Juice of the Week: Green Juice & Dreams of Morocco

May 2013

This glass does not contain mint tea.

Moroccan Glass 01

This glass does not contain mint tea, but it makes me think of it- Moroccan mint tea to be precise. This was the tea I sipped from a similar glass, with bunches of fresh mint and scoops of raw sugar, when I was studying in Aix-en-Provence, France. The rich, North-African cultural influences exposed me to pots and pots of the refreshing tea, tagines and assortments of honey-saturated desserts. All the while, I was dreaming and plotting trips to Morocco. I made three attempts, but for various reasons, I still have never been there.

Moroccan Glass 02

Lately I have Morocco on the brain. This glass, though filled with fresh juice, transports me to Aix-en-Provence and to Marseille and fills my head with visions of the Morocco’s busy market stalls, richly colored textiles, lanterns, Moorish architecture, brass teapots and steam from the ritual pouring style of Moroccan mint tea. Someday I will once again sip authentic mint tea from a glass just like this.


Zuccholi Apple
makes 2 quarts

2 zucchinis
1 floret of broccoli
4 Meyer lemons
1 regular lemon
4 granny smith apples

Juice of the Week documents my goal to drink fresh juice daily (made in batches weekly).

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