Smoothies are SO yummy. It’s not always easy to find a place that will make you a good one. The whole smoothie industry seems like a bit of a racket to me anyway. The total cost on the ingredients is very low, but the smoothie still costs three or four bucks. The solution? Make your own!

My buddy Adolfo is a smoothie master. He has one almost every day, and he gave me his recipe:

Throw in a peeled mango or a banana

About 1/3 cup OJ

About 1/3 cup Soy milk

2 or 3 ice cubes

Throw in blueberries, strawberries, or whatever

I like to put in some flax meal, maybe a tablespoon or two

Now, blend the heck out of it. Should be yummy.mmmm.

A very good recipe. Now here’s my version of it:

  • One peeled banana
  • One peeled, seedless tangerine or orange
  • A handful of frozen blueberries and/or cherries or mango chunks
  • 2 or 3 spoonfuls of vanilla yogurt
  • 1/3 cup of whatever juice I have already made in the fridge
  • sometimes 1/3 cup of milk
  • I think I’m going to add in the flax meal since it’s so good for you, but I just haven’t bought any yet

I am amazed at how delicious it is. AND you get a whole bunch of servings of fruit (a real problem for most Americans) in a very quick and easy form. Works much better in a blender than a food processor by the way. Sometimes it’s hard for me to resist the urge to put other weird stuff in there. I figure that it’s all going to get blended up anyway, so what’s wrong with throwing a few Skittles, a Snickers bar, or some Doritos in too?