Stay Lean While Sipping Green

Eat Well FebSt. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Are you feeling lucky? Get ready to break out your “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” shirt, dive into some corned beef and cabbage, and sip some green beer. Ugh! Can you feel the calories adding up just thinking about it? 

One alternative is to tap into something with fewer calories. Tequila on the rocks is one of the lowest-calorie options out there, and vodka has fewer calories than beer. Toss a lime in your cup, and you’re going green!

Prefer to be alcohol-free? Blend right in with a green smoothie! You’ll find tons of recipes for green smoothies all over the Internet, and there are flavors for every day of the week. We happen to love this Strawberry Spinach smoothie we found on Pinterest. Join the festivities with your smoothie held high. You’ll only be pinch-proof until your glass is empty, so don’t forget to wear your green.

Strawberry Spinach Smoothie

  • 3 cups baby spinach, packed
  • 1 ½ bananas
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 6 oz. fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 cup water

Blend everything together and sip away!