Breakfast

17 Magical Breakfast Ideas For a Healthy Saint Patrick’s Day

Superfood Shamrock shake, green egg scramble, Leprechaun Custard Toast, and more!

By: Lexy Parsons

From lucky charms to mint chocolate chip shamrock shakes, there are so many festive ways to enjoy the Saint Patrick’s Day holiday. But, if you’re opting out of green beer and opting in on healthy green recipes, you’re in luck! While there’s nothing wrong with splurging on treats, there are fun and festive ways to enjoy the holiday without sacrificing your health and fitness goals! Ahead, delicious green pancakes, mint chocolate brownies, and more! All your healthy Saint Patrick’s Day recipes answered. 

17 Green Saint Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipes

#1 Shamrock Avocado Toast

If you love avo toast (and who doesn’t), you’ll love this Saint Patrick’s Day-inspired Shamrock toast! It’s healthy, delicious, and comes together in minutes. To make this recipe, all you’ll need is your usual avocado toast ingredients, plus a shamrock cookie cutter! 

Here’s how to do it: 

Step #1: Toast up your favorite slice of bread as you normally would. Then, transfer it to a plate.

Step #2: Using a Shamrock cookie cutter, shape the bread into a clover shape. Then, spread mashed ripe avocado on top of your clover.  

Step #3: Top with any toppings of choice, such as hemp seeds. A sprinkle of nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor while appearing like a sprinkle of gold!

#2 Leprechaun Custard Toast

Speaking of toast, we’re bringing back the viral custard toast and giving it a fun and festive St. Patty’s day twist! Colored green with matcha, this yogurt-stuffed leprechaun toast is perfect for kids and adults alike. Made with egg, Greek yogurt, and a hint of maple syrup to sweeten, it’s full of protein and tastes like dessert for breakfast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of thickly-sliced bread of choice
  • ½ cup unsweetened Greek yogurt (or full-fat coconut yogurt) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp matcha powder
  • Fresh berries of choice

Optional toppings:

  • Fresh berries
  • Nut butter of choice

Directions:

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F or set your air fryer to 350 degrees F

Step #2: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, egg, maple syrup, vanilla, matcha, and cinnamon until smooth

Step #3: Next, prep the bread. Using the back of a fork, press into the center of the bread with medium-firm pressure until you create a depression.

Step #4: Add the sliced bread to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, then pour the yogurt filling into the hollow center of the bread. Top with fresh berries of choice and an additional sprinkle of cinnamon.

Step #5: Add bread to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges of the bread are golden brown and the custard is baked. If using an air fryer, bake in the air fryer for 10 minutes or until golden.

Step #6: Remove from the oven and let the toast cool for 10 minutes, allowing the custard to set. Serve with toppings of choice, such as nut butter and fresh berries, or rainbow sprinkles for something festive!

#3 Avocado Deviled Eggs 

This no-mayo avocado deviled egg recipe is the perfect way to invite green onto your plate the natural way. Made with eggs, avocado, and some fresh herbs and spices, it’s Paleo-friendly, packed with protein, and full of healthy fats. Enjoy for a quick grab-and-go breakfast or serve as a healthy holiday snack or app! 

Ingredients:

  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard 
  • ¼ tsp black pepper 
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of finely chopped green onions or cilantro 
  • Sprinkle of smoked paprika and sea salt (optional)

Directions:

Step #1: Peel your pre-cooked hard-boiled eggs, then cut them in half lengthwise. 

Step #2: Scoop the egg yolks into a large bowl and set egg whites aside on a separate platter.

Step #3: Add the avocado, lime juice, dijon mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, and herbs into the bowl with the egg yolks. Mash together until incorporated.

Step #4: Scoop a spoonful of filling into the center of each egg white. 

Step #5: Garnish with smoked paprika and a sprinkle of fresh herbs (optional).

#4 Green Pesto Egg Scramble

Dr. Suess was onto something when he wrote about green eggs and ham! Another egg-centric healthy Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast is this green egg scramble made with pesto and spinach. It’s dye-free, delicious, and an easy way to sneak veggies into your kiddos plates without them knowing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1-2 tbsp pesto
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions:

Step #1: Crack the eggs into a blender, then add the spinach. Blend on low to combine, then briefly pulse on high until smooth.

