Maroon Antioxidant Smoothie: Blueberry, Raspberry, Lime, Mint

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Snow is on the ground in New York City, but i’m still drinking smoothies!

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!

-Els

It's Almost Valentine's Day Maroon Antioxidant Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: five minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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After you blend the smoothie, adjust the lime, mint, and sweetener of your choice to taste.

Ingredients

-1 cup frozen blueberries

-1/3 cup frozen raspberries

-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 tablespoon of lime juice

-1/2 cup of water

-1 to 2 teaspoons Stevia or sweetener of choice

Directions

  1. Blend the frozen blueberries, raspberries, lime juice, water, mint, and sweetener in a blender.
  2. Taste your creation and adjust the sweetener and acidity to your taste.

For a Super Smooth Week: Mango, Lime, Mint Smoothie

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Some flavors just go together; mango, lime, and fresh mint perform phenomenally as a trio, especially in smoothie form.

Craving a sweet treat yesterday, post Super Bowl meal, I just happened to have some frozen mango chunks, fresh lime, and peppermint on hand to experiment with.

As the mango was hard and cold, like ice, I thought a smoothie would be an excellent direction to steer this experiment, and it was.

The lime juice and mint added a delightful, sharp freshness, to the flavor of the sweet, frozen mango.

While I had this smoothie as a dessert, it could easily be adapted to a breakfast, lunch or dinner—or even a snack!

If you make this smoothie, I hope it provides a refreshing and nourishing element to your week.

All the best,

Els

Mango, Lime, and Mint Super Smoothie

  • Servings: 1
  • Time: five minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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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!

Ingredients

–  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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 1/4 of a lime into the blender and 1 packet of stevia. Then add 3 to four mint leaves.
  3. Blend and adjust the lime juice and the sweetness to liking. Add more mint if you want even more kick!