Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
As most of you are gearing up for some Jameson and typical St. Patty’s Day foods, we thought we’d give you a healthy alternative to still keep you healthy but allow you to be green!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5 Zucchini’s
- 1 bunch, fresh parsley
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 8 Celery stalks
- 5 Kale leaves
- 2 Cups Water
- Salt & pepper, to taste
Begin by prepping all of the vegetables (rinse, drain, cut off ends) and then rough chop. In a large stock pot then layer the all the veggies starting with celery, green beans, zuchinni, kale and top with chopped parsley. Pour in water and steam for 10-15 minutes. You want to only lightly steam the vegetables until they are tender, but are still a vibrant green. Make sure to not overcook as you’ll lose some of the valuable nutrients. Then taking the entire pot’s contents put into a large blender, Vitamix or food processor. Make sure that the ingredients only fill about half of the container to allow for expansion, as hot foods can explode. If need-be, blend in batches.
Blend until smooth, garnishing with carrots, cilantro or cucumber slices and salt & pepper to taste.
This makes great leftovers and can be stored in the fridge up to 4 days, or in the freezer for longer periods of time.
Happy, Healthy St. Patrick’s Day!