Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! That was my less-than-impressive Irish accent in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is a day draped in green (including the beer), that honors the “Apostle of Ireland,” Saint Patrick, who is highly revered in Irish culture.
On that day, you might choose to put down that green beer and swap it for a nice, tall glass of this Super Green Detox Smoothie. (Want to take this drink to the next level? Hollow out your mini watermelon and make it into a smoothie bowl!)
What makes this smoothie so incredibly healthy is the combination of greens and a popular Korean chili paste called Gochujang. This savory and spicy Korean condiment is packed with a number of vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C and carotene. It’s the perfect way to go green in the St. Patty’s Day spirit.
SUPER GREEN DETOX SMOOTHIE
3 cups watermelon cubes
¼ cup parsley
2 cups packed kale
2 teaspoons green tea powder
2 teaspoons gochujang paste (optional)
3 tablespoons pineapple juice concentrate
6 limes (juice from the fresh squeezed limes)
½ peeled and pitted avocado
Place all ingredients in a blender, such as a Vitamix, with watermelon on the bottom. Start blending slowly until the watermelon is liquefied, then increase speed. Blend for one to two minutes.
Serving size: 1 medium cup
Calories per serving: 160
Fat per serving: 5.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Fiber per serving: 4.6g
Protein per serving: 8% of daily serving
Carbs per serving: 61% of daily serving
UP NEXT: WOULD YOU BUY THIS $200 WATERMELON?