Saturday, March 22, 2014

RAW Mojito Recipe (alcohol free, sugar free)

So here is a traditional recipe for a Mojito Cocktail that contains alcohol, sugar and club soda; all three of which are not generally consumed on a raw lifestyle.

Ingredients in the Mojito Cocktail

  • 6 Mint leaves
  • .75 oz Simple syrup (one part water, one part sugar)
  • .75 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 oz White rum
  • 1.5 oz Club soda

So quite by accident, I came up with a juice that was so sweet and so minty that I called it "My Pineapple Mojito". I've actually never had a real Mojito Coctail before but know that there is loads of mint in them. My version has no alcohol, sugar or club soda. The sweetness comes from the fresh pineapple juice not a simple syrup. And who needs the alcohol or the bubbles of the club soda? The tangy-ness of the pineapple and the refreshing burst of lime and mint are such a taste explosion, nothing else is needed in this one!!

Here is what I threw together the other day; give it a try you won't be disappointed. I actually made two versions, one was a blended drink and the second one I strained out the pulp and made a smooth juice. Don't you dare throw away that pulp, trimmings, or the top of the pineapple. More on that in a minute.

Into the blender goes the cubed pineapple flesh and as much fresh mint as you prefer. I actually ended up using the entire package you see here because this made a massive amount of juice.

Into the juicer goes the pineapple core. Never throw away those pineapple cores. They contain a concentrated amount of cancer fighting properties and you want those in your bloodstream!!!

Next up was the fresh, organic lime. I choose organic limes so I can juice the entire thing, skin and all. It just makes the lime flavor over the top when you include a little of the skin too. I put a few slices of the lime through the juicer with the pineapple core and hand juiced the other half of the lime.

Added the juice of the lime and ice to the blender full of pineapple cubes and mint. Blend until creamy and frothy.

Here is the blended juice that still contains all of the pulp from the pineapple.
But if you or any of your family members cannot have that much fruit pulp you can simply strain it through a mesh strainer or a nut milk bag and enjoy it as a smooth and pulp free juice. Hubby enjoyed this bottle full!!

My Pineapple Mojito (alcohol free, sugar free)

by Elizabeth

1 ripe pineapple, twist top off, peel and core the pineapple (reserve core!)
1 large organic lime, juice half of it and keep 2 slices from the other half to run through juicer)
Roughly 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
2-3 cups of ice

In a blender add the cubed pineapple flesh, fresh mint, and the juice of half a lime. Run through a juicer, the slices of lime with skin on and the core of the pineapple. Add this juice to the blender along with the ice. Blend until smooth. Drink as is or strain off the pulp through a mesh strainer or a nut milk bag. Enjoy!!

Now on to the pineapple tops and all of the scraps you trimmed off. I always try to compost my juice pulp and fruit scraps. I have a massive pile in the back yard where I throw all of my fruit and veggie scraps plus my old wheatgrass and sunflower green mats.
To remove the top of the pineapple simply twist it off, do not cut it off. You will be left with this:

Then you want to peel off all of the little bottom leaves to reveal the stems point as seen above.

 I put the stem into a glass of water, let it sit on my kitchen window ledge for several weeks until roots shoot out. Here is one that has actually been on my window ledge for about a month now. One it establishes a good amount of roots I plant them in the yard. It take almost 2 years to get a pineapple but it's worth it. You have never tasted something so good when you allow a pineapple to fully ripen on the plant until it's bright yellow!!! Amazing!

+JMJ+ Today I am grateful for the opportunity to watch, with my children, this little red-headed woodpecker eat off our Christmas Palm. I bought two of these palms years ago from Edison's garden. Yes, I mean Thomas Edison. His vacation home is here and we use to go on weekly field trips there for homeschool science classes.


kelli said...

great post! i was wondering how to plant a pineapple. i think i'd have to pot mine to bring it in during the winter. beautiful bird!

Anonymous said...

I'm chuckling about a pineapple tree in South Dakota!

Great post! Printed the recipe to make the mojito. I've had a real mojito deal, and they are quite a treat when made with passion fruit juice and champagne! But this will be much better, eh!?

For some reason, your posts quit coming to my e-mail. So I'm trying to see if they'll come to my Wordpress reader! Instagram looks great, by the way! ~~Terri

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