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Smoothiecapades

After a gorgeous day in the sun yesterday (moronically without SPF, which I happen to take very seriously, and did not have with me) I made the most delicious smoothie I’ve ever had.

Yes, ever.

Move over FroYo, there’s a new smoothie ninja in town.

I had to actually go to the FroYo website to make sure that I had the right product, because for all I know, one minute I’m talking about smoothies and the next minute I’m bragging about competing with some sort of 80’s afro wig service. I was immediately bombarded by cheesy music with a lot of record scratching. Does anyone else share my aversion to blogs or websites playing their own music? If I’m rocking out to Run DMC, how am I supposed to enjoy the moment if suddenly Run DMC becomes remixed with the Kenny G on your website’s media player

It gets tricky,  tricky, tricky.

Or you end up with something like this…



Anyway, I’m going to share my smoothiecapades (made up word…errr?) with you, in a completely unofficial, non technical manner. When I cook, bake, and create masterpieces on my ceiling with kitchen condiments that perfectly replicate The Sistine Chapel, I tend to improvise measurements. If you ask me what a divided tablespoon is, I won’t be able to tell you. Don’t ask.

For these smoothies, I used all organic ingredients, because that’s how I roll.

1 to 1 1/2 cups of chopped up strawberries
1-2 whole mangos, make sure they are ripe. I realize this is a total pain, because mangos take a gazillion years to ripen. If you’re impatient, you can always buy frozen mangos and substitute Goya mango nectar.
1 cup of orange juice
1 Whole grapefruit
1/2 a banana, feel free to feed the other half to the monkey child that live in your jungle house.
1 cup of yogurt, I used organic Stonyfield, but Greek yogurt is also tasty!
1 cup of ice (which I did not have, because I don’t have ice trays. Sometimes when it comes down to sweet bar stools, and ice trays, you have to make sacrifices)
Agave nectar.

Use a blender (I have this really great two serving blender that my mom gave me when I moved into my apartment) and combine all ingredients. Add more or less of whatever your little heart desires. When dealing with the grapefruit, I squeezed the juice out of the grapefruit first, and then cut the actual fruit part up. What can I say? I like things grapefruity.

Blend together, pour into a glass, garnish with a strawberry ’cause you fancy huh?
Drizzle with a little extra agave if you have a sweet tooth.

Enjoy!
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12 Comments

  1. Sounds pretty yummy! I wouldn’t have thought to put agave in there but that’s a good idea. I’ll definitely try this once I find a ripe mango!

  2. Sometimes I also put raw honey in my smoothies and it’s really nice! You can always buy a semi ripe mango and wait two or three days, or go frozen!

  3. Sounds so delish! Gimme everything except for the grapefruit- not a fan. Oh & ps you can buy ice cube trays at dollar stores! That’s where mine came from!

    • What? Not a fan of grapefruit? WHAAAAT? Actually, my boyfriend isn’t either, but the juice gave it a nice bite and I only used a few pieces of the actual fruit. 🙂 GRAPEFRUIT FO’ LYFE!

  4. If you wrote a recipe book I would buy. Not necessarily because I like the recipes (because yoghurt makes my mouth go all “what the fff are you doing to me?!”) but because I like your style.

    • HAHA, aww yogurt is the best! Also, I enjoy the difference in the American/Australian way of spelling yogurt…or yogHURT…Appropriate in your case! 🙂

      • oh my god I thought of YOU the other day! I was down at the boat harbour and there was this place called Fro-Yo and I was thinking “that sounds strangely familiar… CARLEY!!!!”
        I was offered a free sample but I politely declined.

      • HAHA come at me FRO-YO! In all seriousness, they do make really yummy smoothies, I’m just being over competitive haha!

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