Friday, January 18, 2008

Smoothie Operators

We hoped we'd find a blender in our condo kitchen and we were gleeful to discover we had one! The two of us - mostly Wes - would be operating this machine nearly every day of our stay in Hawaii.
So many fresh fruits to choose from in a Safeway grocery store! The colors, the shapes, the sizes...we were in paradise for sure now!
We had smoothies most every day, including breakfast. Part of the reason we wanted a kitchen in our lodging was to be able to have the freedom of choice and convenience. We ate two meals at "home" everyday and went out for the third. Besides, we had a lovely outdoor patio facing lovely exotic trees, flowers and pool. Above: Grilled cheese and chicken sandwiches served with pineapple smoothies.
Never did a sandwich taste better!
Of course, I will give you our basic recipe:
Fresh Pineapple or Papaya Smoothies
3/4 cup fresh chopped fruit (can mix types of fruits together)
3/4 cup fruit juice or berry "cooler"
1 cup vanilla yogurt (or plain)
6-8 ice cubes
Put everything into a blender, adding ice last. Whir vigorously and serve!
Then, imagine you are in Hawaii.....

7 comments:

Jed and Anne said...

looks delicious! yum!

Melissa said...

Ohhhhh, that sounds so good. Of course, it sounds good from the comfort of my well-heated apartment, where I'm hiding out from the bitter chill that exists outside these walls...spring, come quickly! :)

simplicity said...

Sounds wonderful! We try to get hotels with a kitchen or at least fridge etc when we go away too. Saves so much money to be able to just have some basics at the hotel for breakfast or lunch and then go out for a nice dinner or something instead...I'm with you! :)

cellothug said...

Thanks for your taste of paradise! Colorado is a little too chilly for smoothies, this week....maybe this summer?

Spirit Bear said...

elaborate on fruit juice or berry cooler - what is that - I want to make one of these instantly if not sooner.

The Lindahl News said...

Well...uh...the berry coolers were actually wine coolers. Mmmmmm!

Alli said...

Those look so great! And I love the title of the post...