When your day starts with a Mojito and it's whole-food friendly - you can't help but smile!
When Russ and I did our first ever trip to Bali we were travelling there with Milo who was nearly 3 and friends whom we had lived with in Japan. We were so excited to spend some time with our good pal and also have a family holiday with nothing to do but to relax. It was divine.
We spent our 3 weeks there enjoying daily yoga, luxurious swims and somewhere along the line we also ended up sampling QUITE a few mojitos. In fact - we refer to that first trip as the "Mojito Tour of Bali".
So let's just say that Mojitos have a soft spot in our heart!
So you can imagine my DELIGHT when I discovered a green smoothie Mojito recipe that is whole-foods, alcohol free & healthy!
It's from a great book by Sally Obermeder recently "Super Green Smoothies". I bought the book after thinking that my awesome cooking skills would automatically translate into being good at making smoothies. It. Did. Not.
After spending a pretty fortune covering up bad smoothie experiments with copious amounts of frozen blueberries (it turns out that blueberries can pretty much cover up any failed 'green' concoction) I decided it would be cheaper to follow a recipe.
Here's a recent video I did via Periscope. In the video I'll show you a quick tip for prepping your smoothies for the week plus show you how quick it is to make. Pity you can't taste it through the screen right!
If you aren't familiar with periscope - it's a LIVE streaming app - so there is a little bit of chit-chat and people asking questions/comments that you can't see on the replay - but you'll get the gist and also see one of my time saving tricks for breakfast smoothies (cause I need ALL THE HELP I CAN GET in the mornings).
Then follow Deb on "DebYoungYoga" and Russ on "RussYoung"
Mojito Smoothie Recipe
from Sally Obermeder's Green Smoothie Book
1 cup kale
1/4-1/2 lime with the skin on
1 cup your choice of milk / almond milk / coconout milk + a little bit of flesh
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 scoop At.Health Vanilla protein powder (available at the studio)
handful of fresh mint
sweetener of your choice maple / agave / stevia
Blend all in a high powered blender (I recommend the NutriBullet).
Sit back and start your day feeling like you're on the beaches of Bali.