Weekend Getaway Smoothie. Lay in a sunbeam, slide on some dark shades and sink into a lounge chair as you sip this Totally Tropical Smoothie. Summer breeze, sunshine, the sound of ocean waves crashing in the background...or on your iTunes earphones.
Totally Tropical Smoothie. The glowing pink color reminds me of a tropical sunset. I make it two ways, zesty or creamy, to suit whatever liquids you may have in your fridge. Here's the recipe...
Totally Tropical Smoothie, zesty
vegan, serves 1-2
1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed OJ
1/2 cup lemonade
1 cup frozen strawberries (add a few fresh if you have them)
1/2 cup frozen papaya or peaches
1 frozen banana
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp agave or maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut water ice cubes
1 Tbsp shredded coconut
optional: a few raw cashews
optional: splash of aloe vera juice
Creamy Version: substitute lemonade/OJ with 1 1/2 cups soy milk and 1/4 cup apple juice
Blend until smooth!
Adjust liquid to match your desired thickness.
(Ocean wave sound, sea breeze and seagulls over-head, not included.)
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Vintage End of Summer Story:
Over the weekend I was walking along Broadway, past a few random New York University dormitories around Astor Place. The streets were flooded with incoming students, their nervous parents and "student ambassadors" as stated on their t-shirts. The incoming NYU students were giddy with excitement, their suitcase traffic jams spilling from the sidewalk out into the street, no apologies. The lively students created a warm optimistic buzz in the air. Even the moody taxicab drivers were hesitant to honk amidst the dorm registration traffic jam. A new school year ahead, congrats to the students. But wait, is it really fall soon?! I'd better squeeze a few late summer smoothies in, while I still can!..