December Sunrise: Virtual Vegan Potluck

December to me means citrus!  In the and of forever summer December means fresh squeezed orange juice and eating lots of grapefruits.  I was very excited to see that citrus was the featured ingredient in this Virtual Vegan Potluck.  So I decided to spice up my orange juice and make a beverage.


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December Sunrise
Today I am bringing a little drink I like to call December Sunrise to the potluck.  I had the idea to make my orange juice pink and minty.  So I added blueberries and mint and ended up with a tart and refreshing drink.  If you would like you can add water and the sweetener of your choice.

mint leavesIngredients

2 handful of mint leaves
1/4 cup blue berries
2 cups orange juice
2 cups ice
Sweetener (optional) (stevia agave etc)



1. Crush mint leaves and blueberries
2.  Add orange juice
3. Add ice
4. Stir
5. Add sweetener to desired sweetness.
6. Serve and enjoy

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Please visit the other blogs to enjoy the rest of the dishes in the potluck.



Confession:  I added white wine to my cocktail and called it sangria.

Last year’s entry:

Curried potatoes with chick peas
Curried potatoes with chick peas

About Monetta

*200hr certified yoga teacher *owns and operates Sayana Yoga in St Lucia. *2015 St Lucia Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


  1. Now I know what I can do with all my mint! Thanks 🙂
    I would totally add some kind of alcohol too 😀

    1. I hope you enjoy it!!! I was thinking it would also taste great with raspberries

  2. Love the name! And the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it at the Potluck.

    1. Thank you for organizing everything

  3. Love the colour! Happy VVP!

  4. Mint is such a great way of adding a fresh note to sweet recipes! The name of this drink is adorable… and I completely approve of adding white wine 😀 happy VVP!

    1. I have to admit that I wanted to add coconut rum but I wasn’t sure if it was vegan and how to make sure.

  5. Very pretty! Such a great idea!

  6. Sangria– I like the way you think!

  7. What a pretty drink! I always love the combination of fruit and mint.

  8. Love this – sounds refreshing and delicious!

  9. Looks delicious! I could slurp a few of those up in no time!

  10. Your beverage looks so refreshing! I love new uses for mint. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Ooh adding white wine to this was so smart. I bet it was delish!

  12. I like your little confession! Brought ideas to my mind! Nice one. 😉

  13. Looks gorgeous, great colour! Thanks for bringing it to the VVP!

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