Talk Of The Town


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Healthy Green Recipes

Posted at 12:01 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 13:01:33-04

Nutrition Health Coach Kelly Ann Monahan made a Shamrock Shake and Crunchy Kale Chips. For more of Kelly’s cleaning eating and gluten-free recipes, you can find her cookbook, Sweet Healthy Living: Delicious, Easy, Recipes - Clean Eating Never Tasted So Good, at, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and other digital retailers.

Kelly Ann Monahan’s

“Not-A-Sham” Shamrock Shake

*Buy USDA organic ingredients whenever your budget allows.

1 cup (unsweetened) vanilla almond milk
1 large avocado, chopped
½ small banana, chopped
2 tsp. (alcohol-free) vanilla flavoring
Stevia to taste, or (unfiltered) organic honey to taste

Optional Shake Toppings:
Light version: 1 Tbsp. (dairy-free, soy-free) chocolate chips
Sugar-free version: a few fresh mint leaves

Blend all ingredients in a blender on medium. Top with your choice of topping listed above!
*Makes 1 serving

Kelly Ann Monahan’s

Crunchy Kale Chips

*Buy USDA organic ingredients whenever your budget allows

Small bag of chopped kale, washed
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Preheat your oven to 275 degrees F.
After cleaning the kale thoroughly, gently pat it dry to remove any excess moisture. Place the kale in a large bowl. Pour the olive oil over the kale, stirring it (with your hands or a large spoon) to evenly coat the kale. Add in the sea salt and stir it again. Put it on a baking sheet lined with (bleach-free) parchment paper and bake it until crisp. This takes about 20 minutes: turn the kale halfway through baking. Go Green!