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!
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.
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.
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.
Salads 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.
1 head of butter or red leaf lettuce or spinach
1 TBSP Walnut Oil
3 TBSP strawberry balsamic vinegar
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.