June 10th, 2011

{recipe} Strawberry, Lychee, Mint Smoothie

Strawberry Lychee Mint Smoothie

This heat is not right. Not in early June.

There’s only one way to make things better: jump right into summer with a new drink of the season.

The year before last was all about watermelon drinks. Last year I got sassy with Blackberry Limeade. This year, it’s all about strawberry + lychee + mint.

This Strawberry, Lychee and Mint Smoothie is the sip of the summer. You heard it here first.

It’s amazing without any alcohol—already a favorite with my kids—and tastes good with a splash of booze, too. Try it this weekend, become a convert and spread the word. It’s time to get the party started.

Strawberry, Lychee & Mint Smoothie
makes 2 cups
(can be adapted for kids 6+ months)*

10 frozen strawberries**
8 lychees, from a can of lychees packed in syrup
10 mint leaves
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup lychee syrup, from the can
ice cubes (optional)

1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. If the drink is too thin or doesn’t get as frosty as you like, add a couple of ice cubes and blend again until smooth. Serve cold.

*Note: If serving to beginner eaters, consider reducing the sugar content by cutting out the sugar and/or reducing the syrup. If you need to thin the smoothie, water will work well without adding sugar. Do not use honey as a substitute for children under 12-months-old due to risk of botulism. If you have concerns about feeding strawberries to children under one, read more about introducing high-allergen foods here.

**Note: You can substitute fresh berries but, if they are not at peak ripeness/sweetness, the smoothie may be tart; you can add more sugar and/or syrup to taste. You’ll also need to use as many as 8-10 ice cubes to make it frosty and thick.

5 Responses

  1. Miri Leigh says:

    Looks great…will try with and without the alcohol!

  2. This sounds so yummy! Will have to try it soon! :)

  3. Erica says:

    I have had an odd fascination with lychee this past year! Every time I go to the grocery store I see it sitting there on the shelf and I want to buy but haven’t got a clue what to do with it. Well, now I know! Thank you so much for this! Consider it bookmarked.

  4. Lakshmi says:

    I love my fair share of smoothies… and this one is something at the top of my list to try. I havent tried lychee in my smoothies yet.

  5. Jay says:

    Thanks!

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