Other years I’ve put a lot of thought into my smoothie combinations. This year since I don’t have as big of a fruit supply at my ready it’s been a bit more slapdash. But I’ve still been able to put together some good smoothies! This week we have a lot of watermelon to work through and some cherries I want to eat before they go bad and thus the cherry watermelon smoothie was born. Watermelon smoothies are always a lot thinner than the other smoothies I usually make due to their high water content so keep that in mind when putting it together.
Cherries and mango are two very common (and yummy!) fruits which you wouldn’t normally think would go well together. Recently, I found myself with some leftover cherries after baking a pie, and decided I wanted to make a smoothie with them. At first I wasn’t sure what to combine them with, but I decided to give mango another shot at Smoothie Sunday. Thus the mango cherry smoothie was born.
So by now I’m sure everyone and their mom has heard that General Mills brought back the much-beloved French Toast Crunch about two years ago, and I’m happy about it for the most part. (Though honestly, the cereal tends to be a little bit pricey, so sadly I haven’t been eating it as much as I’d like to.) In the last year, the big GM released two new cereals in a brand new subline known as Tiny Toast, in what I assume is mostly an effort to justify keeping manufacturing French Toast Crunch, since the machine that produces tiny little toast-shaped cereals now has more than one specific purpose. Similar to French Toast Crunch, these are tiny little toast cereal pieces with sugar and fruit specks. So far they’ve got both strawberry and blueberry, and we managed to pick up a box relatively cheap recently at a local liquidation store.
Erik and I went to a peach festival last Sunday so I wanted to make a peach smoothie in honor of that. Since I also still had cherries to use up I tossed those in too. The result was yummy and refreshing. Now I just need to come up with some more peach recipes to use all the peaches we got at the festival!
I’m not sure how common starfruits are. When I was younger I used to get them from the grocery store often, but then I went a long time without seeing them. When I finally saw starfruit again at the store the other day I bought couple. I knew I wanted to try making a smoothie with one because they have a very light, refreshing taste. To boost up the amount of fruit I added some blueberries we’re still trying to finish and some pineapple we had lying around. I ended up with a very summery, refreshing smoothie that’s high in vitamin C and antioxidants. Can’t beat that.