Recipe: Fresh Fruit Smoothie with a (Rum) Kick

Sure rum doesn’t have the antioxidant benefits found in wine, but did you know when consumed in moderation it is a healthy form of relieving stress and lowering blood pressure?Per

Try this simple recipe containing fresh fruits and reap the benefits all around.


1 very ripe mango, chunks
2 cups fresh pineapple, chunks
1 cup unsweetened frozen strawberries, plus a few more
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup white rum

1. Cut fresh fruit into chunks.
2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
3. Pour into 4 glasses.  Top with extra strawberries and serve.

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Serves 4

Elizabeth Carrion, a Dominican, co-founded Mi Cocina, a New Jersey-based catering service that also offers cooking classes, with her sister, Ana Martinez.

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