Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Goin' Green

On St. Patty's Day, Chicago paints the river green. Irish Americans celebrate with song and dance (err... bagpipes). Corned Beef & Cabbage is consumed by the majority of the population. Green Beer is poured at every Irish Pub. McD's produces the Shamrock Shake.

I celebrate the green smoothie. Inspiration: Green Smoothie Blog.

Sweet Irish Creme Recipe
2 Bananas
1 Kiwi
Couple Handfuls o' Spinach
Handful o' Green Grapes
Couple o' Mint Sprigs
Dash o' Vanilla
1/2 cup o' Soy Milk
6 ice cubes

I stepped off the plane in MSP at 6 PM. By 7 PM I was at the co-op filling up my re-usable bag with fresh greens and fruits.

Baby Spinach, Dinosaur Kale, Wheatgrass, Bananas, Green Grapes, Asian Pears, Kiwis, Ataulfo Mango, Cherimoya Apple, Blood Oranges, Tangerines, Avocados, Mint Springs - all smoothie ingredients.

Butternut Squash for roasted sweet goodness.

Whoever said the food on Cruise Ships is good was lying. It's nasty. The only hope you have is to find fresh fruits hand-picked off the trees & vines on the tropical Carribbean islands. Due to over-consumption of frozen, processed, not-so-fresh, not-so-organic foods, I am goin Detox. Ridding my body of the garb food that I was served day-in and day-out on the boat.

Barf bucket anyone?


insomniaclolita said...

The green smoothie looks good, happy st paddy's day!:)

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Cheryl said...

Where's the alcohol? ..

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Anonymous said...

Actually most Irish pubs will be serving Guinness... the American bars are serving green beer because they dont' have the sense enough to have Guinness on tap...

Bird* said...

Cheryl - you stiff :) j/k

Liam - Shows how much I know! ha!

Kali said...

That's hilarious - I've never eaten corned beef and cabbage in my life, and I'm Irish!

Where do you get these crazy ideas?

BB said...

yeah i gotta agree about the cruise ship food, we were like pigs at the trough 3+ times a day.