Me Gusta El Jugo Verde

Yes, I’ve been gone awhile. I’ve been a little preoccupied with a few really important things.  I know you all understand. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

I’ve also been two-timing you. I started another blog. It had nothing to do with cooking, so I didn’t think it was relevant to share here at Live, Laugh, Cook & Eat. I know some of you have been following my adoption journey at My Truth, and I appreciate that. But I think I’m ready to get back to cooking and sharing.  I am still hoping to share any new developments at My Truth (and I am hoping there will be some–soon).

But for now, let’s get back to all things culinary.

Recently, the family went to Cabo San Lucas and spent a week at our timeshare at Villa Del Palmar. A pretty perfect vacation.

The Hubs in Cabo.

The Hubs in Cabo.

Before Guy and I were married and for a few years after, we used to go every year.  We loved it (except for maybe that one year when I almost got washed away by that rogue wave).

Oops.  Don't pose for pictures on the Pacific side.

Oops. Don’t pose for pictures on the Pacific side.

We loved the sun, the sand, the laid back vibe . . . and especially the food.  Okay, I also liked the tequila.  Still do.  That may be what keeps me going back at this point.  It’s certainly not that I still look good in a bikini–because I don’t.  But the tequila still tastes damn good.

On this most recent trip, I discovered Green Juice, or Jugo Verde.  It was at breakfast one morning–I may have been just a tiny bit hungover. In my state of half-consciousness, I made the snap decision that the Green Juice looked like it had enough anti-oxidants in it to be good for me. Turns out it did.  By the end of the trip I couldn’t get enough of it. And it had a magical effect on my hangover(s). Bonus!

Hangover cure: Jugo Verde

Hangover cure: Jugo Verde

Printable Recipe

JUGO VERDE (Green Juice)


  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • handful of spinach or baby kale
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup diced nopales (pear cactus paddles)
  • handful of fresh parsley
  • 8-10 mint leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • water, as needed


Blend all ingredients together in a blender, adding water as needed. Strain through a medium sieve and chill. Serve cold.

13 responses to “Me Gusta El Jugo Verde

    • Thank you, Lisa! Yes, I think you can eat those paddles! Although it may be easier to just buy them already prepped and cleaned at the grocery store!

    • Thanks, Tina! Over the past few months, I’ve had so many good intentions about getting back to food blogging . . . life gets complicated sometimes! Let me know if you try the juice. 😉

  1. For the record the wave picture was my one and only artistic contribution to our family photo album.

  2. You’re back to blogging! We’ve missed you…on both blogs! Although I am a little fearful of green drinks, this sounds really refreshing and I would try it!

    • You would love it! You mostly taste the pineapple and mint. Really refreshing. And if you’re afraid of the cactus, you can leave it out and just use another celery rib and more cucumber. 😉

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