Valentine’s day is approaching, and inspiring me to favor anything that’s pink or red or leaning towards one of these two colors.
I added some beautiful frozen red raspberries to my morning smoothie, combining them with frozen blueberries, tangy lime juice, and refreshing green mint leaves. The result was a beautiful maroon concoction full of antioxidants.
This drink is delicious and energizing; in other words, it’s the perfect smoothie to blend up before stepping out the door for a busy day.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and happy cooking!
It's Almost Valentine's Day Maroon Antioxidant Smoothie
After you blend the smoothie, adjust the lime and sweetener of your choice to taste. Try a teaspoon or two of regular sugar or honey or agave if you don’t like stevia. Honey will add another element of flavor to the smoothie; I haven’t tried this variation yet, but I can see it being delicious!
– 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
-3 or 4 fresh mint leaves. Since mint leaves vary in size, I would just have a small bunch on hand, so that you can adjust the mint to your taste
-1/2 to 1/3 of a cup of water
-Stevia or sweetener of choice
Put one and a half cups of frozen mango chunks into a blender with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of water, depending upon how thick you like you smoothies.
Squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lime into the blender and 1 packet of stevia. Then add 3 to four mint leaves.
Blend and adjust the lime juice and the sweetness to liking. Add more mint if you want even more kick!