I love beer. And having gone to University in Halifax, Nova Scotia beer-drinking was almost a degree requirement (Fun fact: I used to live directly across the street from the cemetery where Mr. Alexander Keith himself was buried!) And I love celebrating this monumental Irish holiday (though, celebrating what? Someone please explain.) in the best way we know how, by drinking (preferably green) BEER!

Bunch o'leprechauns

                                             Bunch O’Leprechauns (Dalhousie University, circa 2012.)

…at least that’s how it used to be when “student” was my full-time job. But truth be told, I am so glad those days are behind me and the green beer (hugely overrated) has stopped flowing. Okay, maybe not stopped completely but we’re trickling here in comparison.

This year however, I am happy to say I will be trading in my green beer for a green pressed juice by Greenhouse Juice Co. If juice isn’t your thing (or you get a little sticker shocked with the price of a juice) try making your own green smoothie like one of these.

East of Eden (Romaine, Kale, Celery, Apple & Lemon)

East of Eden (Romaine, Kale, Celery, Apple & Lemon)

Must I explain why the juice or smoothie is better than the beer? I think not in this case, a vegetable is a vegetable is a vegetable, and veggies are GOOD FOR YOU. Point made.

By all means, enjoy your beers but try something new this year and start/end off your day with the healthier green drink to #lifefitwork AND celebrate St. Patrick!

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