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.
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
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
- Lori Wilson