I’m generally weirded out by green juice, so when Daily Greens hit us up asking if we’d like to try a sample of their cold-pressed green juice, I’m not going to lie: I almost declined. I like veggies. I like juice. I don’t know, it’s a mental thing with the swampy color. After reminding myself that I do enjoy a good cucumber collins, though, I decided to give it a go. Turns out Daily Greens is a good gateway green juice. I made a green lemonade cocktail, a green smoothie, and I even had a few poured over ice for breakfast!
Now that it’s finally warmed up, my roommate set up some furniture out back so we’ve been spending more time outside, and of course outdoor drinking. Last weekend a friend and I had plans to go see a play, so I figured we might as well have a cocktail out back in the sun before heading out. We used the Green Lemonade with some vodka and a little simple syrup, which may not have even been needed. It was totally refreshing and even had a little kick as the Green Lemonade has cayenne pepper.
I wanted to try one more variation, especially for some of the greener, more intimidating juices, so I went for a smoothie. I just added some frozen strawberries and a few ice cubes to the Elevate juice (pear, spinach, watercress, cucumber, lime) in the blender with the single-serving attachment (love that thing) and that definitely sweetened the situation. The strawberries also overrode the green color :) This is a good post-exercise drink as the spinach and watercress will give you the protein needed for Michelle Obama Arms.
While typically end up roasting my greens, it can get old. Juice is a nice, summery, and easy way to get those veggies in. Daily Greens has recently expanded to DC so you can find them at Whole Foods and Harris Teeter. Although, if you’re like me and hate driving / carrying things, just order it online. You can get a 7-pack of a variety or of which ever ones you like best. Kind of handy if you have one per day. Totally recommended; the lemonade especially is killer.