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Posted on Aug 28, 2013 | 0 comments

Blackberry Mint Smoothie

Blackberry Mint Smoothie

Okay, I know I’ve said it before about discovering some really good smoothie concoctions. But this one is absolutely delicious.

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I usually add a banana to smoothies for creaminess, but I wanted this one frostier…icier…slushier. Something about the mint and the blackberry called for something sharp and refreshing so I left the smoothing banana out.

I do a combo of sweeteners here (honey and maple syrup) so it doesn’t end up tasting like either one. Don’t use too much mint – subtlety is the key to it’s sublime flavor. I add parsley for it’s staggering health benefits. Feel free to leave it out altogether but, if you just add a bit, I think it deepens the earthy blackberry. (It also complements raspberries and blueberries).

Kale is just a staple in my smoothies. I rarely make one without it, it’s such a superfood. The smoothie is generally just the delivery system for the kale. But, in this case, you’ll drink it for absolute enjoyment as well.

 

This sure woulda been a good picture if I had the focus right. (Just look at the sharp edges of that glass!)

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You can have this picture instead. That deep, plummy color looks just like what it tastes like: rich blackberry mint sorbet. Yum!

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Blackberry Mint Smoothie
 
Deeply fruity, refreshing smoothie
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ½ bunch red kale, stripped from stalk
  • ¼ bunch parsley, stems and all
  • 1 small stalk mint (or about 4 small leaves)
  • 1 10 oz pkg frozen blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • dash salt
Instructions
  1. Strip kale from stalks. Put liquids (water, honey, maple syrup, lemon juice) and salt into Vitamix.
  2. Put kale, parsley, mint, and blackberries into Vitamix.
  3. Turn on Variable 1, immediately increase to ten, then high.
  4. Blend for 30-60 seconds.

Is it a smoothie or is it dessert? I think it just depends on what kind of glass you choose!


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