My garden went bonkers last year, especially in the tomato department. I’ve made salsas, sauces, sliced them, diced them and cooked with them every which way you could possibly think of.
But the one thing I didn’t do with them was juice them. Until the idea of the ultimate Bloody Mary came to me…fresh tomato juice, I mean just juiced tomato juice. Can you imagine?
Using my very favorite juicer, the Breville Fountain, (and if you didn’t know already, Williams-Sonoma is the place to find this fine appliance), I began juicing the tomatoes. This particular Breville Fountain has a dial on it so you can bring down the speed on the juicer, so for soft fruits like tomatoes, I dialed it down to a 1. Perfect.
I added some jalapenos from my garden as well. Then the lime went in. With everything juiced, it was time to season it up!
Horseradish, Himalayan pink salt, celery salt, freshly ground smoked pepper, a little Worcershire, garlic and onion powder…then add a fresh sprig of rosemary, speared with olives and cocktail onions, a crisp piece of bacon and of course, the mandatory celery stalk and voila, the Ultimate Bloody Mary!
Freshly Juiced Jalapeño Bloody Mary
In a shaker, mix together well all ingredients except the garnishes. Pour into a tall ice filled glass, garnish as you like and enjoy!
Garnishes (as many as you like): celery stalk with leaves, crisp bacon, rosemary stalk, olives, cocktail onions
Fall is in full swing and we’re not above loving that infamous “basic” beverage that explodes EVERYWHERE this time of year: the sweet and spiced PSL (aka: Pumpkin Spice Latte).
Since the Starbuck’s version, that must be credited for bringing this drink such fame, is sooo full of sugar and other mysterious-not-good-for-your-poor-body ingredients we decided to take matters into our own hands and make a version with real ingredients that’s also WAY LESS sugar and even Paleo-friendly!!
(Makes 3 to 4 servings pending on mug size 😉 and it’s maybe a little too easy to consume all on your own if you’re not careful)
If you’re feeling especially wild, trying making our Paleo Coconut Whipped Cream for a topping – you can find that recipe HERE.
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte
Heat cashew (or almond) milk in a small sauce pan over medium low heat. Be careful not to boil the milk, and once it's become hot, remove it from heat.
Add all ingredients, including heated milk, to a blender. Blend for several seconds or until fully combined. A bit of froth should've formed after the mixture settles.
Give it a quick taste test and adjust accordingly if you wish!
Add more spices if you fancy // if you want it creamier, then add a smidge more butter and/or coconut oil // and if you want it as sweet as Starbucks, instead of adding more honey or syrup, use Stevia to sweeten it to taste! A bit more maple syrup will do the trick too, BUT, it'll lessen its qualifiers as "Paleo" LOL - enjoy hot and with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top!