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Mmm… mint mango

By Penny Stine

 

I've been using my Vitamix blender every day since it was delivered to my doorstep. We usually do smoothies for breakfast.I almost always try to add spinach or kale, just to make sure we're consuming those great leafy green veggies. Plus, my spinach is producing like crazy and I can pick enough for a couple smoothies every day. 

Although I rarely follow them exactly as written, I like to look at smoothie recipes to see what interesting combinations other people come up with. I found a mango mint recipe that sounded good. My husband is not a mint fan, so I decided to try it on a morning he was out of town. It's still a little early for mint, but I found this much, which was probably about a half-cup of loose mint leaves.

 

I've been putting pineapple in every smoothie because Sprouts had them on sale for 98 cents a piece, and they're supposed to be better than oranges for a cold. I don't have a cold, but I do have a lousy ear infection that won't go away. 

Plus, I had to put in the mango because it's a mango mint smoothie. I did not grow either the mango or the pineapple, but wouldn't it be cool if there were mini-pineapple trees that would grow indoors?

 

 

I also added a kiwi, because they have a ton of Vitamin C and I had one in my fruit basket. Btw, when making a smoothie in a Vitamix, it's not necessary to peel the kiwi.  

 

 

 

After the usual 15-second blend, it was liquid enough to pour. It was also delicious, with enough mint flavor to notice, but not enough to overwhelm. I'm thinking that even my husband would like it, mint-hater that he is. Well, he's not a mint-hater, per se, he just thinks they belong in mojitos and nowhere else! 

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