Strawberry Margarita

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I was never a fan of blended drinks until I got a Vitamix and a fridge with an ice maker – now it’s margarita mayhem at my house come the weekend! It’s super hot today so needed something extra refreshing – these hit the spot!

Ingredients
1 1/2 lb frozen strawberries
8 oz tequila
4 oz lime juice
2 oz grand marnier
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
3 c ice

Place all of the ingredients except the ice in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add the ice, pushing it to the bottom of the pitcher, and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately.

Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

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This is my favorite salad! Ok it is probably the strawberry balsamic that I love! I switch up the nuts, lettuce, with what I have on hand.

Ingredients:
3 – 5 c lettuce, Arugala, etc
4 TBSP toasted nuts
1 c fresh strawberries
2 TBSP strawberry balsamic
4 oz goat cheese crumbled
2 tsp olive oil

Toss greens with olive oil and balsamic. Toss in the rest of the ingredients.

Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side.

Strawberry Walnut Salad

Strawberry SaladSalads are highly underrated. With a few key ingredients you can whip up something amazing. I keep lots of different oils and vinegars on hand, if you don’t have the fancy stuff you can use olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Ingredients:
1 head of butter or red leaf lettuce or spinach
1 TBSP Walnut Oil
3 TBSP strawberry balsamic vinegar
Pepper
Salt
1/4 c chopped toasted walnuts
1/4 c crumbled goat cheese
1/4 c sliced strawberries

In a small jar combine oil, vinegar, salt & pepper. Shake vigorously to combine.

In a salad bowl, tear lettuce and drizzle with 1/4 the salad dressing, toss. Add more dressing if needed. Sprinkle with nuts, cheese and strawberries.

Serves 2 – 4.
3 WW PP, 2 servings.

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