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Drink Away Your Hangover


By Lilia Del Bosque Oakey Whitehouse

After a Saint Patrick’s Day filled with drinking, jigging, drinking, pub song singing, and more drinking, your body is going to be hurting in the morning. But don’t reach for that greasy late breakfast. Try this Green St. Pat’s Recovery Drink to refresh your body for another day of celebrating.

Want to take this drink to the next, most refreshing level? Use local ingredients to get the most out of your veggies while supporting local farmers. Almost all ingredients can be found locally at Ever’man, the Palafox Market on Saturday mornings, or Bailey’s Produce.

Ingredients:
1 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
Juice from 1 Lemon
2 Green Apples
6 Kale leaves

Supplies:
Juicer or blender
Knife
If using a blender, you’ll also need a spatula and a Nut Milk Bag (found at a health food’s store) or a paint strainer (a less expensive alternative, found at a hardware store).

Method:
1. Prep the veggies. Core and slice the apples and cut the kale leaves away from the stem. If you’re using a blender, cut all the veggies into 1 inch pieces.
2. Put all veggies except lemon in the juicer or blender. If your blender is weaker, break the veggies into two groups.
3. Liquefy until consistent and smooth. If using a blender, blend in burst, using your spatula to mix the juice.
4. If using a blender, place your nut milk bag or paint strainer in a pitcher. Pour juice into strainer. Twist the top closed and use your hands to push juice through the strainer. This is to get overly fiber-y parts out and to make the juice smooth. Add lemon juice once juice is strained.
5. Pour into a glass and enjoy! This juice can be enjoyed at room temperature or chilled. If you want to make it in advance, it can be stored in a sealed container for up to three days.

Makes 16 ounces of juice—enough for you and your drinking buddy.

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