Minty Pina Fresca


So this year, I’m trying to eat healthier, and that mainly includes the snacks and drinks I have with my friends. The hard part is trying to find something healthy to eat when you go out to catch up with mates. This Summer we were in the habit of hanging out at Gelere and I liked their Pina Colada Smoothie with it’s refreshing flavours of coconut and pineapple, but alas that Smoothie is not as healthy as it seems for I know it’s filled with icecream and processed sugar. 

Try this recipe at home, which combines the refreshing flavours of coconut, pineapple, and lime with an added flavour of mint for an interesting twist. You can be sure all ingredients are raw, fresh and pure! 

This recipe is from Balanced Raw – Tina Leigh 


Yes we are also treating ourselves to a small square of raw mint chocolate as well. It’s so good just one square is satisfying. 



1 cup (235ml) coconut water

1 cup (165g) fresh or frozen pineapple chunks 

1/4 cup (24g) mint leaves, packed

Juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons (28 ml)

4 or 5 icecubes


In a Vitamix or other high-speed blender, combine all ingredients, blend for 30 seconds and enjoy. (I had to blend for a bit longer to get the consistency smooth.) 

Fresca may be blended, refrigerated in glass, and enjoyed within 24 hours. Alternatively, pour into ice pop molds for a healthful frozen desert.