Vegan Detox Mint-Avocado Virgin Mojito Smoothie
1 small organic granny smith apple, peeled and chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup club soda
Juice from 1 lime (2 scant tablespoons)
15 mint leaves
1 medjool date, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1/8 cup avocado

more crushed mint leaves, for garnish

Serves one.

Blend your apple in any old blender. You do not need a Vitamix, however much you might think you do. Or want one. Desperately. Maybe this is just me. Anyway, back to the recipe. Add your club soda after the blender stops blending the apple nicely. Blend until it gets all nice and frothy and smooth. Add your lime juice and mint leaves. Blend some more. Finally add your soaked medjool date, no water. Throw that water out. Really, it won’t help anyone to keep it around. Blend that baby in until you can’t see little brown specks any more. Add your avocado, blend one final time for ultimate creamy goodness, and pour into one beautiful glass. I didn’t have one, so I used little this tiny metal cup. Garnish with crushed mint leaves. Drink and let the virtuousness of your detoxifying beverage flood your body with seratonin. Then go eat something naughty. You’ve earned it.