Minted Fruit Smoothie

by Sep 18th, 2010 // Breakfast, Drinks, Healthy, Recipes

Minted Fruit Smoothie

Minted Fruit Smoothie

Our friends came over for brunch with their baby in one arm and a bag of fresh fruit from the farmers market in the other. They asked for a cutting board, a knife and a bowl when they arrived. I thought this was such a lovely way to go about making a truly FRESH fruit salad. In between cuddling our newbie and their own they chopped up fresh plums, cantaloupe, strawberries and peaches. Then they took a big bunch of mint and chopped that up too and tossed it in with the fruit salad. I never put mint in my fruit salad so I couldn’t wait to taste it…

Minted Fruit Smoothie

Before I tell you more about the fruit salad, I must mention that we had our friend, Leslie, visiting from NYC on that same day. She’s a huge fan of the blog and also happens to be a pretty awesome chic.

Minted Fruit Smoothie

Back to the fruit salad: it was so great that we decided to make it into a smoothie the next day. All we added was 1/2 a ripe banana, milk and ice. I wasn’t sure how the skins would do and I was even more doubtful about my kid liking the minty taste.

Minted Fruit Smoothie

But it turned out to be his favorite smoothie ever. That’s saying a lot because we make a ton of smoothies.

Minted Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups mixed fruit salad (ours was cantaloupe, plums, strawberries, and peaches)
1/2 large banana
a few sprigs of chopped fresh mint (if you haven’t already used it in your fruit salad)
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 cups of ice

Blend everything but the ice together. Add the ice and continue to blend until smooth. Makes approximately 4 servings.

Minted Fruit Smoothie

minted-smoothie

3 Comments on “Minted Fruit Smoothie”

  1. 1.) Sophie's Mom
    September 18th, 2010

    Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I love all of your recipes! I have a four month old and I'm looking forward to cooking with her when she is old enough. Thanks for the inspiration…and, I have to ask, is that Bret from Flight of the Conchords? Love, love, love their show/music.

  2. 2.) @Cyrus3000
    September 19th, 2010

    lol i read and try recipes from blog all the time.. i;m from NZ… never thought i'd see bret here… made me chuckle

  3. 3.) Michelle
    September 20th, 2010

    Yum! It's never occured to me to add mint to a smoothie–I'll have to try it next time.

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