Before I left for Maui I was drinking green smoothies every day and only found juice while I was in Hana.
This time heading to Mexico I was prepared to make my own smoothies on the road and brought my Magic Bullet blender with me.
This actually caused quite a bit of confusion going through US customs but hey some people need to travel with a blender.
Turns out I didn’t.
Suzanne, an About.com Mexico guide, is from Oaxaca and told me green juice aka jugo verde is very popular in the markets and they should have it here too.
It wasn’t on the menu at Villa del Palmar but everyone knew it. They brought me a mix of spinach, celery, parsley, cactus and orange juice.
Everyone wanted to know what this strange mix was and by the end most of the group was drinking it for breakfast as well.
Green juice is the new trend in Canada and the States but it turns out they have been drinking jugo verde here for generations and we just caught on.