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Hanukkah Cocktails: 8 Days of drinking!

3 Dec

Smithsonian Mag recently came out with an article on their website listing “The Eight Cocktails of Hannukah“!

Read the article to find more, but here are some of my faves:

He'Brew Beer

Menorah Martini

The Dreidel

Sorry this shtik is so short but I’m a busy goy who can’t spend all day schlepping around like a schmuck!  Ahhh love Yiddish for Dummies!  Shalom!!!

My breakfast made me HAPPY :)

2 Nov

I am the last person to ever recommend a drink sans (that either means “without” in another language or I made it up) alcohol, but I feel obligated to quickly post about this amazing smoothie recipe I made for breakfast!

Sorry it's a terrible picture....and in a BL Lime glass.

It’s called the Green Monster and I am completely obsessed.  Green Monster smoothies are supposed to provide you with tons of energy and make you feel good on the inside and outside.  Did a little research and apparently these smoothies have become so popular there is actually a Green Monster movement.

Here is the basic recipe I stole from Oh She Glows, blogger who started Green Monster movement: 

  • 2 cups organic spinach
  • 1-1.25 cups milk (I used vanilla soy)
  • 1 tablespoon flax (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • ice

 Put first four ingredients in blender in this order: flax, spinach, banana, milk.  Blend for a minute, add ice and blend until completely pureed.  Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!

I can just picture my roommate Christina cringing as she reads the word “spinach” in the ingredients list (you should have seen her face when I told her I was making fish tacos for dinner…in her defense, that is a gross recipe name) …but trust me this tastes NOTHING like spinach at all! It’s actually really sweet and refreshing!  I added a couple packets Splenda because I am an addict and need my daily fix but it’s really not even necessary for this smoothie!

Best part is I have SO MUCH ENERGY! It’s only 11 am and I have already written a paper, gotten dressed and ready for class, done some laundry and found motivation to write this entry!  My next goal is to find out how this magical smoothie will translate into a cocktail…stay tuned 🙂