Step #2: Heat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat, then pour the egg and spinach mixture into the skillet. Add the pesto and seasoning. Using a silicone spatula, stir for 3-4 minutes until cooked.

Step #3: Remove from heat. Plate and serve with optional toppings of choice! 

#5 Rainbow Fruit Skewers

A nutritious way to eat the rainbow! To make, simply thread various colored fruits of choice (such as red strawberries, orange slices, yellow mango or pineapple, green grapes, and blueberries) on a vegetable skewer in rainbow order. Plate, serve, and enjoy! You can even serve it with a side of Greek or dairy-free yogurt as a healthy dipping sauce. 

#6 Layered Rainbow Chia Pudding Parfait

If you’re making rainbow fruit skewers, save your leftover fruit and make this rainbow chia pudding parfait! It’s as easy as making your favorite chia pudding recipe, and layering it in a glass or bowl with various colored fruits. Start by adding ⅓ cup chia pudding to the bottom as the base, then add two different colored fruit layers at a time. Repeat until you have a rainbow! 

Here’s an example:

  • Layer 1 = ⅓ cup chia pudding
  • Layer 2 = chopped raspberries or strawberries 
  • Layer 3 = chopped mango or banana
  • Layer 4 = chopped kiwi or grapes
  • Layer 5 = ⅓ cup chia pudding
  • Layer 6 = blueberries or blackberries

#7 Peanut Butter Banana Green Smoothie

Green in color, but not in taste! This PB Banana & Spinach Smoothie recipe tastes too delicious to be healthy, but we can assure you, it’s nutritious! Sweetened only with banana and packed with fiber-filled flax and protein-packed nut butter, and Greek yogurt. Simply toss it all in the blender for a nutritious and festive start to the holiday!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ⅛ cup water
  • ¾ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ½ tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup baby spinach

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything to the blender. Blend until smooth.

#8 Vanilla Superfood Avocado Pudding

From avocado to chia seeds to green superfood powder, this creamy avocado pudding makes a delicious and healthy St. Patty’s day dessert recipe! Low in sugar, rich in healthy fats, and nutritious enough to enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Flesh of 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
  • 1-2 tbsp raw honey (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ -1 tsp green superfood powder (such as matcha or spirulina)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds, optional 
  • Dash of sea salt

Directions:

Step #1: Add all of the above ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor, scraping down the sides as needed. If consistency is too thick add additional 1 tbsp liquid at a time to blend

Step #2: Blend until smooth and creamy, then taste test and adjust ingredients as needed. Serve chilled, or enjoy immediately! 

#9 Green Shamrock Shake

It wouldn’t be a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration without a Shamrock shake! But, we’re transforming the classic sugar-filled recipe into a metabolism-boosting dairy-free treat. Its green color comes from superfood spinach and matcha, plus, this shake is naturally sweetened and made creamy with homemade cashew milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 cups homemade cashew milk (recipe below) or favorite milk of choice
  • 1 frozen ripe banana
  • 1 cup spinach (or dark leafy greens of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh mint or ¼ tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ tsp matcha powder, optional 
  • 1-2 tbsp cacao nibs, optional 
  • Ice 

Directions:

Step #1: Add 1 cup of liquid to your blender. Next, add the remaining ingredients aside from the cacao nibs.

Step #2: Blend until smooth, adding additional liquid as needed. Option to add cacao nibs and blend until well mixed. Serve and enjoy!

#10 5-Minute Rainbow Mug Cake

This single-serve rainbow mug cake will surely brighten your Saint Patrick’s Day! It’s low in sugar, made with wholesome ingredients, and comes together in just five minutes. Serve with coconut or Greek yogurt, and dig in without guilt.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp oat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp gluten-free flour blend
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp organic naturally-sweetened rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp coconut yogurt

Directions:

Step #1: Start by adding the coconut oil to a ramekin dish and microwave for about 10-15 seconds or until melted.

Step #2: Add the honey, egg yolk, oat milk, and vanilla extract and mix well.

Step #3: Mix in the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and sprinkles, and mix until smooth.

