Thursday, August 6, 2009
Well...here's that smoothie I mentioned I was tinkering with, when my mom made that caramelized plantains in shaved ice. Two fruits I thought that wouldn't taste good together in a smoothie. Strawberries and cantaloupe. I had that big question mark on my shoulder. Have you seen that commercial where the person enters a hardware store with a small question mark that gets bigger and bigger as they go through, not finding what they need? I felt kind of like that.
So I blend this concotion together. I added a tiny bit of sugar to give a bit of sweetness, but not too much and a lot of ice. It was particularly hot that day. To my surprise, I was worried about nothing. Oh boy, was I wrong. This was so good and refreshing that I had two tall glasses of it back to back. I felt like a water balloon was inside me.
Sometimes I make too much and I put the rest in a glass in the freezer that way I can have it later It's even better frozen. If it frozen solid, let it defrost in the fridge in the morning and by the afternoon I have myself a slushy.
1 dozen strawberries
2 c cantaloupe
3 tsp sugar
lots of ice
Blend all ingredients together until smooth.