It’s officially time to celebrate all things green! St. Patrick’s Day is a popular holiday far beyond the beautiful shores of the Emerald Isle (aka Ireland). According to the US Census, approximately 31 million Americans claim Irish heritage. No wonder dozens of cities across the country proudly host well-attended festivals and parades each year. It’s a holiday enjoyed by the Irish and non-Irish alike to recognize a vibrant culture steeped in rich traditions.
If you’ll be planning your own event, rather than serving green beer (yes… it’s a thing!), why not try our newest mocktail recipe? Impress your lucky guests with your bartending skills by serving this festive, healthy, and flavorful lucky mint mocktail recipe. Combine with a fun menu and your favorite green décor, and you’ve got a real celebration!
Lily’s Lucky Mint Mocktail Ingredients
- 1 cucumber, cut into large pieces
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/3 cup mint
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 limes, peeled
- 2-inch piece of fresh ginger
- 2 cups coconut water
- 4 Tbsp Lily of the Desert inner fillet juice
- Lime wedges to garnish
Super Easy Recipe Directions
Making this delicious mocktail only takes a few minutes! You’ll need a blender, a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth), and a large mixing bowl.
- Place all of the ingredients in the blender
- Blend until smooth
- Place the nut milk bag into the mixing bowl
- Pour the juice into the bag
- Squeeze until all of the liquid is in the bowl, and you’re left with dry pulp
- Coat the rim of your glasses with lime and serve the juice over cubed ice. Enjoy!
What Makes This Mocktail So Lucky?
You won’t find any shamrocks or four-leaf clovers in this recipe, but we have included significant health benefits. These powerful ingredients are sure to put a smile on the face of any leprechaun!
Spinach is an immune and energy booster thanks to high levels of iron and magnesium. It’s loaded with bone-protecting nutrients, including calcium and vitamin K.
Cucumbers have a high water content (about 95%) which supports hydration. Their fiber also helps with regularity.
Coconut water, another hydration builder, is high in potassium (which aids in lowering blood pressure). It also helps control acne and kidney stones.
In addition to its vibrant flavor, Ginger has anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and antioxidant properties and may help lower cholesterol.
Mint has been credited with relieving stress, alleviating allergy, asthma, and cold symptoms, and supporting weight loss.
Lastly, aloe vera juice has many health benefits for your body. It supports your immune and digestive systems, helps reduce toxins, and promotes better nutrient absorption.
Here’s to good luck and good health! Cheers!
Where Can I Find Lily of The Desert Products?
We’ve made purchasing our products easy for you! They’re available in most major grocers and health food stores. Use our store locator to find a convenient retailer, or shop online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins.