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.
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.
Summertime is the best, ya know? Unless you’re old and whine about the heat, there’s nothing to dislike about Summer. Beautiful weather, cool outdoors activities, great food and drinks, it’s a right-proper time of year. One of the most cherished, belovedly stereotypical drinks you might be thinking of, now that you’ve got this all on your mind, is good ol’ lemonade. Lemonade is the perfect balance between sour, sweet, cool, and refreshing. It’s simple to make, good for you, and it’s fun to joke around with your friends that it looks like you’re drinking pee.
Smoothie Sunday season is almost here! I better get to work and start coming up with some new smoothie recipes! In the mean time, I decided to ease into things by reviewing some smoothie products you can buy in stores. First up is Dole Smoothie Shakers. These seem to be the option for if you want a quick smoothie on the go since no blender is necessary. There are seven flavors available (though I only saw two in the store I was in): blueberry banana, pineapple mango, strawberry raspberry, peach mango, strawberry, strawberry banana, and mixed berry. I tried pineapple mango. I went with that one because it also has carrot and sweet potato in it, and since I tried making my own carrot and sweet potato smoothies last year, I wanted to see how a different one would taste. I also I just enjoy both pineapple and mango.
So, how did the smoothie stand up?
One of the best grapefruit I ever had was brought back from someone’s grandfather’s backyard in Florida, and it was amazing. It was so sweet I didn’t even need to add sugar. Unfortunately, most of the grapefruit you can buy in stores is not that sweet, and can be downright bitter. I still enjoy eating grapefruit from time to time, but having to load it down with sugar seems a bit counter-intuitive in terms of eating fruit for a healthy breakfast. But, I figured if I put it in a smoothie with other, sweeter things I could still get the grapefruit flavor without all the bitterness. And thus this smoothie was born.