Perhaps the time I spent slingin’ corn beef and cabbage at the Dublin Pub back in high school ruined me. I can still smell the stench – a nauseating blend of cabbage farts, whiskey and sweat. Gross! And call me crazy, but I’ve never had the endurance, nor the stomach for 12 hours of beer drinking either.
These days though, I have a new appreciation for the traditions that surround the luck o’ the Irish. Green eggs, green beer, green smoothie?!?
Ever since the green smoothie revolution started, drinking green goodness gives us a reason to feel lucky every single day! So maybe this year, trade in the Irish Soda Bread and the Black and Tan, the stinky gas and the hangover. And instead raise your green smoothie in celebration of love, luck and the leprechauns.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
With love and leprechaun juice,
Yield: 1 quart
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups dark leafy greens blend of choice (kale, spinach, romaine)
- Large handful cilantro
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 stalk celery
- 1/2 lime, peeled
In a high speed blender, add water, greens, cilantro, banana, mango, celery and lime. Blend on high until smooth. Serve and enjoy!