One of our favorite parts of the Four Seasons Costa Rica experience is breakfast, where after the first day, our guy Santos had the drill down and had our green juice, aptly named “The Most Green,” awaiting us to start the day. It’s the drink that makes you a better person — it’s that powerful. OK, almost that powerful. Because sometimes, you want to feel like you’re drinking a garden, which is pretty much the case. There is no fruit juice in the Most Green, because really guys, you should be eating your fruit and drinking your veggies. So while New Year’s resolutions are like the ghost of Christmas past at this point, adding a green juice to your routine this February through spring is a natural reset, that your body will come to crave.
1 large Cucumber
3 cups Spinach
1 cup Coconut water or high alkaline/PH balanced water
½ cup Wheatgrass
½ cup Parsley
1 Meyer lemon
Ginger to taste
1 handful of ice
We have to note that the juice bar at the Four Seasons Costa Rica deserves its own feature. Open all day and stocked with the most fresh ingredients, they can whip up any concoction that you dream of, and there’s no judgment if you want to add in some Costa Rican rum or other spirits to make it more interesting. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, and you are on vacation.
Our recipe adds in a few other ingredients, to the original Four Seasons Most Green, including coconut water and ginger, the former of which is great for inflammation and digestion. That’s the great part of the Four Seasons juice bar – it’s choose any adventure. Optimally this is made with a juicer as you’re getting the most concentrated juice. However, if you don’t have a juicer, place all ingredients in your Vitamix and blend on high until nice and frothy, about 2 minutes. Pour the juice through a fine sieve strainer to take out all the solids, garnish with an edible flower or a slice of cucumber, and serve ice cold.