I’ve only drunk juice when I was growing up. Freshly squeezed, that is. We had a juicer at home. We also had a blender, but it wasn’t a high powdered one that could turn a whole fruit into something that looked like only our teeth could do. Maybe our feet too if we were to start stomping them while singing “Hey yaaa…. hey yaaaaa…”. Mushed, but delicious.

Smoothies.

Pineapple Mango Smoothie. Easy to whip up. Delicious. Healthy. Did I mention delicious? So good. Perfect combo of sweet and tangy.

Everybody loves smoothies. Everybody loves Raymond too. Name one person you know who doesn’t love smoothies. What’s not to like? It’s sweet, it’s healthy and it doesn’t require much effort on our part to make it or to consume it for that matter. The rave goes on and on about how people would have smoothies for breakfast or for lunch and even for dinner. I don’t know how they do it.

When I take smoothies, I get hungry in 2 hours. Max. Am I missing something here? Are you guys secretly adding potatoes and roasts in there as well? How does smoothies make you full for the entire duration between meals? If I had smoothies for lunch, I’d need three smoothies and plenty potty trips.

But smoothies for snack, now we’re making more sense. Smoothies to prolong the need to stand up, walk to the kitchen and start a complex process of making a complex nutritious, healthy, and delicious meal. Yes! Tummies are growling. People are getting grouchy. When I mean people, I mean me. Stuff ourselves with some smoothies. That’ll do. That’ll buy me 2 hours. Max.

Pineapple Mango Smoothie. Easy to whip up. Delicious. Healthy. Did I mention delicious? So good. Perfect combo of sweet and tangy.

Quick Recipe             Serves 2

what you need:

1 cup fresh pineapple
1 cup fresh mango
2 tbs yogurt
1-2 tbs honey (or other sweetener)

directions:

  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth.

Notes:

  1. Try to avoid the fibrous parts of the mango or else your smoothie will end up with them.
  2. Add more yogurt if you like your smoothie thicker.
  3. If using frozen fruit, make sure to thaw it first unless you like the ‘slushy’ consistency of frozen fruit.

What would you like to say about the invention of smoothies?