Uhuh. That’s what Dr. Oz serves at his cocktail parties.
I know, this one has to go under the recipe category of Try Because It Sounds So Weird. Then again, when you think about it, any martini is just an excuse to look cool while drinking hard alcohol, and this one looks like you’re trying to be healthy at the same time. Ironic and I love it!
So, c’mon just give this a try!
Their good! Trust me! And all the vegetables cancel out the booze, right?
This recipe was in the goodie bag from Dr. Oz’s cocktail party. See details below.
2 cups spinach
2 cups cucumber
1 head of celery*
1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
1 bunch parsley
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2.5 oz. vodka
2 cups of kale
Combine all ingredients in a blender. This makes approximately 28-30 ounces, or 3-4 servings. As you can see in the photo above, it has little bits of veg in it. I couldn’t see what blender they used, but I could see they strained out the juice. I’m thinking a Vitamix might be needed. If you try using a regular blender, please let us know if it works!
*A head of celery is the the complete group of celery stalks bundled together.
THE PARTY DETAILS
So, some of you know from Facebook buzz that I was invited last minute to a cocktail party hosted by Dr. Oz and Evamor water last Thursday. I’m still not really sure why I was invited, but I’m not complaining!
The party was held at Hearst Tower, the green architectural darling of NYC. The 44th floor had a glittery view of the city that distracted me while I scanned the room for familiar faces.
(Sorry the photos are kind of dark and lame. It’s a challenge to take decent photos in a room with candle light, high ceilings and reflective glass window walls.)
I thought I might run into Dr. Green or Elisabeth Hasselbeck there, but I didn’t see them. I thought there might be a chance because Elisabeth had just been on the Oz show that day discussing celiac disease and featuring her new book Deliciously G-free. That’s really the only connection I could come up with as to why I was invited to this event. You know, the celiac disease connection on the PR people’s radar.
(Did you see the show? Here are some clips. There are 4 parts. What did you think of it?)
I did see Matthew Modine, though. Evidently, Rocco DiSpirito was there too, but even Oz couldn’t find him when asking for him from the stage.
The event was celebrating Evamor water becoming a sponsor of Dr. Oz’s non-profit named HealthCorps. Evamor water is naturally alkaline, unlike most bottled waters that are either pH neutral or even acidic. I’ve been meaning to discuss this whole alkaline thing and how it relates to diet and health here on the blog, but a more in depth discussion will have to take place another time in order to do it justice.
Dr. Jamie Koufman was there signing her book Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure. I checked it out and it isn’t gluten-free, but I’m sure you could easily figure out gluten-free substitutions if you are searching for some help in regards to acid reflux.
So, I worked the room all by myself (*sniff*) and eventually approached the lovely ladies above. They were so sweet! It turns out that Melissa Castellanos writes for CBS and Chenda Ngak is part of the tech support team. We got in line to have our photo taken with Dr. Oz against a publicity backdrop and just as we got to the front he decided to leave. Yeah. I know. AND it was the 2nd time I had been in line! So sad. The first time I got all the way to the front and they whisked him away to give his speech. *sigh*
Really, I’m just thrilled that I was invited!
I wish the best for Evamor water and HealthCorp!
Thank you for the invite, Dr. Oz! It was great party!