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.
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)
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.