From the White Lotus Kitchen

Spring Fling

 Juice up!

I recognize not everyone has thawed out quite yet with the occasional bomb cyclone still blowing in to reek havoc, but the quiet hint of spring has nonetheless made itself apparent with its gradual wooing of our hearts.  So, to satiate that desire for fresh blossoms, gardens of herbs, more light, and high spirits, we offer you the perfect elixir.  

This yummy juice can be toned down or taken up a notch.  It can be hit early in the AM just post your celery juice infusion.  It can be used as the base for a killer smoothie.  You can also add black or herb tea to spark up that afternoon low tide, or kick back with the juice and your favorite clear spirit when you determine it must be happy hour somewhere on the planet.  It's so simple.  You’re gonna fall in love.  Enjoy your first Spring Fling and think of us!


3 green or tart apples
3 large slices fresh pineapple (approximately 3/8 of a pineapple)
1/2 lemon (Meyer, if available)
fresh mint
sparkling water (optional)
black or herb tea (optional)
clear spirit (optional)


Juice apples and pineapple.  Strain, if necessary.  Add the juice of 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon.  Mix juices.  Muddle a generous amount of fresh mint in the bottom of a tall glass.  Add ice.  Pour in fresh juice.  Voila, you've got a Spring Fling!

* Also, consider infusing your Spring Fling with any one or a combination of the following options: sparkling water, black tea or herb tea, a clear spirit.  All to taste.