A while back I was inspired by the Weelicious #smoothieproject to start making smoothies every morning to start the day with lots of nutrients, use up produce that was about to go bad (or that I had frozen because it was about to go bad) and have a vehicle to blend my disgusting soy lecithin powder into (I take it to help naturally control my relatively high cholesterol). Now that I've been dragging my Vitamix blender out of the cupboard every day for a few months I've started using it for all kinds of recipes again (see ice pops here). And in honor of the temperature hitting 90 degrees Fahrenheit this week I made this strawberry slush! Cheers to complaining about the heat in just a few short weeks!!
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries, halved (8oz) plus more for garnish
- 1 tablespoon roughly chopped mint
- 1 cup seltzer
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1-4 teaspoons honey
Combine strawberries, mint and seltzer in a blender and pulse until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until no large chunks remain. Add honey a teaspoon at a time, pulsing between each addition to incorporate, to desired level of sweetness. Pour into two glasses and garnish with more strawberries. Serve immediately.