love mojitos? here are 3 ways to love them even more.

so we’ve got good news + we’ve got bad news. the good news: it’s national mojito day! the bad news: it’s tuesday. which means most of us are probably not boarding the fiesta express bound for tipsy town. we’ve got jobs, we’ve got responsibilities. so what’s a midweek mojito lover to do?? why, whip up one of our healthy, non-alcoholic mojito-inspired treats, of course!

[coconut mojito smoothie]
serves 1
this is zingy, creamy + full of good fats - and of course, tastes just like a mojito, sans the insulin-spiking refined sugar + alcohol.

1 cup coconut milk
juice of 1½ limes
zest of ½ lime
handful of mint leaves (about ¼ cup, packed)
1 tsp - 1 tbsp maple syrup, to taste
½ cup frozen coconut meat
1-2 cups ice (more for a thicker smoothie)
lime wedge + unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish

  1. toss everything in the blender + blend until smooth. garnish with lime + shredded coconut.

[coconut mojito gummies] makes 36 gummies
these fresh + cool lil critters are a mojito-esque treat even the kiddos will love.

1 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp unflavored grassfed gelatin
handful of mint leaves (about ¼ cup, packed)
juice of 2 limes
zest of 1 lime

  1. toss ½ cup coconut milk + the maple syrup + the vanilla + the gelatin into a blender + blend.
  2. heat the other ½ cup of coconut milk until hot, but not boiling + add to the blender, along with the mint leaves + lime juice + lime zest. blend until smooth.
  3. pour the mixture into candy molds + refrigerate a couple hours, until jelled.  

[mojito protein balls]
makes 8 balls
these balls are a chewy, protein-loaded way to enjoy mojito flavors without the guilt.

1 cup raw cashews
4 medjool dates, pitted
handful of mint leaves (about ¼ cup, packed)
2 scoops collagen protein
1 tbsp coconut oil
zest + juice of 1 lime
1 tsp coconut sugar
unsweetened shredded coconut for garnish

  1. in a food processor, process the cashews into crumbs, then pulse in the dates.
  2. add in everything else + process until it forms a dough consistency, a few seconds.

which one of these faux-jitos will you be trying first? let us know in the comments!

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