In weekly installments, otherwise known as TwoFaced Tuesday, Melissa, blogger at CupcakesOMG!, and I will choose a shared ingredient. Then, using our own culinary talents, we’ll make whatever delicious paleo dish we can think of. TwoFaced will be a dual blogging adventure. If you start here, you will finish there and vice versa.
For all of our TwoFaced recipes, read here.
I feel like there’s so much to say about it.
I could talk about the negative long-term effects that alcohol can have on the body.
I could talk about the relaxing calm that swirls over you after a few glasses of wine or whiskey.
I could turn this into a personal thing where I talk about the fact that I never really loved drinking. I could tell you about alcoholism in my family. I could tell you how if I get too drunk, I cry and become really insecure.
But I’ll just tell you this: becoming Paleo has and will always have its challenges. There are things I have decided are not worth feeling like shit over, and there are things I will give into when the occasion presents itself.
A glass of wine with my friends = worth it.
A couple vodka sodas with lime when we’re out on the town = worth it.
A few beers at a sporting game = worth it.
And that’s enough for me.
I don’t drink every weekend.
When I do drink, I don’t drink until I black out.
I had more than my fair share of crazy drunk stories.
So deciding to make mocktails as this week’s TwoFaced was a fun idea.
Fun because we like to party and we like to create recipes and we also like to stay healthy and take care of ourselves.
The idea of making a drink for the sole purpose of pretending it’s a cocktail might not appeal to you at all.
I understand the balance between health and having fun. I deal with it daily.
There’s a very fine line between the two.
And this week, that line was a paper straw I stole from Whole Foods.
Paleo Virgin Piña Coladas
1/2 fresh pineapple or 1 cup of fresh pineapple fruit.
1 can of coconut milk
5 ice cubes
I sliced a large ripe pineapple in half. (You’ll know your pineapple is ripe because the bottom smells sweet and you can pull the leaves out from the top easily.)
Using a knife, I cut along the edge of the inside of the pineapple. I scooped the pineapple flesh into a blender.
I used a knife and an avocado scoop to get the hard core of the pineapple out. I did this because I planned to use the pineapple as a drinking vehicle. The choice is yours.
I added the thick coconut cream to the blender (found on the top), not the watery part (found on the bottom).
I added the ice cubes to the blender.
I only had to blend for about 15-20 seconds until everything was mixed and the ice cubes were crushed. Time may vary for your blender.
I poured into the pineapple shell, added my stolen straw and had myself a friggen party.
Bonuses include: clear judgment, ability to drive, lack of tears.
Oh and by “serves two” I meant this:Pin It