day off with these super easy beer-infused muffins, a recipe by Spoon University at Princeton’s Catherine Ku. She used Guinness, but pick whichever stout you prefer and tune into your inner Irishman.
5. For the sicklings out there: Green Tea
Okay, so this isn’t exactly a recipe. But it is green, good for you and warm. Spoon writer Jessica Payne, a graduate of the University of Iowa, hashed out the benefits of drinking tea in this post. Spring is almost here, and I don’t know about you guys, but it seems like a lot of people are still getting over colds and flus. Whether you’re currently sick or just trying to ward off illness, sip on some green tea to unwind after St. Patty’s day. Your body will thank you.