you probably really love mojitos.
I missed out on mojitos most of my adult life, turned off the sharp rum presence and leafy mint in poorly mixed drinks, but oh, things have changed! I’ve entered full-blown obsession with mojitos, and I think I can blame it all on the cool, bright, summery mint. Fruity mojitos are especially lovable, and I’m pretty sure fresh mint and fresh summer fruits could top peanut butter & jelly, apples & miso, coffee & donuts any day of the week (note my purposeful exclusion of peanut butter and chocolate, however).
So, given my blatant infatuation, I dreamed up this quick little smoothie recipe to get my mojito on at, you know, 8 a.m. I could get my real-mojito on at 8 a.m., but I’d probably get nothing done, lose all my clients, get divorced, and I’d end up living in squalor within the quarter. So mojito smoothie it is!
You could go full blackberry here, which would be delish, but I used an equal mix of 2/3 cup strawberries and 2/3 cup blackberries. Real reason? Blackberry white chocolate smores happened.. and used about 1/3 cup of my half pint. So worth it.
The fresh mint is bright and refreshing, a perfect burst of good-morning. It pairs so beautifully with the dark and ripe, sweet yet tart blackberries. Depending on the sweetness of your blackberries, you might need to use an extra date or two. Really, any mix of berries would be tasty here, so use what you have and what you like!
Berry Mojito Smoothie
- 2/3 cup fresh , ripe blackberries
- 2/3 cup fresh , ripe strawberries (or raspberries)
- 2/3 cup almond milk , or other alt-milk
- 1-3 dates , depending on sweetness of fresh berries (I used only 1)
- about 10 medium to large leaves mint
- 2 handfuls ice
Blend all ingredients and serve immediately.