Step #4: Microwave for 60-80 seconds and cool for 2-3 minutes.

Step #5: Top with a dollop of coconut milk yogurt.

#11 Pistachio-Covered Brownie Bites

Healthy energy balls disguised as brownie truffles! These no-bake chocolate + pistachio brownie bites are fudgy, decadent, and entirely healthy. Coated in pistachios for green color and natural flavor and made with simple ingredients like cashews, almonds, and dates.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup almond
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup cashew

To coat:

  • Shelled pistachios, chopped

Directions:

Step #1: Add everything but the chocolate chips to the food processor. Process until well combined and until the mixture begins to stick together. Add chocolate chips and pulse 1-2 times.

Step #2: Use your hands to form dough into balls with about 1 tablespoon per ball. You should get 16-18 bites.

Step #3: Finely chop pistachios, then add to a plate. Roll each brownie ball in pistachios until well coated. Serve and enjoy!

#12 Green Mint Chip Moringa Ice Cream 

This healthy moringa ice cream recipe is like mint chip ice cream with a green superfood twist. If you’ve never had Moringa, it’s similar to matcha but more nutrient-dense (yep!) and free from caffeine. In fact, it has ten times more fiber, thirty times more protein, and 100% more calcium than matcha! Here’s how to enjoy it in a tasty way. 

Ingredients

  • 1 13-14 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup or granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1-2 tsp moringa powder
  • ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ – ¾ tsp mint extract (depending on how minty you like it)
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips, unsweetened
  • Dash of sea salt, optional

Directions:

Step #1: Add the coconut milk, maple syrup, moringa, vanilla, mint, and sea salt to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust sweetness as needed.

Step #2: Add the non-dairy chocolate chips. Lightly pulse 1-2 times until the chocolate chips are evenly mixed. 

Step #3: Pour the ice cream mixture into a bread loaf tray or a baking dish, then freeze until your mixture sets, ideally 4-5 hours or overnight.

Step #4: Serve with any toppings of choice, such as nut butter, granola, or extra chocolate chips!

#13 Greek Yogurt-Dipped Matcha Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. strawberries, washed and thoroughly dried
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla Greek yogurt (or dairy-free alternative)
  • ¼ – ½ tsp matcha powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

Optional

  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips (melted), to drizzle
  • 1-2 tsp raw honey

Directions:

Step #1: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step #2: In a bowl, combine yogurt, matcha powder, vanilla, and optional sweetener. 

Step #3: Holding the strawberry below the stem, dip it into the yogurt mixture until well coated. 

Step #4: Place the lined baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining strawberries. Once coated, drizzle with chocolate if desired. 

Step #5: Place the strawberries in the freezer for 30-40 minutes until set.

Step #6: When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and enjoy immediately!

#14 Spinach Banana Muffins with Greek Yogurt Frosting 

We’re giving these grain-free banana bread muffins a green twist with the sneaky addition of spinach! Aside from adding a (tasteless) green punch, spinach packs in a ton of nutrients like vitamin A and iron. For a creamy and protein-packed topping, add a spoonful of unsweetened vanilla Greek yogurt to the top of each muffin with a dash of rainbow sprinkles!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates, soaked and drained to soften
  • 1-2 cups raw spinach
  • 3 bananas, ripe
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
  • pinch sea salt

Optional topper:

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • Sliced banana
  • Almond butter
  • Greek yogurt 

Directions:

Step #1: Start by preheating the oven to 180°C or 350°F and line a muffin tin with liners.

Step #2: Add the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon to a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

Step #3: Add the spinach, pitted dates, 3 bananas, eggs, vanilla, and melted coconut oil to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.

Step #4: Add the wet mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. Fold in the walnuts.

Step #5: Using a spoon, spoon the batter into the lined muffin tins, filling ½-¾ of the way full. Top each muffin with a slice of banana, a sprinkle of flaxseeds, and raw cacao nibs.

Step #6: Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the muffins are golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step #7: Cool and serve with a dollop of your favorite nut butter.

Step #8: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

#15 Sweet & Sour Frozen Green Grapes

These sweet and sour frozen grapes taste like sour patch candies. Except, they’re lower in sugar, made with natural ingredients, and much healthier for you! No wonder they’ve gone viral on Tiktok! Plus, in true St. Patty’s Day fashion, they’re green. And if you want to skip the sugar coating, try frozen grapes on their own. Just as delicious.

