In Italy we don’t celebrate as much as people do in Ireland or in the States.
In Ireland, where this saint is the patron saint, the parties are not missing; Dublin is filled with bars, rides, music and artists in the street to have fun for a week.
In New York there is a parade that calls hundreds of people to parade along Fifth Avenue and that is followed by millions of Irish, tourists and regular people, all involved in this massive celebration. In pubs beer is the norm and the windows are adorned with green. In school, kids learn terms such as, “leprechaun” and “shamrock”, the famous little Irish people with their pots’o’gold and shamrocks.
The shamrock is in fact, the symbol of Ireland. A legend tells about how St. Patrick tried to explain to the supreme king of Tara about the concept of the trinity, using a shamrock. He showed it as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit like the leaves, separated but together.
I am also connected to Ireland in a special way and I find it right to add this post for the day.
What the recipe proposes doesn’t really have anything to do with Ireland, but it’s green, so… A nice burst of energy and positive vibes that come from this smoothies. Perfect to use as snacks for your kids or just to give you energy.
half green apple
1 tablespoon Greek plain yogurt
some granola o 1 tablespoon of sugar or honey
It’s really easy to make. Just blend together all the ingredients except for the granola. It could be too sour, so you could add sugar or honey. I added the granola on top of the smoothie to make it a more complete snack.