Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”

I keep hearing about all these people who juice their vegetables.  I started out very skeptical of all the health claims, but lately I have been becoming more and more intrigued.  It seems like a great way to add greens to your diet.  I finally started to give in when I made my first-ever “green” smoothie tonight.  I know it’s not juice… but it’s a step a closer 🙂

I got my inspiration from The Flirty Foodie’s: “Lean N’ Green Spinach and Avocado Smoothie” and from Iowa Girl Eats: “Green Monster Spinach Smoothie.”  I had trouble picking one, so I used some ingredients from both.  Thanks ladies!

Spinach Smoothie aka “Popeye’s Delight”
IMG_1005Ingredients:

  • ½ of a ripe avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk (I used coconut, but any kind will work)
  • 1 banana
  • 4 cups spinach (or about 2 giant handfuls)

In a food processor, or blender, combine all the ingredients until it reaches your desired consistency.  Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy.

What are your thoughts on juicing?  Is a high-quality juicer worth the investment?

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White Hawaiian

Yesterday was the last day of classes here at the University of Maryland.  So obviously my friends and I went to the liquor store.  On a whim we tried someplace new; which may have been one of our better life decisions… everything was on sale 🙂

This included Kahlua, which was marked down 65% to a little over $5 for a bottle.  If I’ve learned anything in school… it’s that opportunities like this don’t come along every day.  Needless to say I bought the Kahlua and immediately started fantasizing about the White Russian I would make when I got home.

But wait!  Traditional White Russians include heavy cream… and I gave up dairy… womp WOMP.  What’s a primal-girl to do… forgo a celebratory White Russian?  Of course not. Just make a White Hawaiian!

White Hawaiian

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 2 oz. Coconut Milk
  • Ice Cubes

Put a few Ice Cubes in the coolest glass you can find.  Add Kahlua, Vodka, and Coconut Milk.  Drink.