Oh, don’t tell me you never had trouble naming a creation of yours! Before I get into that, it’s May and that means it’s National Strawberry Month. I received a boat-load of strawberries after my farm tour to an Oxnard strawberry farm and the family has been having a blast with these delicious strawberries. We eat them straight up, with cereal, with ice cream… with ANYTHING. I decided I needed a pick-me-up to get my health and energy back in-line. And what else did I have my fridge? Pomegranate juice and kale. Hmmmmm….
I put all three ingredients in the blender and YUMMO! So good! I get my kale in raw (it’s a bit rough for me to eat in a salad) and I get all the nutritional benefits of all three power ingredients.
I could end the post there, but that would be dull. What really hung me was what to name this thing. So, I did a little research and found these definitions:
ade: fruit drink: a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice.
cooler: a tall drink, consisting of liquor, soda, and a fruit garnish.
slushy: a flavored frozen drink.
slurpee:a flavored frozen drink sold at 7-Eleven.
smoothie: a thick, smooth drink of fresh fruit puréed with milk, yogurt, or ice cream.
mocktail: non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic beverages.
juice: the liquid obtained from or present in fruit or vegetables.
spritzer: wine and soda water mixed.
punch: punch is the term for a wide assortment of drinks, both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, generally containing fruit or fruit juice
Although “punch” seems to fit anything, my drink wasn’t what most would think of when you think of the traditional “punch.” I first thought “cooler” would fit, but it has no alcohol. Although I could easily remedy the situation, this drink wasn’t meant to be a cocktail. But, feel free to spike it with vodka, tequila or even some rum.
My hubby regularly makes himself a fun drink when he comes home from work. When he saw some of it in the fridge and asked what it was, I told him. He put it back. I asked why.
“I’m not adding alcohol to a drink containing kale.”
I suppose it does seem counterintuitive.
So, feel free to help me NAME THIS DRINK! I’m sure you will come up with a more creative name than I did!