Healthy St. Patrick's Day Cocktail & Mocktail Ideas From Eat Fit NOLA

Lauren Hulin from Ochsner Eat Fit NOLA shared a couple of their drink recipes for a healthy St. Patrick's Day. Whatever way you take them - with alcohol or without - enjoy these festive drinks at home, on the way to the bar or while enjoying a parade. 

Melon Madness


Blend until smooth:  1.5 oz. silver tequila, 3 oz. honeydew melon, 1 oz. Swerve or Truvia sweetener and ice. Pour into a glass, adding more ice as needed. If you're feeling fancy, garnish with three honeydew melon balls.

Avocado Cilantro Mockgarita

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This refreshing St. Paddy's Day beverage comes by way of the Lower Garden District's Seed restaurant, who serves the mocktail during Lent, but has an alcoholic option on their menu year round. 

Muddle ¼ avocado and 5 cilantro leaves in a glass. Squeeze in a lemon and lime wedge. Add ice, 1 oz. fresh orange juice and 1 oz. apple juice. Shake and serve.

Luck of the Bucha


Mix until blended: 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder and 2 teaspoons of cold water. Add ice, mint, and a squeeze of lemon and lime. Fill the rest of the glass with Big Easy Bucha's 100% natural Geaux Green kombucha. If you're going alcohol free for St. Patrick's Day, be aware their website claims trace amounts of alcohol in their beverages due to natural fermentation.  

For dietary details on these St. Patrick's Day themed drinks, head to the Ochsner website. For more healthy drink and meal recipes, download the Ochsner Eat Fit app.

Photos courtesy of Eat Fit NOLA

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After moving away from her hometown, just outside of Detroit, Lori has done her best to stay out of her former constantly-working-to-make-ends-meet rut. Having lived in Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver, Lori began her writing career covering soap operas. While she will always keep track of the latest returns from the dead on “General Hospital,” she now focuses her writing on fun ways to stay happy, fit and out of the house. Recent adventures have led to her love of indoor cycling, getting pampered at the spa and her new favorite city New Orleans. A Midwestern girl at heart, Lori is back in Chicago, where she continues her quest to top the thrill she felt her first time on the trapeze.