FROM LIVE BETTER AMERICA

Anything But Green Beer: 9 Festive St. Patty's Day Drink Alternatives

Gotta love St. Patrick's Day. We get to think, dress and even drink green, whether we're Irish or not.

This year, try your luck on a healthier holiday… pass on the green beer, and celebrate with drinks that are naturally green, and overall better for you. From mojitos to mocktails, smoothies and spiked punch, you'll be feeling o'-so-lucky that you've made smarter choices.

Loading Slideshow...
  • Gluten-Free Mojito Slush

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/gluten-free-mojito-slush/4378bbd0-4736-4f5a-a1a1-2bd5c794c67b/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> Rum, sugar, lime juice, mint and ginger ale combine to create this slushy refresher that's perfect for a St. Patty's gathering.

  • Key Lime-Banana Smoothie

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/key-lime-banana-smoothie/c52e6279-42b7-401b-b7a1-f059d1c5ee8d/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> This creamy smoothie, which contains key lime pie-flavored yogurt and banana, is a great protein and calcium boost.

  • Witches' Brew

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/witches-brew/ee507c35-1859-427d-85c1-b1c1c0b1c534/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> This citrusy brew contains sherbet and frozen limeade, and is ready in just five minutes.

  • Creamy Avocado Smoothies

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/creamy-avocado-smoothies/3467adb2-8286-41cc-b8f2-5f3830039f0f/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious.com shares a smoothie recipe with a surprising ingredient.

  • Honeydew Margarita

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/honeydew-margarita/695a33f6-d976-4d01-81d8-d9f7089e725f/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> Blogger Brooke McLay from Cheeky Kitchen makes an unbelievably fresh, simple margarita with the addition of cool honeydew melon!

  • Apple-Mint Iced Green Tea

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/apple-mint-iced-green-tea/e2026164-5888-4905-8dcf-54ced7d2e8e8/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> Enjoy this cool and refreshing drink featuring the goodness of green tea and mint - ready in 35 minutes.

  • Spa Refreshers

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/spa-refreshers/d47cc2ee-a31b-4854-a238-cc220ad95a4f/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> Light and refreshing with cucumber and lime yogurt, these bright green smoothies will make your St. Patty's Day taste like the spa.

  • Citrus Mock Margaritas

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/mock-margaritas/22cc78df-3e53-43c9-b631-cd7738ebda41/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> This mocktail contains lemonade, limeade and club soda. To pour the club soda without creating a lot of fizz, tip the blender container and pour the soda down the inside surface of the container instead of directly into the liquid.

  • Sweet Sensation Spinach Smoothies

    <a href="http://www.livebetteramerica.com/recipes/sweet-sensation-spinach-smoothies/e0b742b4-87fe-4491-8ac7-69352e5b0dd7/?nicam5=PARTNERSHIPS&nichn5=AOL&niseg5=TDCORE_LBA&esrc=16549">Get the recipe</a> This smoothie's combo of peaches, spinach, pineapples and lime is ready in just 8 minutes.

Featured Video