I was blessed with some fresh garden raspberries this week, and I have a bumper crop of mint, so naturally I thought about a yummy drink I was mixed for my birthday- a raspberry mint mojito. However, I wanted to play with the flavour combination and make a refreshing, healthy summertime sip rather than an alcoholic beverage.
My husband made such a face when he first tried this, so I drank his and took mine to a friend's place to sample for me. I frequently like things my husband doesn't, so I like to have a third opinion because otherwise nothing would pass the test.
She said her first thought was "that's tart!" but right away drank some more and was sad when it was finished. It's got a bit of a seedy texture, due in part to the raspberries, and in part to the chia seed gel. The best part of this drink is the nutritional boost you'll get from drinking it. Just some of the goodies you give your body are Omega 3 and Omega 6, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin C, Iron, Vitamin K, Manganese, and Magnesium. If you feel a summertime cold coming on, this might be something you want to try to soothe that throat.
Not too bad for an afternoon treat! Hooray for the #testkitchen!