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Purecane’s™ Guide to a Deliciously Sweet St. Patrick’s Day

Even though St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, you can still throw a rockin’ (and safe) little gathering for your family, roommates, or closest friends! In this blog, the Purecane™ team shares our favorite drink and dessert recipes you NEED to try. To start, no need to race out to the nearest party supply store for themed decorations; simply grab some festive cocktail napkins and a green flower arrangement (hello cute succulents or green hydrangeas) from your local grocery store on your next visit. We think the real fun can be in the food and drinks you create! Read on to learn how this year’s St. Patty’s Day can be one for the books.

1. Morning Power-Ups

Since most of us will be getting ready to go to work or school on Wednesday morning, starting your day with quick, easy, and delicious fun is the perfect way to get your whole family in the Irish mood. If you’re a coffee person, definitely brew yourself a Sugar-Free Green Matcha Latte with Purecane™ Individual Packets. A special shoutout to Lisa of @beautybybenz for this trendy recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need (other than an adorable St. Patty’s Day mug, of course):

  • 1 tsp culinary Matcha Powder
  • 1-2 Purecane™ Packets (click to order yours now)
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water
  • 8 oz. unsweetened milk of choice

Directions:

  • Boil water
  • Heat milk in a saucepan on low until it’s steaming
  • Once water is boiling, add matcha powder and Purecane™ Packets. Whisk until combined.
  • Top with steamed milk and enjoy!

If matcha isn’t your thing or if you need an extra bit of protein power in the mornings, try our Green Goddess Smoothie recipe! This reduced-sugar breakfast will not only give you a vitamin-rich start to your morning, but it’s also leprechaun-approved.

Here’s all the green goodness you’ll need:

  • 1 peeled/chopped pear
  • 2 handfuls of spinach OR kale
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1-2 Purecane™ Packets (click to order yours now)
  • 8 oz. unsweetened milk of choice

Voilà! It’s like a healthy pot of gold for your stomach!

2. Post-Work Cocktail

If beer isn’t your go-to St. Patrick’s Day drink, don’t sweat it! We found the perfect (and unique) cocktail recipe to try this year: a Purecane™ signature Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita! Channel spring warmth that’s just around the corner with this fun and fresh cocktail that’s sure to also clear your sinuses.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

Other ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (6-7 limes)
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 6 oz. Tequila
  • ½ medium cucumber (sliced) + a few extra slices for the garnish
  • ½ jalapeño (sliced and de-seeded) + a few extra slices for garnish

For the full (and super easy) directions, please visit our recipe page for the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita!

3. The Greenest Desserts You Can Make

You’ll want to dust off your shamrock-shaped cookie cutters for these deliciously festive Sugar Cookies from Delish! Simply substitute the granulated sugar with Purecane™ Baking Sweetener (using a 1:1 ratio), and the powdered sugar with Purecane™’s all-new Confectioners Sweetener, and you have a more healthy dessert that will taste just like the real thing! Click the link above for the full recipe and directions that gets the whole house involved!

If you want to try a more fancy, unique dessert, check out Purecane™’s recipe for Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes, courtesy of @thomasjohn26. Did we mention both the cake and buttercream frosting are green AND sugar-free? We’ll call that a St. Patrick’s Day win!

Here’s what you’ll need for the cake:

  • ¾ cup Purecane™ Baking Sweetener (click to order yours now)
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Here’s what you’ll need for the frosting:

  • 1 cup sugar-free heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Purecane™Baking Sweetener (click to order yours now)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ - 1 tsp matcha green tea powder

For the full directions, please visit our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes recipe!

If you make any of the delicious recipes mentioned above for St. Patrick’s Day, please tag us in photos on Facebook and Instagram!

Purecane’s™ Guide to a Deliciously Sweet St. Patrick’s Day

Purecane’s™ Guide to a Deliciously Sweet St. Patrick’s Day

Even though St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year, you can still throw a rockin’ (and safe) little gathering for your family, roommates, or closest friends! In this blog, the Purecane™ team shares our favorite drink and dessert recipes you NEED to try. To start, no need to race out to the nearest party supply store for themed decorations; simply grab some festive cocktail napkins and a green flower arrangement (hello cute succulents or green hydrangeas) from your local grocery store on your next visit. We think the real fun can be in the food and drinks you create! Read on to learn how this year’s St. Patty’s Day can be one for the books.

1. Morning Power-Ups

Since most of us will be getting ready to go to work or school on Wednesday morning, starting your day with quick, easy, and delicious fun is the perfect way to get your whole family in the Irish mood. If you’re a coffee person, definitely brew yourself a Sugar-Free Green Matcha Latte with Purecane™ Individual Packets. A special shoutout to Lisa of @beautybybenz for this trendy recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need (other than an adorable St. Patty’s Day mug, of course):

  • 1 tsp culinary Matcha Powder
  • 1-2 Purecane™ Packets (click to order yours now)
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water
  • 8 oz. unsweetened milk of choice

Directions:

  • Boil water
  • Heat milk in a saucepan on low until it’s steaming
  • Once water is boiling, add matcha powder and Purecane™ Packets. Whisk until combined.
  • Top with steamed milk and enjoy!

If matcha isn’t your thing or if you need an extra bit of protein power in the mornings, try our Green Goddess Smoothie recipe! This reduced-sugar breakfast will not only give you a vitamin-rich start to your morning, but it’s also leprechaun-approved.

Here’s all the green goodness you’ll need:

  • 1 peeled/chopped pear
  • 2 handfuls of spinach OR kale
  • ½ an avocado
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1-2 Purecane™ Packets (click to order yours now)
  • 8 oz. unsweetened milk of choice

Voilà! It’s like a healthy pot of gold for your stomach!

2. Post-Work Cocktail

If beer isn’t your go-to St. Patrick’s Day drink, don’t sweat it! We found the perfect (and unique) cocktail recipe to try this year: a Purecane™ signature Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita! Channel spring warmth that’s just around the corner with this fun and fresh cocktail that’s sure to also clear your sinuses.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Simple Syrup Ingredients:

Other ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (6-7 limes)
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 6 oz. Tequila
  • ½ medium cucumber (sliced) + a few extra slices for the garnish
  • ½ jalapeño (sliced and de-seeded) + a few extra slices for garnish

For the full (and super easy) directions, please visit our recipe page for the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita!

3. The Greenest Desserts You Can Make

You’ll want to dust off your shamrock-shaped cookie cutters for these deliciously festive Sugar Cookies from Delish! Simply substitute the granulated sugar with Purecane™ Baking Sweetener (using a 1:1 ratio), and the powdered sugar with Purecane™’s all-new Confectioners Sweetener, and you have a more healthy dessert that will taste just like the real thing! Click the link above for the full recipe and directions that gets the whole house involved!

If you want to try a more fancy, unique dessert, check out Purecane™’s recipe for Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes, courtesy of @thomasjohn26. Did we mention both the cake and buttercream frosting are green AND sugar-free? We’ll call that a St. Patrick’s Day win!

Here’s what you’ll need for the cake:

  • ¾ cup Purecane™ Baking Sweetener (click to order yours now)
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Here’s what you’ll need for the frosting:

  • 1 cup sugar-free heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup Purecane™Baking Sweetener (click to order yours now)
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ - 1 tsp matcha green tea powder

For the full directions, please visit our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes recipe!

If you make any of the delicious recipes mentioned above for St. Patrick’s Day, please tag us in photos on Facebook and Instagram!