St. Patrick’s Day is just a week away and with it, as we all have come to know, is a plethora of green beer, paired with greasy foods, and more often than not, bad decisions. But before you go to kill that keg or throw back an unhealthy amount of carbs and calories, think about swapping out the brews for juice (and smoothies)! Green juice is a healthy, and non-hangover-inducing way to enjoy a festively appropriate colorful beverage this St. Patty’s, completely guilt-free! Here are some of our favorite green recipes and if you just have to infuse some adult beverages into your day, a green cocktail-inspired treatment that is a must!)
Berry Spinach Smoothie from Shane Diet Weight-Loss & Fitness Resorts
Makes 4 servings (about 10 ounces each)
2 cups ice (preferably crushed)
1 cups Blueberries
1 cup Strawberries, chopped
2 cups spinach (packed)
½ cup plain soy milk
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If needed, ingredients can be added individually if the blender is too full.
115 calories | 24g carbohydrate | 1g fat | 4g protein | 41mg sodium | 14g sugar
The Verde Valley from Mii amo Spa
½ hot house cucumber
3 stalks of celery
About 1 cup each of spinach & kale
1 green apple
Juice in a juicer or blend in a high-powered blender!
Editor’s Note: On March 1, Mii amo added a very exciting new offering to their programming: Juicing 101! The Verde Valley is just one of the new juices they’ll be teaching guests not only how to make, but also the benefits of each ingredient! You’ll learn how to blend various veggies for best flavor, different ways to juice, and suggested juicers and blenders best for the home juicer! Juicing 101 Instructor Sari Aboulafia, says of The Verde Valley, “It is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, and is a great morning boost. It is a simple and delicious way to drink your salad. The apple adds just a touch of sweetness to balance the kale and spinach. This is also a very hydrating juice. The Verde Valley juice just gives me an overall sense of well-being.”
Green On-The-Go: Aloha’s The Daily Good, Dried Green Juice Powder
Not a recipe but a great way to get your green on-the-go, Aloha’s dried green juice powder packets are loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients and fit in your back pocket, wallet, or purse! (I like to keep a few stashed at my desk!) Combining nutrient-rich greens, fruits, mushrooms, and other vegan ingredients the packets are perfect for mixing with coconut water (my fave!), regular H2O, into shakes and smoothies, or even as a topping on food!
Learn more, and order, here!
Hiatus Spa + Retreat (Dallas & Austin) Absinthe Minded Treatment
This month, Hiatus Spa + Retreat locations in Texas will offer a new way to experience absinthe in its Absinthe Minded spa treatment! Start with a scrub of crushed sugar cubes and a Vichy shower and move on to a hydrating mask of powdered wormwood as essences of green anise and sweet fennel fill the air around you. Next up, the full intensity of the Vichy shower will bring you back to life and your skin will be hydrated with a light touch of angelica and emeli. The treatment comes to an end with a sip (or few) of the signature Absinthe-Minded cocktail created by Josh Loving of Jeffrey’s. (80-minutes, $195 for non-members, $108+ for members)
Check out even more healthy St. Patrick’s Day recipes here!