Almost Summer

August 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Summer has sort of sputtered like an old junker around these parts. Tiny fits of heat released and then stall. A couple more tiny fits of heat released and then stall. I’m thankful for the almost hot days that have recently turned into almost fall days. It’s coming. It always does. But for now, on these last few days of this almost summer, I’m enjoying my favorite summer smoothie.

I have drank a few iterations of this smoothie and all have tasted delicious. Recently, I didn’t have tahini on hand and instead used almond butter. I also added in a few sprigs of mint and a dollop of honey. I’ve been known to add cinnamon or ginger when I don’t have mint on hand. 

Mango-Butter Smoothie, adapted from Whole Living

1 cup slightly thawed frozen mango

1 TB almond butter (or tahini)

1 TB lime juice (about half a lime)

1/2 cup water

3-4 sprigs of mint

1 tsp of honey

Blend all the ingredients in the blender. If you don’t have mint, add a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. If you don’t have cinnamon or mint, add a 1/2 tsp of chopped ginger. If you don’t have any of those, don’t fret! The base of the smoothie is delicious on its own.

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