So it’s St Patrick’s Day this Thursday the 17th March..this is the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
Most commonly related with the green clover, pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, leprechauns, guiness and irish dancing!
Here are our top Chi Paddy’s Day recipes, incorporating the Irish with a little bit of Chi too!
Irish Green Juice
- Handful of mint
- Chi raw coconut water
- Handful of ice
- Half a banana
- Half a scoop of protein powder
Whiz up in a blender! Enjoy
Irish soda bread (Makes 1 loaf)
- 250g (8oz) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 250g (8oz) wholemeal flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1tsp salt
- 25g chi coconut oil
- 1tbsp brown sugar
- 284ml pot buttermilk
1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/Fan 180°C. Tip the flours, baking soda and salt into a large bowl. Then use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until evenly dispersed. Stir in the sugar.
2. Make a well in the centre of the flour and stir in the buttermilk until you get a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead for 1 min until smooth, then bring together to form a flattened round about 5cm thick and 15cm across.
3. Place on a lightly dusted baking sheet. Dust with a little plain flour if you like. Use a large sharp knife to cut 2 slashes across the bread to make an ‘x’.
4. Bake in the oven for 35 – 40mins until well-risen and browned. Place on a wire rack and leave to cool.
Irish soda bread makes a great side dish for those warming stews, delicious sandwiches and also a great breakfast with plenty of peanut butter!
Matcha Green Tea Cookies – The perfectly healthy and perfectly suited colour for St Paddy’s Day celebrations
- 100 g chi coconut oil
- 50 g coconut sugar
- 100g brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Egg
- 150 g plain flour
- 1 Tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 1/4 tspBaking Soda
- 50 g coarsely chopped white chocolate or white chocolate chips
Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180C, Sift flour, green tea, and baking soda together.
Microwave butter until it’s melted. Combine the sugar and butter together. Add the egg and salt, then mix.
Combine all powder ingredients with a spatula. Add the white chocolate.
Drop cookie dough in rounded tablespoonfuls onto the parchment paper. Leave a space between each piece of dough.
Bake 6 to 8 min. Don’t over bake!