these past couple of weekends have been so beautiful. frank and i have got into a new, spring-y rhythm full of longs walks, afternoon picnics at the park, frequenting farmers' markets, taking our little pup to the dog park and sipping iced coffees! as we spend more time outdoors we come into contact with all sorts of people - friends, neighbors, acquaintances, doggie friends, and also the random people that are not quite nice or respectful. i guess i should be happy that more often than not, people in our little neighborhood are generally kind, but this weekend we came across a bunch of people at our local park who were disrespectful and (sorry, but) straight-up a-holes. we were enjoying some time in the park when our space was rudely disrupted by a rather unprofessional yoga photo shoot. they neither excused themselves nor apologized when we asked for some space, rather responded with disrespectful comments.
whatever the case may be, i know these kinds of people are the exception and not the norm, but i would hope they would realize at some point, that no matter how important you feel your job is, people's personal space still matters; that practicing common decency and respect on a daily basis is still a relevant thing!
in an effort to rid my mind of these folks, i spent the next afternoon breathing deeply and sipping on this soothing and refreshing green juice. green juices are a favorite around here. as the weather warms up i usually purchase too many greens to consume during the week. by week's end there are surely leftovers which make their way into the blender. today i used microgreens. i can't get enough of these beauties; i thought their soft leaves and subtle taste would be a satisfying addition to this juice. i threw in some mint, lemon juice, mango and ginger, all for their therapeutic properties and a nutrient boost! cheers to you all, friends! xo
microgreen, mint + mango juice for one
| serves 1 |
i used microgreens here because i had a boat-load of them leftover. however, you can use any greens of your choice, be it chard, spinach, or kale. i give directions using a blender, but feel free to use your juicer, just skip the straining step below.
- 1/2 cup mixed microgreens
- 1 large sprig mint (approx. 6-8 large leaves)
- 1 mango, peeled and cut into chunks
- a 1-inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped rough
- juice from 1 lemon
- 5-6 coconut water ice cubes (you can also use water ice cubes)
- chia seeds
- extra mint leaves
- place all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend for about 1 minute. for a juice without pulp, pass the juice mixture through a fine mesh sieve over your glass. garnish with chia seeds and mint, and drink immediately
to your health! enjoy!