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South of the Border Smoothies for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the annual celebration of Mexico and Mexican culture that takes place on May 5. This year, whether you're throwing a big party for all your friends or ringing in this cultural holiday yourself, incorporate a tasty, homemade smoothie into your festivities. Here are a few smoothie recipes you should give a shot. 

Spicy Spring Smoothie 
Many traditional and modern Mexican dishes aren't just flavorful, they're spicy. While you're not about to blend a burrito into a smoothie, you can incorporate some spicy flavors. Here's what you'll need for a spicy Cinco de Mayo smoothie: 

  • 1 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut water 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper 
  • 1 dash agave nectar
  • Ice
  • Your performance blender

Combine all of your ingredients in your performance blender, then mix on HIGH until smooth. The mixture of mild vegetable flavors and strong spices create a unique smoothie that's sure to tickle your taste buds. 

Use limes in your Cinco de Mayo smoothies. Use limes in your Cinco de Mayo smoothies.

Sweet and Sour Lime Smoothie 
Mexico is one of the leading producers of limes in the world, growing hundreds of thousands of tons each year. While many people make margaritas with their limes for Cinco de Mayo, you can make your own nutritious smoothie as an alternative. Try this recipe: 

  • 1/2 cup lime juice 
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 mango, cut and pitted
  • Honey to taste
  • Ice. 

Combine these ingredients in your performance blender and blend until smooth enough to drink. Keep a few lime wedges on hand to garnish your and your guests' drinks. There's no such thing as too many limes on Cinco de Mayo. 

Tropical Fruit Breakfast Smoothie 
Use tropical fruits to make a smoothie that rings in holiday but also packs the vitamins and minerals you might need for the day. Combine these ingredients in your blender: 

  • 1 mango, cut and pitted
  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1 cup fresh cut pineapple
  • 1 cup cut strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cup coconut milk 
  • 2 kiwifruit.

Blend these on HIGH until you have the perfect fruit medley. Consider freezing some of your fresh cut pineapple or strawberries before blending for added texture. 

Avocados are a major crop in Mexico.Avocados are a major crop in Mexico.

Avocado Smoothie 
Avocados are an important cultural and financial crop to Mexico. While you celebrate this country to the south of the U.S., make sure you use plenty of avocado. Try this recipe: 

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries
  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • Ice. 

Combine these ingredients in your performance blender for a delicious, creamy and filling Cinco de Mayo smoothie.