Smoothies of any flavor, berries, tropical or greens, are among the best and easy eats that I like to make when I have fresh fruits on hand. It is healthy, convenient and fuel-on-the-go anytime during the day. Sometimes I like mine with some extra protein supplement added to it — as a recovery drink after a hard workout.
The recipe comes from Curtis Stone. He recommends this mango pineapple smoothie, substituting the usual evening cocktail with a fruity mocktail. Or go all out, submit to the temptation and blend some golden rum into the smoothie mixture. It’s freedom of choices: recovery drink, mocktail or cocktail. It’s all good!
For more choices, go to IHCC where Curtis Stone’s drinks in many flavors and for all occasions are featured this week.
This smoothie recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients: one ripe mango, a quarter of a fresh pineapple and one cup of fresh-squeezed orange juice. I did not have fresh pineapple, so I threw in some frozen pineapple chunks, together with two to three cups of ice cubes, in the Vitamix. (It took four oranges to extract one cup (8 oz) of juice. I should try whole-fruit juicing with the Vitamix next time to get more fiber and nutrients from the oranges instead of discarding all the pulp. Also save some time not to have to clean up the juice extractor.) A quick blitz. It’s done, smoothly and effortlessly.