Hatch Chile Smoothie


Hatch Chile Smoothie
This is one of those flavor combinations that sounds really wacky at first, but they work together really well. I’ve become a fan of smoothies that are sweet, yet not overly sweet, and have a slight tart-ness from an acid like lemon, which helps bring out the flavors of all the other fruits and veggies. I’m always, ALWAYS a fan of spice, whether it’s in an egg dish, dinner, or dessert, and since it’s hatch chile season, I figured why not spice up a smoothie!
In this smoothie we have all of that, sweetness from pineapple & mango, a supreme smoothness with the addition of bananas and avocado, and bulk from the cucumbers to even out the sweetness of the mango and pineapple. I used mostly mild hatch chiles to give a slight chile flavor, and threw in just a teeny bit of hot hatch chile, which is indeed pretty hot! The actual chile flavor in the smoothie is pretty subtle. If you’re using mild peppers, you could add in more of the mild peppers if you want more chile flavor without all the spice.

This is a great green smoothie that is packed with all natural ingredients, but is absolutely delicious, and will keep you satiated until lunchtime! Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Cucubmer, sliced with skin
  • 1 Whole Fresh, Diced Mild Hatch Chile
  • 1 1/2 Cup Diced frozen Pineapple
  • 1 1/2 Cup Diced frozen Mango
  • 2 Kiwi’s, peeled and diced
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 Cup Avocado
  • 1/2 Lemon, peeled and de-seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh, Diced Hot Hatch Chile
  • 2 Cups Coconut Water

Preprarion

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 40-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve immediately.
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