What is a smoothie bowl? Although they may seem similar to a smoothie, they are actually quite unique. A smoothie bowl generally has a thicker ice cream-like consistency and can easily hold all your favorite toppings.This is one of my favorite breakfasts of all time. Every ingredient is considered a super food (yes, even the raw cacao powder), so you can enjoy your fruity and chocolaty breakfast without any guilt and still be full until lunch. You can even slip in a handful of kale or spinach to add some greens into your day without actually tasting it!
For those in the northern United States, winter can feel like a very long season. In Chicago, sip on a classic warm cocktail instead of braving the wind and snow that are so often the hallmarks of the season. We're loving this version from Roger Landes, bar manager at the dual concept Smyth and the Loyalist.
If bourbon ain’t your thing, you can still enjoy a delicious, fresh mint cocktail while you watch the Kentucky Derby this year. This creamy drink will have you shimmying with delight.This recipe is courtesy of Stoli.
This tequila drink is a crafty take on the traditional mint julep. Instead of bourbon and mint, the Banco de Mexico gets tequila and its smoky sister mezcal. It also gets a little creme de cacao for a hint of both chocolate and vanilla. Talk about a variety of flavors!This recipe is on the secret menu at Rosina cocktail lounge at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.
This twist on the classic cocktail, says Jenn Marshall, head of the beverage program at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s movie-dining experience Nitehawk Cinema, was inspired by the Oscar-nominated film, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Thanks to their "bathtub" living area, this Bathtub Gin is one cocktail you'll want over and over again.
If you aren’t in the mood for a cold mojito, but want to put a little Latin spice in your drink, try this coffee drink made with gold rum and crème de cacao. It will warm you up right down to your toes. Most of the time, crème de cacao wouldn’t be considered “slimming,” but in this recipe, it’s the only thing that’s high in calorie.
"My sweet darling," is mon couchon doux translated — and this brunch cocktail, made at TAG in Denver, is just as sweet. Made with a surefire moonshine, Lillet Blanc, and crème de cacao, the cocktail makes brunch a sweet treat.
Los Angeles' Church & State offers this '70s Fondue Party cocktail featuring Selvarey’s Cacao Rum (a five-year aged in bourbon casks and infused with the finest Panamanian cacao), Old Overholt Rye, fig, Demerara, lime, and garnished with cinnamon dusted figs on the rocks – a fabulous drink that batches well for punches.
When it comes to making a smoothie of any kind, I always integrate what I have the most of in my refridgerator. It's more often than not that I have plently of various greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce. These greens in partciular make for very savory green smoothies, and I usually use at least one of each in every smoothie I make. I create my smoothies mostly out of what I have on hand at the moment, and that's exactly how the Green Goddess smoothie came about. It's not exactly GREEN in colour like most of my smoothies, but it definitely makes one feel like a *healthy goddess* while slurping it down.
In no particular order the ingredients are as follows:
1 cup of swiss chard (de-stemmed)
1/2 a teaspoon of cacao powder
1/2 a teaspoon of wheat grass powder
1 cup of ice
8oz of water
1 1/2 bananas
3 to 4 strawberries
a capful of vanilla extract
and last but not least, a tiny splash of almond milk OR rice milk.
It's best if you use a powerful blendor such as a Vitamix because it really blends the ingredients through and through and makes for a very smooth experience, if you know what I mean. Once it's nice and blended just pour your smoothie into a lovely mason jar and voilà! You have yourself a Green Goddess in your hands :) I hope you enjoy this smoothie just as much as I have! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. X
Following Jim Meehan's first port cocktail, the Deep Purple Cocktail, we give you another fall cocktail that's perfectly paired with our favorite indulgence — chocolate. The Crème de Cacao reinforces the chocolate notes in the port and rich malt used to produce this port cask finished single malt Scotch whisky.