Healthy Fruit-Sweetened Mojitos


December 30, 2017

You can make a healthy mojito by blending fruit with lime juice and adding sparkling water. This recipe is really tasty and different.

This healthy mojito recipe is fruit sweetened and uses natural ingredients. Use your blender to make a delicious base and add sparkling water to taste. I love mojitos. But, as much as I love them, they’re full of sugar. So, this fruit-sweetened recipe is a healthier way to get my mojito fix.

This healthy mojito recipe makes 2 servings, But, it really depends on what kind of glasses you use and how much sparkling water you want to add. I also want to warn you that the mixture is thick and a little bit different than a mojito that’s typically served at a bar.

I shared these fruit-sweetened healthy mojitos on the Kitchenthusiast® recipe blog this year for the KitchenAid® Pro Line® Series blender. After owning and using almost every blender on the market (crazy but true) this is the best blender I’ve used. I’m really proud to finish another year as the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders, and proud to announce that I’ve signed on for my third year working with this amazing company.

Many of you have written to me over the last couple of years telling me you got one and how much you love it. And some of you have sent me emails asking questions about what makes the blender so great. Watch my Tess-timonal video to see more about why I love this blender, and how it is better than anything else on the market.

Happy New Year. I hope you have a fantastic celebration, and ring in the new year in style with loved ones.

This year has been a year of ups and downs for me…..I have lost several friends and family members. It has been challenging. But, also filled with joy from spending time with the people I love, and traveling to some amazing places in the world.

But, I’m not going to lie…..I am excited to turn the page…..and start a new chapter.

What do you want to manifest for this next year?

*I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.

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Healthy Fruit-Sweetened Mojitos

This healthy mojito recipe is fruit sweetened and uses natural ingredients. Use your blender to make a delicious base and add sparkling water to taste. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) light rum (optional)
  • 2 cups (320g) roughly chopped fresh ripe pineapple
  • 2 to 3 fresh pitted dates, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 cup (30g) firmly packed mint leaves, plus more to serve
  • 4 cups (250g) ice cubes, to serve
  • 2 cups (480ml) sparkling water, to serve

Instructions

  1. Throw the lime zest, lime juice, rum (if using), pineapple, dates, and ginger into your KitchenAid® Pro Line® blender container, secure the lid, and blast on high for about 30 seconds until the dates are completely pulverized. Add dates and ginger to taste, and pulverize again, if adding extra.
  2. Add the mint leaves, secure the lid, and pulse for 5 to 10 seconds on variable speed 4 until the mint is rustically broken up into small pieces but not completely pulverized.
  3. Fill four glasses with 1 cup of ice cubes each, and pour equal parts of the blended mixture into each of the glasses. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with mint leaves. Enjoy immediately. 

Recipe Notes

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