St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and some of us will probably be drinking lots.
Lots of green juices that is!
I have been juicing like crazy this last week, to empty the fridge out a little bit more before I go grocery shopping. Juicing helps me out a ton because food hardly ever goes to waste and I also get a lot of nutrients and vitamins all in one shot. Go me!
I wanted to share this easy recipe of mine for you guys because I think it’s super tasty and refreshing, and definitely green just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
My great-grandparents immigrated to the United States from Ireland, but it does kind of bum me out that I don’t know too much more about them. About two or three years ago I started to do some family research on Ancestry.com, and I did find out their names, at least! For example, some of my ancestor’s surnames were Cullens, and yes, the first thing my mind went to was the Twilight series.
I also remember begging my dad every year to take me to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, and he ended up taking me once in the fifth grade. I got to miss school that day too, and even though I felt a little guilty about the fact that I wasn’t in class, I reasoned with myself that my visit to NYC was for educational and cultural purposes only, nothing more. If I happened to have fun while I was there, well, I couldn’t help that.
How I Make My St. Patrick’s Day Green Juice
This is just one of the ways that I make my green juice, and I added a couple of new ingredients today that I didn’t realize I was storing in the fridge, like aloe vera my mom left behind from one of her visits. I like to use whatever I have on hand, and today that included:
- Green Bell Peppers – Vitamin C, B6, and K
- Green Apples – Antioxidants, Potassium, and Vitamin K
- Cucumbers – Vitamins A, K, C, Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese
- A Baby Kale and Spinach Blend – Vitamins A, K, Calcium, and Folate
- Aloe Vera – Vitamins, A, C, E, B12, folic acid, and choline.
- Lemon juice – Vitamin C
I near measure anything in the kitchen, so I apologize for the amateur way I’m going to describe this to you, but this is a really easy recipe, so I’m not going to botch this too hard. All I do is eyeball it, cut up what I’ll be putting in the blender, actually put in the blender with some water, blend it, and last but not least, I strain it. I usually fill the blender about one third of the way with water, but sometimes I pour a little less, depends on how many veggies I’m using. See, it’s really easy and there you have it, a healthy breakfast drink to start off this Saturday morning on the right foot.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!