5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

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5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

Waking up at 6:00 in the morning to binge drink is only truly acceptable one day a year at UIUC. That day this year is Friday, March 3, which is also known as Unofficial. You definitely will not want to start this day-long event on an empty stomach, so we’ve got you covered. 

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

The following is a list of the top green foods that will start your Friday of skipping classes to get drunk off right. Pair your breakfast with one of these seven genius ways to make green beer without food coloring and you’ll be set for a fun day ahead.

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

Spinach Muffins

Ingredients

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey

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5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

These muffins aren’t as bad as they sound! Although there’s spinach in them, these muffins are actually pretty sweet.

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

You’ll definitely need lots of vitamins and minerals to boost your defenses when you start drinking this Friday. Leafy greens, like spinach and kale, are perfect to eat before going out. Spinach contains the protein, iron, vitamins and minerals your body needs to prepare for Unofficial.

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

Green Pepper and Fried Eggs

Ingredients

5 Green Foods To Start Your Unofficial With

  • 1 large bell pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • salt and pepper

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These look like four-leaf clovers, so that’s adorable. Eggs are perfect to eat before a day of drinking because they contain the amino acid needed for your body to break down alcohol. Eggs are also one of the best foods to cure a hangover, making them an awesome post-Unofficial snack, too. 

Green Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon green liquid food coloring

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While there’s not much nutritional value to these pancakes, they are pretty festive, and therefore a perfect way to start your Unofficial. 

Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 slices bread
  • salt and pepper

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Avocado toast is as basic as it gets, but who cares. Avocado is filled with healthy fats and is digested more slowly than carbs, meaning it’s the perfect thing to eat before binge drinking. Feel free to add an egg to this for additional nutritional value.  

Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice

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Fuel your body up with nutrients and electrolytes from a green smoothie to keep yourself hydrated before you head out the door Friday morning. For additional ideas, check out How to Make a Perfect Green Smoothie.

And to avoid stumbling down Green Street before noon, check out what other foods are a must before drinking, to ensure a safe Unofficial celebration.  

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