Mixed Fruit & Cilantro Vodka Smoothie

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This mixed fruit & cilantro vodka smoothie is the perfect spring and summertime cocktail. Cold, refreshing and full of natural sweetness, it’s also one that won’t weigh you down!

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I had the hardest time figuring out what to call this.

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It’s not a margarita because it doesn’t have tequila. It’s not a mimosa since there’s no champagne. It’s a blended fruit cocktail with a heaping splash of vodka. Last time I checked, that’s not a very SEO/Google friendly title. So I googled “boozy smoothie” and was pleasantly surprised when I found a bunch of recipes for vodka smoothies. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks frozen fruit and vodka make a fantastic drink idea.

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Surprisingly, Martha did too. Which shocks me since this recipe is not refined, classy or elegant. It’s just a smoothie with vodka instead of milk. It doesn’t scream Martha. But then again, neither did prison and we all know she spent some time there. BADA-BING.

My disdain for M Stewart aside, this sweet and frozen cocktail is as good as it is easy. You simply put items into a blender, add vodka & juice and blend. It’s kind of embarrassing how easy it is. But, when a craving for margaritas hit and you’re sans tequila, you start thinking outside of the box. Since our bar currently has 6 bottles of vodka, I knew exactly what would be in my frothy, frozen concoction. However, I wanted it to be slightly more natural, so I used American Harvest, which is an organic, all-natural vodka made in the US.

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See, I get a lot of liquor sent to me for my job and I don’t actually drink liquor, so it just sits. I’m a wine girl, through and through. This explains why I never have any wine and have over 12 bottles of liquor sitting on the bar. Unopened. So, if anyone wants to come over for a vodka party, the door is always open.

Just be sure to bring some fruit so we can make some Martha smoothies.

Mixed Fruit & Cilantro Vodka Smoothie

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Serves about 3.
Prep time: <10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries* (I used one that was a mix of cherries, pomegranate arils, raspberries and blackberries)
  • 1 cup small ice cubes
  • 1 1/4 cup low-sugar cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons¬†Cointreau
  • About 1/3 – 3/4 cup fresh cilantro *
  • Additional sugar to taste
  • Frozen fruit & lemon wedges for garnish

*totally optional.

Directions:

  1. Place the frozen fruit, ice cubes, juice, vodka, Cointreau and about 1/3 cup cilantro into a blender. Pulse on low until mixture is blended and smoothie (about 30 – 40 seconds). Add ice cubes, more juice, added sugar or more/less cilantro based on your preferences.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 147.5
Fat: 0 grams
Carbohydrates: 18.3 grams
Fiber: <1 gram
Protein: 1.3 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 2

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  1. Monday, April 21st, 2014
    A boozy smoothie?!? Count me in!
  2. Monday, April 21st, 2014
    I think this souinds amazing even without the alcohol. I would have never thought to put cilantro in a smoothie but now I am craving that big time! Hmm... I wonder if I have any frozen berries in the freezer... :)
  3. Monday, April 21st, 2014
    CHEERS! Yay for fresh, fruity, and boozy.