Sunday, March 16, 2014

Go Green for St. Patrick

You may have seen a beautiful slim woman (me) drinking a glass of something green and seemingly enjoying it while the companion is winching and grimacing at the taste.  It seems to be so popular to "juice" vegetables and fruits to come up with colorful concoctions.

For St. Patrick's Day, I juiced freshly picked kale from my garden.  The sun kissed kale is such an anti-oxidant powerhouse of a vegetable.

This is the green drink I made:  To soften a healthy handful of kale to make a rather full cup, I cooked it for a few minutes and saved the liquid and added water to measure 1 and 1/2 cups.

I finely chopped celery to make about 3/4 of a cup along with 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley and topped this off with a handful of chopped spearmint.

To this mix, I added a coarsely grated apple (Granny Smith), squeezed the juice of a small lemon, chopped some of the peel, and added to the fruit.

In my blender I juiced the kale and water, celery, parsley, mint, apple, and lemon with some of the peel.  I used my hands to squeeze the emerald green concoction into a sieve over a small bowl.

The final result was two servings of juiced kale that I poured over ice in crystal glasses so that my husband and I could make a green cheer for St. Patrick.

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