my big fat summer smoothies

July 2, 2007

I’ve been jammin’ smoothies hard this summer, keeping the blender out on the counter because half the time I want to make another smoothie before I’ve event washed the blender out. Here are somewhat-vague recipes for a couple fatty, tropical-tasting summer smoothies. They’re both vegan, to boot! (J is in Japan, I have to pick up the slack).

1. Pineapple-coconut nonsense.

INGREDIENTS (all amounts approximate; just guess, basically):

– 1/2 c orange juice
– 1 c chopped-up fresh pineapple
– 3 ice cubes
– 1/2 to 3/4 c coconut milk
– 1 banana, sliced/chunked into small-ish pieces

Blend pineapple and OJ until pineapple is as smooth as it’ll get. Then add ice cubes and blend more; add coconut and banana, blend until smooth. Serve in a big huge frosty glass or two. Serves two normal folks, one smoothie glutton like myself.

2. Avocado malarkey.

INGREDIENTS (all amounts approximate; just guess, basically):

– 1 ripe avocado (that’s not approximate, that’s exact), cut into small chunks
– 1 c pineapple juice -or- 3/4 c orange juice and 1/2 c fresh pineapple chunks
– 1 c low-fat coconut milk, or, hey, fresh coconut juice, what the hell.
– Juice of 1 lime

Blend the avocado and juice/pineapple first, then add the rest and blend till smooth. Put this in TWO frosty glasses; even such a glutton as myself can’t handle all of this one at once.


One Response to “my big fat summer smoothies”

  1. elaina Says:

    i am probably going to drink about ten of that avocado one this weekend.

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