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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes: Going Green!

By Holly Darnell, RD

March 15, 2024

Matcha donuts

Whether or not you truly celebrate St. Patty’s Day, you’ve got to drink or eat something green. No, cooked greens or a salad doesn’t count. It’s got to be a green-colored fun food, maybe not even entirely natural (think green eggs or a green cake).

Well, we won’t be recommending green eggs but do have a green cake up our sleeves. And no, we’re not providing recipes for the standard St. Patrick’s Day fare: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, shepherd’s pie, or Irish coffee. Instead, we’re going green!

All of these recipes have been tested and are true: delicious, feature great macros, use a fabulous Ancient Nutrition product and, yes, are green!

Let’s get to it!

1. Matcha Donuts Recipe

Matcha donuts are a trendy spin on glazed donut, but in this case they use a new collagen matcha powder with energizing coconut MCTs and adaptogenic superfoods. You'll never feel better about having a donut!

Clocking in a 317 calories per donut and 11 grams of performance fats, these glazed matcha donuts will also be a filling snack that won't send you down munchy alley.

The secret ingredient is Collagen Matcha Energizer, which gives these donuts their fun green color alongside incredible nutrition — including antioxidants from the matcha green tea, 10 types of collagen protein, MCT oil, clinically studied organic ashwagandha and L-theanine, an amino acid generally known for its relaxing qualities.

2. Matcha Latte with Collagen

Not everyone wants to drink a matcha tea straight up. Instead, the popular matcha latte is what many prefer to start their morning with ... or have as an afternoon pick-me-up.

matcha latte

Thanks to its polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant found in other superfoods, matcha offers a variety of powerful benefits, including its ability to help support increased energy, weight management (in conjunction with an overall healthy diet and lifestyle), immune system health and overall well-being.

Because of Collagen Matcha Energizer, this matcha latte recipe is a cinch. Macros for this recipe are also excellent: 2 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fat and 6 grams of protein.

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

While green smoothies remain all the rage — and for good reason, given how nutritious they can be — have you tried the combination of greens and chocolate? They marry very well, as the greens flavor gets tempered by the chocolate.

Mint chocolate chip smoothie

Even better is that this smoothie includes eight outstanding ingredients, headlined by Organic Supergreens and Vanilla Bone Broth Protein.

This recipe also includes superfoods avocado and cacao nibs. Detoxifying Organic Supergreens is loaded with nutrients while Bone Broth Protein provides plenty of protein alongside gut, joint and skin benefits. Each 290 calorie serving is super balanced, with 20 grams of carbs, 10 grams of fat and 17 grams of protein.

4. Matcha Protein Bars

On the lookout for a new type of protein bar? This matcha-flavored protein bar fits the bill, for it looks and tastes uniquely delicious. And unlike that store-bought bar, this one is low in sugar and without any processed ingredients, including the star ingredient is our Collagen Matcha Energizer.

Matcha protein bars

The macros are also excellent, with 30 grams of carbohydrates, 22 grams of fat and 10 grams of fat per bar. They can work as a pre-workout snack an hour or so before, or you may choose to eat after a workout.

5. Matcha Cake Pops

Matcha cake pops. Three magic words … and even better when you take a bite. These homemade cake pops are sure to be a hit with family and friends of all ages, as they're fun to make and eat.

Homemade Matcha Cake Pops

The average cake pop recipe is loaded with sugar and simple carbs. At Ancient Nutrition, that is not the way. At 77 calories per cake pop, each contains 8 grams of carbs, 4.4 grams of fat and 1.8 grams of protein.

The slightly green color and matcha goodness comes from Collagen Matcha Energizer.

6. Collagen Matcha Smoothie

When we created our matcha collagen supplement, we immediately knew that a smoothie form of it would be its most popular expression. Here's a matcha smoothie with collagen and multiple other healthy ingredients, and we think it'll become one of your new smoothie favorites.

Collagen matcha smoothie

Please note the macros on this baby: 32 grams of good carbs, 23 grams of performance fats and 16 grams of protein. This is a real smoothie breakfast with balanced nutrition and that will keep you going for hours. Many smoothies lack fat, for example, and thus don't sustain prolonged energy.

To make it even better, you'll be happy to know that this recipe also provides more than 50 percent of your Daily Value of vitamins A, B2, E and K, as well as the mineral manganese.

7. Ancient Elixirs Superfood Matcha

Okay, the easiest recipe of all? And that will some pep in your step? Simply mix one scoop of Ancient Elixirs Superfood Matcha with eight ounces of liquid, such as water or almond milk. Each scoop provides 70 calories, with 2 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fat and 1 gram of protein — plus 135 milligrams of caffeine.

With its lightly sweetened matcha green tea flavor, this powder also includes MCT, coconut milk, ashwagandha, chaga and reishi mushrooms, and coffee fruit extract. Yum!

Benefits of this powder includes supporting healthy energy, mental clarity and a healthy response to stress.

Recipe developed by Holly Darnell, RD. Holly is a registered dietitian nutritionist who unlocked self-love at the intersection of exceptional food and practical solutions for healthy living. She’s passionate about helping others make simple, positive lifestyle changes on their individual path to healing.

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