Like daily. Because if I’m being totally honest, I definitely drank several of these this week-and not just on Friday night. 😉
Just check out the background of this picture for a minute, please…
Want to know what makes that totally dreamy light filter through my windows? SNOW. In March. Somewhere around 4-6 inches. So while you can pretend to shake your head at my semi-crazy sounding drinking habits, I know that deep down, you’re craving something summery and delicious just as much as I have been—even if you’re lucky enough to already be experiencing Spring where you live.
This Cucumber Mint Blender Mojito has been a fairly long time in making it to the blog. Fortunately or unfortunately—depending on your love of mojitos—we had to try somewhere around 10 different versions of this recipe before we felt like it was the right one. They were all delicious, of course…. but this particular version won out.
Reasons to make this Cucumber Mint Blender Mojito NOW:
It’s EASY. Like, blender easy. No fancy drink shaker skills needed here, my friend. You and I, we’re in the 30-Minute Dinners camp, most night. I don’t have time to make 4 individual mojitos because I don’t have time to muddle mint leaves with sugar in 4 separate glasses. You either, probably. This blender recipe is for us. 👊
It’s just as good virgin as it is with rum. (Really.) And totally breakfast/brunch worthy.
It tastes like a green summer dream. Kiddingnotkidding.
½ of a cucumber, cut into 3-4 chunks (to make it easier for your blender)
juice of 1 lime
about 15 small mint leaves, or 8 large
1-3 T. agave syrup, or to taste (I used 2)
¼ c. club soda
6-8 ice cubes
4 oz. rum (optional)
More club soda, lime wedges, and mint leaves for serving
Layer all the ingredients except the ice in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add in the ice cubes and blend to desired consistency. You can add more ice for a more slushy-type mojito, or you can leave them more chunky, as I did.
Run a lime wedge around the edge of your glasses, then dip the wettened edges in sugar. (You can also dip the inverted classes in a shallow bowl of water, instead of a lime wedge if you prefer).
Pour the mojitos into 2 glasses, add 2 oz. of rum into each glass (if using) and top off with the remaining club soda. Serve with lime wedges or mint leaves if desired.
Remember how I was talking about my recent citrus addiction? Well, it’s not just hitting me in Flourless Lemon Cake form:
This Raspberry Citrus Smoothie is a pretty fair representation of my kitchen right now, and I don’t regret it for a moment. The mandarin oranges plus the sweet tang of the raspberries makes this a perfect spring breakfast….or lunch….or both. I drank 1-2 of these every day this week because every moment not at work was spent outside. I’m almost certain Sam is going to start complaining about the amount of blender food we’re eating soon, because his inner meat lover does not jive with all of my smoothie and sauce and guacamole loving self all the time. He rallies, but he’s not 100% on the I-drink-my-meals train, you know?
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So I’m sort’ve having a moment with my Chai Tea right now.
Like, Sam is gone, and I’m staring dreamily into this cup of—wait for it—SLOW COOKER Chai Tea lazily swirled with coconut milk and topped with extra nutmeg and stirred with a cinnamon stick and serving as the bridge between me and Sanity.
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Before we get to this Beet and Berry Smoothie, I have a confession to make.
You know those people who go uber crazy for holidays? Not just THE holidays, like Christmas and Thanksgiving or whatever—All holidays.
I am one of those people. Or I used to be.
My plans always involved food, of course. Food that had been planned out for weeks and was cut or dyed or stuffed into whatever shape or color that particular holiday mandates…like the time I made Chicken Noodle Soup for Sam on Valentine’s Day and cut all the carrots into little hearts, for example. I don’t think he even noticed the carrots, but he’d have had to be blind to miss all the mini hearts I had cut and pasted and glittered all over the apartment, tossed on the apartment floor, sprinkled on the 3 different kinds of cupcakes, or piped on the brownies I had painstakingly cut into X’s and O’s.
Sam doesn’t even like chocolate or cupcakes, so I don’t know what I was thinking.
And don’t even get me started on what I’ve tried to turn green for St. Patrick’s Day….
In some ways, I think I saw all those Hallmark-esque holidays as a reason to celebrate, and as an over-worked, stressed-out college student (weren’t we all), I took the opportunity to party and ran with it. Much too far.