Here’s how to make them:

Step #1: squeeze the juice of 1-2 lime over a bowl of green grapes (about 3 cups). Then, place in the fridge for 1-2 hours to let the grapes marinate in the lime juice. 

Step #2: Remove from the fridge and place grapes on a tray lined with parchment paper. 

Step #3: Sprinkle with one tablespoon of granulated sweetener of choice (such as monk fruit or coconut sugar) and freeze. As an alternative to granulated sugar, you can also blend freeze-dried pineapple or mango into a powder and use as a substitute! 

#16 Chocolate-Dipped Grasshopper Cookies

A traditional Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert made healthy: grasshopper cookies! While the meaning behind the name is a mystery, grasshopper cookies (or any dessert) is simply a term used when mint and chocolate are combined together. These healthy cookies are basically homemade thin mint cookies made grain-free, dairy-free, and plant-based! Oh, and they require just five simple ingredients. Dip in (or drizzle with) your favorite chocolate for a healthy St. Patty’s Day sweet treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa or cacao powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, room temperature
  • ½ tsp mint extract 

Chocolate coating:

  • 1 cup non-dairy chocolate chips of choice, melted
  • ¼ tsp mint extract 
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions:

Step #1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step #2: In a large bowl, combine the almond flour and cocoa powder. Stir until well combined. Mix in the remaining cookie ingredients until a dough is formed. Place dough in the fridge to chill for 30-40 minutes. Note: If crumbly, the ingredients will come together when chilled!

Step #3: Once chilled, remove the dough from the fridge and form into a large ball. Place dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out the dough until it’s ¼ – ½ inch thick. 

Step #4: Once evenly spread, using a circle cookie cutter (or lid of a jar), form into evenly sized cookies. 

Step #5: Evenly place cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool. Once cooled, place cookies in the fridge while preparing the chocolate coating.

Step #6: To make the coating, mix melted chocolate chips, coconut oil, and mint extract into a smooth chocolate mixture. Then, remove chilled cookies from the fridge, and dip each cookie in the chocolate mixture until fully coated.

Step #7: Place chocolate-coated cookies on the lined baking sheet. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until completely hardened. Serve and enjoy! Store leftover cookies in the fridge.

#17 Pot o’ Gold Pancake Cereal 

Gluten and dairy-free, these mini pancakes make for the cutest Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast ever. This recipe is also easy to customize to your liking! Feel free to top these mini pancakes with berries and a dollop of coconut whipped cream. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of gluten-free pancake mix 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • ⅔ cup oat milk 
  • Extra coconut oil for cooking 
  • 1-3 drops of green natural food coloring 
  • Pure maple syrup for serving 
  • Natural sprinkles 

Directions:

Step #1: Start by adding the gluten-free pancake mix to a large mixing bowl along with the egg, melted coconut oil, and oat milk. Whisk until the batter is smooth. If using the natural green food coloring, add 1-3 drops or until the desired color is reached and stir well. 

Step #2: Transfer the pancake batter to a squeeze bottle, or simply keep the batter in the mixing bowl and use a teaspoon to add the batter to the pan. 

Step #3: Heat a large skillet over medium heat with additional coconut oil. 

Step #4: Squeeze out about a teaspoon of the batter from the squeeze bottle (if using) to create a mini pancake. Or use a teaspoon to drop onto the pan. Cook until the mini pancakes start to bubble and then flip. Cook for an additional 30 seconds. 

Step #5: Transfer the mini pancakes to a bowl and continue this process until all the batter is used up. 

Step #6: Serve with a drizzle of pure maple syrup and natural sprinkles. 

Step #7: Enjoy! 

You Struck Gold! Healthy Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes 

Looking for healthy St. Patty’s Day recipes? You’re in luck. From healthier twists on Saint Patrick’s Day classics to new and innovative superfood-filled recipes, these green and clean recipes will satisfy all your needs. Whether you kickstart your morning with something simple and savory or end the holiday with a mint chocolate sweet treat, enjoy without guilt.