I have been DYING to share this little tip with you guys. It’s a game changer.
So let’s back up a few steps to start. If you don’t already know from reading my last post, I am SERIOUS about St. Patty’s day. I’m from a big family that’s very passionate about our Irish heritage, and have always made sure our St. Patrick’s Day celebration is SUPER extra.
While I love a good pint of Guinness, St. Patty’s is also known for the green beer often served at bars. Green beer is best made with light beers, as the color can become vibrant green when food coloring is added.
I’ve always enjoyed the green beer, but I’m also a bit of an organic/real food obsessor. So the high amounts of food coloring has always been on the back of my mind.
BUT – this is the perfect way to turn your beer (or any drink for that matter) a festive green without having to use artificial coloring.
Sooo has anyone heard of chlorophyll? (Not chloroform – that’s the stuff that kills you). Chlorophyll is what makes plants green, but it’s also been getting major attention in the health & wellness community lately for the wonders it does for our bodies!
Let’s break it down:
- Increased blood production in organs
- Helps heal wounds
- Promotes hormone balances
- Deodorizes the body
- Most IMPORTANTLY – detoxes you!!!
**Facts were adapted from here.
Let’s be very clear. Most people put liquid chlorophyll in their water – it’s the easiest way to add it to your routine.
But – chlorophyll turns your drinks green. It also promotes detox. AKA it’s THE BEST possible way to turn your St. Patty’s beer green – the smart way! I got my chlorophyll here – I have been using it for several weeks in my water each morning!
The only downside is that it does have a slightly minty flavor. For my beer connoisseurs out there – it will affect the taste. It isn’t enough of a difference to matter to me, though – and knowing that I am detoxing my body WHILE avoiding artificial coloring makes it SO worth it.
To use: Simply add 20(ish) drops of chorophyll to your beer of choice. I suggest using a light beer so that it turns a better shade of green! (See above for a snazzy lil animation of me adding chlorophyll to my beer!)
What do you think? Does the artificial coloring in green beer worry you? Turn your teeth green? Who’s planning to buy some chlorophyll and try out green beer the natural way?
Be sure to tag me in your posts if you try it! I’d love to see!
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