Monday, August 17, 2009

Now That's More Like It!

I have tried to embrace the green drink. Try as I have, I can't quite like it. The best I have been able to make it is "almost palatable." So let me share another green drink with you that is sure to make you smile. Sure to make you sit on the floor if you drink it too fast!

Janine's Frozen Margarita

Ingredient list:
1 can limeade concentrate
Triple Sec or Cointreau

In a blender, dump the whole cylinder of frozen limeade concentrate
Fill the empty limeade container with tequila and dump it in.
Fill it again halfway with triple sec or cointreau. Dump it in.
Optional-dump in a half-cylinder of any special flavoring, such as strawberries or peaches. Otherwise skip this bit.
Now blend this mixture until it is sssmooooove.

This is your Master Mix. Pour it in a pitcher and set aside.

Now, fill your blender with ice. Pour enough master mix over the ice to cover it. Blend the living daylights out of this mixture until it is a smooth velvety boozy pitcher of perfection. Feed to those you love and prepare to have overnight guests.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kitty in the Bag

I'm learning how to post video. Let's see if this works.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Detoxing a la Dr. Oz

I feel the need for a cleansing and refreshing smoothie-type addition to my regime.
Wait...Does over-consumption of bad carbs and cheese and butter and cream and wine constitute a regime?

I really want to up, up, up the amount of raw food in my diet.

I'm going to begin and end each day by drinking a great big glass of Dr. Oz's Green Drink. It's a totally vegan raw, very pulpy juice made of:

handful of parsley
2 handfuls of spinach
stick of celery
2 apples
juice of a lemon
1/2" piece of peeled ginger root
1 cucumber
spring water to help liquefy

I don't have a juicer, so I use the blender. It makes a very pulpy drink (yes, I know I said "pulpy" twice. That's just how pulpy it is) with a taste that I hope will become acquired soon. It's teeming with vitamins and fiber-chocked goodness. You're allowed to switch up the ingredients a little to suit your taste. When I make tomorrow's batch I'm going to substitute one of the apples for a nice ripe peach to add a little more sweetness.

I will resist the temptation to add champagne to it. Well, maybe just on Sundays...