Happy St. Patrick's Day!
For more than 1,000 years, Irish men and women have celebrated St. Patrick's Day by drinking, feasting, and celebrating all day! The feasts were often Irish bacon, cabbage, potatoes and lots of beer . Today we take back St Paddy’s day with a nutritional twist – the Green Smoothie
Green drinks come in many forms and flavors, yet all have very beneficial effects on the human body. Green drinks are not only easy to make, but also deliver needed nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in a liquid form. These drinks are made by blending many green fruits, vegetables and legumes together. Some common ingredients in green drinks are cucumber, celery, green apple, kale, wheat grass, barely grass, kelp, spinach, parsley and watercress. While some admire the taste of green drinks, others may use tomatoes or berries to create or conceal flavor.
One of the most beneficial factors in these concoctions are the amounts of their nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants . Vitamin C, B-1, B-6, folate, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium are all present in green drinks. The antioxidant found in green drinks also aids in the treatment and prevention of cancer. According to The American Cancer Society, a diet rich in green foods ( very Alkaline) also reduces the risk of cancer
St Patrick’s Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2-4 servings
1 bunch of kale, finely chopped
1-2 grated carrots
1 cup frozen fruit
1 cup coconut milk
3 cups water
1.Add kale, carrot , frozen fruit and water to a blender and puree very well, about 2 minutes.
2. Add coconut milk and blend for 10-15 seconds more.
3. Serve chilled.