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March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day! It’s that time of year when everything goes green in honor of Ireland’s patron saint. What was once simply a religious feast day back in the 17th century has somehow grown into a grand celebration of Irish culture with lots of parades and festivals across the world. And what’s a holiday without food? Or better yet, dessert?

Here’s a roundup of delicious naturally green desserts for St. Paddy’s Day if you’re looking to celebrate the holiday with something sweet minus the artificial stuff.

No food dyes or green food coloring here. Just delicious, sweet, and naturally green dessert recipes!


1. Green Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is the sometimes sweet sometimes not so sweet perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s day celebrations. Whether you’re having a slice for breakfast with a spot of tea or some with your St. Patrick’s day feast making a green version just seems like the right thing to do. This naturally green Irish soda bread version from is tinted green with the help of our old friend Mr. Spinach.

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Naturally Green Irish Soda Bread For St. Patrick's Day



2.  Matcha Cranberry Scones

Scones are one of those magical little-baked goods that I just can’t get enough of. They also make great little gifts for friends. This matcha version with dried cranberries is a yummy little green treat for St. Patrick’s day. Wow, one of these scones with a cup of hot Irish breakfast tea? Yes, please!

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3. No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake

If you’re looking for something cool, creamy, and green, this No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake from Chef Sheila is the dessert for you. Instead of making one large cheesecake, use a mini cheesecake pan for individual cheesecake servings. Who doesn’t love a mini?

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4.  Avocado Coconut Milk Ice-Cream

If you would like to try your hand at making ice cream, this avocado coconut milk version is rich and decadent. It’s also a beautiful shade of green. This recipe requires an ice cream maker but you can get one like this on Amazon for just under $30. And then you can always have fresh ice cream on hand. Yes, I know…mind is blown. Head on over to FoolProof Living for the full scoop.

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5. Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

These darling little cutout sugar cookies made with almond flour as their base would make great St. Paddy’s Day treats. For a beautiful and modern take on St. Patrick’s Day simply use a round cookie cutter like the cookies shown. Use a shamrock-shaped cookie cutter for a fun and festive twist.

These cookies are topped with white chocolate and tinted with matcha green tea powder, but you could also leave the white chocolate white and dust it with some natural green sprinkles. India Tree makes all-natural food dyes and decorating sugars in fun colors using only vegetable and herbal color sources. You could also add a nutty flavor with a sprinkle of pistachios or pumpkin seeds.

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6. Healthy Shamrock Shake

One of the most famous green dessert recipes, McDonald’s famous Shamrock Shake, is now synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. For a limited time each year, their green, minty, and vanilla ice-cream-based shakes are sold by the millions.

But even a small Shamrock Shake is close to a whopping 500 calories. I firmly believe indulging now and then is part of a healthy lifestyle, but aside from its green color not being natural, there are some other not-so-great ingredients like corn syrup and preservatives like sodium benzoate.

So why not make your own healthier version at home? This healthy homemade Shamrock Shake is made with good-for-you ingredients like Greek yogurt, avocado, spinach, and fresh mint leaves.

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7. Chocolate Mint Ice-Cream Cake Treats (Vegan)

You don’t have to feel guilty about eating ice cream anymore. These vegan chocolate mint ice-cream cakes are made of wholesome, good-for-you ingredients like bananas, coconut cream, and mint, plus they’re drizzled with chocolate. We’re so in.

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8. Homemade Green Apple Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are fun. It’s a fact. Even as an adult, they’re hard to resist. But you don’t have to resort to store-bought ones anymore. You can make them right at home with flavors you love. And it’s a lot easier than it looks. All you need is unflavored gelatin and some gummy bear molds. These all-natural green apple gummy bears are soft, sweet, and chewy just the way you love them.  Plus they’re a lovely shade of green.

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9.  Kale and Apple Cake With Apple Icing

Kate Hackworthy a UK-based food blogger and cookbook author knows her veggies. She also knows how to make you eat lots of them without you realizing you’re eating them. And that’s a good thing.

Her Kale and Apple Cake with Apple Icing is a moist and fluffy layer cake that gets its gorgeous rich green color naturally from the kale! The kale leaves no flavor behind and is only there for color. You’re left only with a delicious apple cake iced with a zingy apple buttercream-style frosting. And it just happens to be really green. We can’t wait to try it.

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10.  Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts With Matcha Glaze

With your own donut pan, it’s easier than ever to make your own donuts at home. No frying is necessary and you can make them with healthier ingredients right from your own pantry. Bake up these gorgeous green Paleo donuts this St. Patty’s Day and your waistline will thank you.

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11. Almond Flour Brownies With Matcha Mint Frosting

If you’re looking for a chocolate fix this St. Patrick’s day these dense and fudgy almond flour brownies are just the thing you need. They’re made with gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free wholesome ingredients while being rich in protein and healthy fats. And if you’re in need of a much-needed afternoon energy boost the matcha and cocoa powder will be there to save the day.

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12. Spinach Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting

This fabulously green cupcake recipe uses vanilla boxed cake mix while adding pureed spinach for color. If you’re iffy about using boxed cake mix just check the natural aisle of your grocery store for a mix that’s organic or lacks preservatives. After baking, they’re frosted with a delicious cream cheese icing flavored with some yummy Irish cream liqueur.

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13. 5 Ingredient Green Keto Cookies

A natural chemical reaction between an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid in sunflower seeds and baking soda makes these cookies green! One reviewer who made these healthy green cookies reported a deeper “green” when using raw sun sunflower seed butter and baking at a lower temperature for a couple more minutes than instructed.

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