In honor of the great patron saint of Ireland, today’s lunch is decidedly green. First, there are green Irish oats with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Actually, the oats aren’t Irish at all—they’re just green. I made a green smoothie with vanilla soy milk, frozen bananas, spinach and a little maple syrup, which I soaked the oats in overnight, along with some chia seeds and roasted flax seeds. Yum, I love green oats: they are sweeter than they look. For another blast of green, I added some edamame and sugar snap peas to this lunch. A sliced up pear completes the green theme. And the two shamrocks are actual Irish oatmeal biscuits. I think a little leprechaun threw in the gold coin. Although, strangely, it’s a gold quarter: definitely not Irish.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!