Get your booze and veggies too with this deliciously refreshing Strawberry Ginger Kale Daiquiri
Welcome to Day 2 of Booze Week. I’m off pulling a fun prank on my kids today. My son flew in for vacation, so I’m off work for 10 days. Today I’m forcing the entire family to go see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles against their will. My son was such an obsessed, avid fan when he was little. So as payback for all the hours I’ve put in watching it when he was younger I made them all go see it, even though they didn’t want to. I’m cool like that. I’m be laughing my head off while they cringe in their seats. Yes, I’m Kim, and I have a weird sense of humour.
Today’s special guest is a fellow Canuck. Please welcome Davida of The Healthy Maven to the blog today. I just love this gal, she’s a gorgeous lady making beautiful food. You will love all her recipes, and her style. I encourage you to head over and stalk her blog like I do.
Hello Cravings of a Lunatic readers! My name is Davida and I blog over at The Healthy Maven. It may seem weird that I write a healthy food blog but jumped at the opportunity to create a boozy drink recipe for Kim, but soon you’ll see why…
As much as I preach ALL THE KALE, I also think a healthy lifestyle requires a hefty dose of alcohol. If it doesn’t work for ya, more power to you but I know for a fact that I am a better person after a glass (or three) of wine.
But sometimes wine isn’t gonna cut it and you need the hard stuff. However, I am only 24 and do not feel mature enough to be drinking any type of alcohol straight up. I consider myself in the life-phase where sugary, bright-coloured drinks are still socially acceptable. Or so I tell myself.
But just because I drink like an 18 year old on the beach in Mexico, doesn’t mean I need to put myself into a sugar coma. I’d also like to make it through my 20s without developing scurvy so I figured it’s a win-win scenario if I mix some kale with my booze.
You see, I consider hiding vegetables in your food/drinks a real hobby of mine. Some of you play a sport, or knit or binge-watch the Kardashians. I sneak kale into your daiquiris. Different strokes for different folks, ya know?
Now before you get your panties in a bunch, I promise you cannot taste the kale. You can thank the ginger for that. It also managed to mask the rum, which then led to me drinking both servings of this recipe. At 2:00 PM. But hey, at least I ate my veggies!
If you also have an affinity for hidden veggies or tricking people into eating spinach in their brownies, then I think we might make great friends. Come swing by my little corner of the Internet and say hi! Although I can’t promise I won’t be blogging under the influence…
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup ice
- 1 T honey
- 2 tsp dried ginger divided (1 tsp for daiquiri mix and 1 tsp for rim)
- juice 1 lime
- 3 ounces rum 2 single shots
- 1 cup kale de-stemmed and chopped
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
To make ginger “rim” on glass, take squeezed lime and run over the rim of two cups. Roll cups in dried ginger until coated.
Pour daiquiris equally into two glasses.
Recipe and Photo Credit to The Healthy Maven
Thank you so much to Davida for guest posting for me today. I cannot express how grateful I am to have such amazing friends. I am one lucky girl.
Please be sure to swing by Davida’s blog, The Healthy Maven to stalk this gal. You are going to thank me for telling you do so. She posts such cool recipes, and you’ll be hooked in no time. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too. Follow her everywhere. You’ll be glad you did.
Thank you so much to Quarry Spoon and Molecule R for donating prizes for Booze Week. Molecule R has graciously donated 2 Mixology Kits. The winners can choice from their Margarita R-evolution Kit, their Cosmo R-evolution Kit or their Mojito R-evolution Kit. Quarry Spoon has graciously donated 1 copy each of Apothecary Cocktails, Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, Architecture of the Cocktail, and Shake, Stir, Pour. You can follow Quarry Spoon on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can follow Molecule R on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as well.
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Toodles and smoochies! xx