Tried to bake last week. Just didn’t work for me.
Not feeling it.
It’s still like 95 degrees here, so I need popsicles, not muffins.
And believe you me, I know the rest of the blogosphere is pumpkin this and soup that, but I am going against the flow and presenting to you this minty, cool, refreshing smoothie. It is amazing. Out of all the smoothies I’ve made in the past 6 months, this one is my favorite. This is like my sixth day in a row to drink one.
I still have mint growing like crazy in my yard. Cilantro is usually available at my grocery store for under a $1. Those two things send this smoothie over the top. If you don’t like cilantro, you’re probably not going to like this, but you should try it anyway because the mint just works so well with the cilantro.
It’s bold, y’all. That’s why I love it.
Okay, I really did buy two cans of pumpkin the other day at the store. I’m dreaming big about pumpkiny baked goodies, but I can’t make any promises until there is fall in the air, not lovebugs. And it will be 93 today, so I will be sipping on one of these again, trying to stay cool.
–Coconut water is my new favorite thing to put in my smoothies. Why have I not tried this sooner?
–I’ve used fresh and frozen pineapple, and I like frozen better, because it give it a smoother and thicker texture. But either will work. Same for the bananas.
–You can use as much or as little mint and cilantro as you like. I used a lot. But I will say that you really need to use both to get that delicious, bold flavor. It just won’t be the same without it.
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces
- Small handful of fresh mint leaves(about ¼ cup loosely packed)
- Small handful of fresh cilantro leaves (about ¼ cup loosely packed)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice for consistency if you are using fresh fruit. If you are using frozen fruit, you probably won’t need ice.