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Happy St Patrick’s Day
Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone! I decided to look up the history of St Patrick’sDay and to my surprise, learned some things I was not aware of! According to history.com “Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
The first recorded St. Patrick’s Day parade was held not in Ireland but in New York City in 1762, and with the dramatic increase of Irish immigrants to the United States in the mid-19th century, the March 17th celebration became widespread.” I would never have imagined the St Patrick’s Day parades began in New York! Makes a lot more sense to me now why, when I was in New York in 2006, the St Patrick’s Day parade was huge and crowded! A very fun celebration in deed!
In celebration of everything green, I am posting a favorite green drink to honor your health! To help keep you on track, or get you started, on a healthy life style, try this delicious green smoothie. Clean, green and full of fiber, potassium, vitamin C and folate, this smoothie is high in electrolytes and cleanses the skin, kidneys and liver! The apples contain pectin, which is a great form of fiber that may reduce cholesterol levels too. Make sure you use organic produce to reduce your exposure to the harmful pesticides! It will defeat the health benefits, in my opinion, if you do not use fresh organic produce! ENJOY!
3 celery sticks
Juice of one lemon
Small handful parsley
1 C coconut water
1/4 C mint leaves
handful of kale or spinach
Wash all produce well. Chop ingredients and blend in a high powered blender until smooth. Serve, enjoy and Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Posted in Food | March 17 th , 2016 | 0 Comments
Delicious Smoothie Recipes
Days are busy, and making sure we all get the proper nutrition is a priority. I have found that some delicious smoothie recipes solve that problem very easily!
**Note each recipe makes one smoothie
Banana Ginger Smoothie
If there is ever a day where you have an upset stomach, try this banana ginger smoothie which aids in digestion, soothes heartburn, and gives you a natural tummy remedy.
3/4 C greek vanilla yogurt
1 T honey
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger root
Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie
This is a favorite in the house, as it reminds everyone of the orange creamsicles everyone loves, but tis is healthier!
4 ice cubes
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3 T orange juice concentrate, frozen
1 orange peeled
1/4 C plain yogurt
Blend the orange, yogurt, orange juice, vanilla and ice cubes until smooth. Enjoy!
Blueberry Powerhouse Smoothie
Given the amount of blueberries we picked the other day, finding good uses for them has been fun, and delicious!
1 1/2 C blueberries (fresh or frozen)
2 tsp honey
3/4 C vanilla almond milk
1/4 C brewed green tea, COOLED
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
Peach Dream Smoothie
This reminds me of when I was a kid, picking fresh peaches and then having them with cream! Yum!
1/2 C frozen peaches
1/2 C strawberries
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1 C milk
2 T vanilla greek yogurt
2 tsp whey protein powder
3-4 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients together and reminisce with me!
Very Berry Smoothie
Living in the Pacific Northwest allows for some amazing perks…berries of all kinds! The trip to the berry farms make memories to last a lifetime! This recipe makes 2 servings.
1 C fresh raspberries
3/4 C almond milk
1/4 C pitted cherries
1/4 C fresh strawberries
1/4 C fresh black berries
1/4 fresh blueberries
1 T honey
2 tsp grated ginger root
1 tsp ground flax seeds
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy a trip to the berry farm with me!
Posted in Food | August 2 nd , 2015 | 0 Comments