This morning I woke up feeling dehydrated and full from a pot luck BBQ with a couple of friends. However amazing the whole night was, the next morning you crawl out of bed with 2-3 hours of lost sleep, a cotton mouth because of the two generous glasses of wine you had and a full stomach..still.
So this is where I’m at. For breakfast I was looking for something on the lighter side, just to get the metabolism going for the day, and maybe work on this hydration thing. This is where I came to decide on a smoothie. You can throw whatever you like into them and they are quick and nutritious.
The Whipped Strawberry smoothie actually has a bit of a citrus flavor to it, even thought there is no citrus fruit in it. The mint that is added actually steers the strawberry flavor to resemble a grapefruit. Weird, I know. But that’s what happened!
8 Fresh Strawberries with the greens removed
1 Tablespoon Agave Nectar (or Honey) 4 Ice Cubes
4 Mint Leaves
1. Add all ingredients into blender.
2. Blend until smooth!
I served it with a mint garnish. I just think it looks nice. The texture of this smoothie is what makes it unique. Its very very light and you can taste how light it is. Some other things to experiment with are:
1. Adding lemon juice to play off of the citrus flavor that is already there. A few tablespoons would do it.
2. Adding seltzer water to play off the already light texture of the smoothie. Adding seltzer water will make the smoothie feel more full while adding a bit of carbonation.
Perfect for a snack, desert, or Breakfast! Give it a try and mix it up! Let me know what else you find to add to this.