My sister and I like to do something each year to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We were each other’s galentine before Galentine’s Day was a thing.
This year, to celebrate, we had a sister weekend. After spending a night together at home with our parents and our sweet baby kitties, we headed to my place and the adventures began.
We started with the Grand Slam at Arden’s Garden, which has been on our to-do lists for a while. There are four juice shots and a chaser: wheatgrass, ginger, lemon, and cranberry, followed by apple or pineapple. Going in, I was definitely most freaked out about the wheatgrass (because, come on, it’s grass), but it’s the ginger that will get you!
I don’t know what I was expecting, but the wheatgrass tastes exactly like freshly mowed grass smells. After the initial shock, it really wasn’t so bad. I won’t lie — the ginger burns and it doesn’t really stop. But the follow-up of the lemon and cranberry juices helps a little bit. My sister went for the pineapple chaser, but I stuck with apple. Tip: Hold the apple/pineapple juice in your mouth for a moment and relish the relief.
It was probably all in my head, but I felt great after the shots and, even with the ginger, I would do it again!
The next morning, we got up bright and early to head to a warm detox flow yoga class. We got our yoga fix with a background soundtrack that included Beyoncé covers and Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back”.
Throw in a stop for lunch at our grandparents’ house and a few fun errands, and our Galentine’s Weekend was complete! I’d call it a success.