tropical kale smoothie

tropical kale smoothie | Cody Uncorked

Happy Monday, y’all! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

This smoothie is the perfect breakfast for a warm summer day. The mango and OJ make it sweet while the greek yogurt and banana make it creamy. Peel and break your banana into pieces to freeze overnight and make sure to use fresh orange juice!

Tropical Kale Smoothie

ingredients
2 handfuls kale, torn
1 banana, frozen
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup frozen mango chunks
optional: shredded unsweetened coconut

directions
Place all ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth. Add more OJ or almond milk as needed to get your preferred consistency. If you have the coconut, use an orange slice or bit of almond milk to wet the sides of your glass, then swipe through the dry coconut to make a delicious rim.  

Enjoy!

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tropical kale smoothie | Cody Uncorked

fresh strawberry + popsicle mojitos

strawberry + popsicle mojitos | Cody Uncorked

When I think of summertime cocktails, mojitos and margaritas are the first thing to come to mind. Mojitos are super refreshing with lime and mint – and like margaritas – are delicious when mixed with fresh, seasonal fruit.

You should definitely try this recipe while strawberries are still in season, but you could easily substitute any other berry, pineapple, watermelon, etc. The popsicles make it a perfect afternoon libation and would be super fun for a party!

Fresh Strawberry + Popsicle Mojitos
recipe for 1 serving; see below for batch directions

ingredients
3 strawberries, rinsed + hulled
5 mint leaves
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
2 oz white rum
1 oz club soda
1 fruit popsicle (lime or strawberry)

directions
Muddle strawberries, mint, lime juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add rum and a handful of ice cubes, then shake to combine. Pour into a tall glass and top with club soda and additional ice subes, then add popsicle.

Adjust the amounts of rum, lime juice and simple syrup as needed. Don’t forget that the popsicle will melt and add additional sweetness!

NOTE: to make a large batch, muddle the first four ingredients in a pitcher, then add rum. Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve. Distribute among glasses and top with ice, club soda and popsicles.

Cheers!

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strawberry + popsicle mojitos | Cody Uncorked

life lately | we bought a house!

It has been just about a million years since I last posted. I hate that! But y’all…things have been busy. Like, really busy.

I’m sharing some highlights below, but the biggest thing that happened between when I last posted and now is…we bought a house! We are so excited to move in. I’m especially thrilled about using our new kitchen. Yay!

we bought a house | Cody Uncorked

In the midst of being bonkers busy, I’ve managed to keep Instagram updated with the latest happenings and food adventures. If you don’t follow me there, you should!  Here’s a little taste of recent highlights: 

In March, I was in three cities in three state in three weeks for work – it was crazy! I started in San Diego, where I had In-N-Out with #noragrets

we meet again 🍟🍔💛 // added chiles this time for a little heat! #animalstyle #innout

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Then I went to Boston, where I guess I didn’t take any pictures, but I know had a blast.

Finally, I went to Salt Lake City where I ordered from the toast menu (yes, a menu of fancy toast!) at Publik Coffee Roasters.

 

Right after I got home, I was in a wedding for our two dear friends, Audrey and Rob. It was so beautiful and such an honor to be by their sides.

After that, my parents came to visit! So fun!

happy 63rd bday, fifteen years and year + a half anniversaries, bought a house & mother's day! 💐🎉💕

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The next week we closed on our house!!!!! So exciting. Much more to come on the new space and new kitchen. I can’t wait to show you guys!

After that, we made this 3-foot charcuterie board that blew our minds:

 

This salad was pretty insane too – roasted beets and fried goat cheese medallions are meant for each other. 

 

To balance out all this meat and cheese and carbs and excitment, I made this tropical fruit + kale smoothie with greek yogurt and almond milk. Maybe I’ll share the recipe for it?

 

Then I went to NYC for work and had an INCREDIBLE bagel from Black Seed Bagels. Can you even believe this thing?

had to do it 👌🏼🗽💥

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Most recently, we visited my parents in Beaufort for Memorial Day Weekend. We went to the drive-in theater, made homemade mussels and relaxed. We also picked our own strawberries at a local farm – they were incredible!

 

So, there you have it. A recap of what I’ve been up to and a promise to get back on the recipe-posting wagon ASAP.

If you read all the way to here, you’re a true friend.

HUGS!

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