Every Day St. Patrick’s Day

Every day should be St. Patrick’s Day, but not in the way you might think. I’m pretty sure most people relate this holiday to wearing a green shirt and drinking green beer until you’re three sheets to the wind, but I suggest a different route.

How about we take this holiday and turn it inside out? How about we still focus on green, but instead of focusing on all of those things that are sure to slowly destroy us, let’s focus on all the supportive things that green can represent and induce!

First of all, green is the color for the heart chakra.

green heart

Concentrating on the color green can help us open the heart. It’s true.

Ingesting the right green foods is even better. By right I’m talkin’ about greens that come straight from the Earth. Living greens, organic, and full of life. These greens contain chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what helps plants turn light into energy. We too, get this energy when we take in greens.

green smoothie ingredients

In the short time that we’ve been running thekitchenmix we’ve learned that many folks are already on this tip. Homeboy Sandman is all about green smoothies. DJ QBert talked about drinking green juice every day, so did Eligh. Most recently Bigg Jus talked about loving shots of wheat grass. So yeah, green is hip hop! And drinking your greens is a good way to increase your intake and start the day off proper.

green smoothie

Greens & Apple Smoothie

2 big handfuls of spinach
1 medium apple, cored and cut into chunks
1 3 to 4 inch piece of cucumber cut into chunks
1 cup water or herbal tea made with greens (peppermint, lemon balm, green tea, nettles)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

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