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.
I found myself with some cherries and decided I wanted to make a smoothie with them. At first I wasn’t sure what to combine them with, but I decided that mango with cherries seemed like it’d be yummy. And thus the mango cherry smoothie was born. And yes, it is yummy.
This is another one of my, “I need to use up this fruit” smoothie creations (as opposed to a “thought out a few days in advance” one). Funnily enough, it seems like my last minute creations end up being some of my favorites. Then again it’s hard to go wrong with a fairly classic combination like this.
Sometimes I give a lot of thought to my smoothie flavor combinations. Other times the ideas arise mainly from, “I need to use up this fruit before it goes bad.” This smoothie happened to come from the latter category. Luckily it happened to turn out really yummy! It became one of my new favorite smoothies. I realize cherries are kind of a pain in the ass to use in smoothies because you have to remove the pit. If you plan on using them a lot you can buy frozen pitted cherries and use those. If not you’re going to have to bite the bullet and pit fresh ones. I admit this does add a bit of prep time to this smoothie, especially since the mango isn’t super fast to dismantle either. But I think it’s worth it.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a morning person. At all. I enjoy my sleep, and I enjoy it well into the late hours of the morning. And those times I do have to get up early it takes me a long time to get going. So knowing my breakfast is ready and waiting for me when I get up is a load off. While there are some other types of breakfast that you can prepare in advance, today I’ll be tackling everyone’s favorite winter breakfast: oatmeal.