Saturday, June 09, 2012

Non-Alcoholic Health Smoothie Inspired by Alcoholic Beverage #1: "Mojito Smoothie"

In honor of the smoothie season of summer a new Cfook'd feature is beginning! Cfook'd will be featuring "Non-Alcoholic Health Smoothies Inspired by Alcoholic Beverages". Green smoothies are quite popular at the moment, and The New York Times' Martha Rose Shulman has been featuring some awesome smoothie ideas with nuts. Nuts in a smoothie! However, sometimes when one drinks a smoothie one wants to be reminded of their favorite alcoholic beverages without actually drinking their favorite alcoholic beverages. Thus, this new feature is launched. You can choose to douse the "Non-Alcoholic Health Smoothies Inspired by Alcoholic Beverages" in actual alcohol if you desire. However, this may somewhat negate the intended healthiness of the smoothies that Cfook'd will be featuring.

Non-Alcoholic Health Smoothies Inspired by Alcoholic Beverage #1: "Avocado Mojito Smoothie"

1 avocado
1 cup spinach
2 kiwis
3 mini cucumbers (or 1/2-1 large cucumber)
1 sprig mint
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1 - 1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp. honey
lime slice to garnish
crushed ice to pour smoothie over to enhance Mojito effect. However, this does inhibit drinkability when the ice starts to melt.

1. Slice avocado, cucumber, and kiwi.
2. Put everything in a blender.
3. Gradually add the water and blend until there are no chunks of avocado.
4. Pour over crushed ice and add garnish to optionally enhance the Mojito effect.

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