I was REALLY not feeling up to cooking tonight, so Jason and I pulled together enough fruit to make a couple of smoothies.
It’s bee years since I pulled out my smoothie machine (no, it’s not a regular old blender – which I wish I had – it’s a specialized machine just for smoothies and mixed drinks like margaritas). I was so happy to finally have a reason to use it again.
We kinda winged it using what we had:
- 2 cups of strawberries
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits
- 2 cups crushed ice
- 1/2 cup orange juice
This made enough for both of us to have big huge smoothies, enough to fill us each up quite pleasantly. We also have enough left over fruit to make another pair of smoothies for breakfast or lunch tomorrow.
The only problem we ran into was that by the time all the fruit was blended up, the juicy part was too thin. We filled our glasses and tossed them in the freezer for about 10 or 15 minutes. In that short time the smoothies thickened up perfectly. I froze the leftover fruit so we won’t run into that problem tomorrow.