The Day After St. Paddy’s Green Shake.

18 Mar

It’s the day after St. Paddy’s Day and you have to be in at work in less than 12 hours. Feeling a bit… ahem… bloated? Puffy? Not your perkiest?

Time for a green remix… it’s time for The Day After St. Paddy’s Green Shake.

I promise you – This shake tastes exactly like the best pistachio milk shake you have ever had in your whole entire life. Never had a pistachio milk shake?? Well, this is what the best one in the world tastes like. This is not a hyperbole. This is fact.

Here are the deets:

1/2 cup soaked raw cashews *
2 cups filtered water
3 large handfuls washed trimmed Kale **
2 frozen bananas
1 tsp almond extract (the secret weapon)
Blend all above ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more almond extract as desired. Extra Bonus: throw in a handful of cacao nibs.
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- – – – –  ** The Super Star: Kale – – – – -

Kale is a superstar in pretty much every health department. Cancer fighter? Check. Antioxidant and flavonoid powerhouse? Check. Anti-inflammatory? Check. Weight loss? Check.

So why embrace the kale this March 18th? In addition to knocking the socks off every other food in the nutrition department, Kale reigns supreme in detoxification. After embracing your inner Irish yesterday, embrace some Kale detoxification tonight.
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3 reasons not to be scared off by Cashew‘s fat content -
1)  75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, and most of the acid content is oleic acid (same as olive oil). Bottom Line: Docs say that compounds in cashews promote heart health.
2) Using a little bit of the healthy fat from Cashews makes a creamy, almost ice cream like shake. Hey… taste counts as a selling point!!
3) * * * Here’s where Cashew’s superstar detoxifying powers come in… cashews (and other nuts) are considered a top 10 detox food for the liver. So eat away and let the detoxification begin!
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 So recline, reminisce on your St. Paddy’s day Darty, and sip a smooth, creamy, deliciously detoxifying The Day After St. Paddy’s Day Green Smoothie. Happy Leprechoning!
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Let’s take it to the Blogs – 
- Chocolate Covered Katie puts together THE BEST line up of healthy, St. Paddy’s day inspired desserts…. I WANT THEM ALL.
- Peas and thank you steps away from the blender and shows us their favorite 21 all natural green recipes.
-  Don’t limit your Kale to just St. Paddy’s day… 365 days of Kale brings us the green all year round!
- Go Green America TV and healthy blender recipes deliver twists on the green pistachio shake.
- Healthy smoothie HQ whips up a lighter, greener St. Paddy’s day shake that is refreshing and tasty!
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So come on… was that or was that not the best pistachio milk shake of your life??!
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