I know it’s the middle of winter but it was 60 degrees in NJ today. This warranted the kids playing outside in shorts. ( In our house, shorts weather is anything over 50 degrees.) We had plenty of warm sunshine so I thought making a tropical smoothie was appropriate. I took my drink out on the patio and closed my eyes. I took a sip and envisioned a turquoise pool of water, pink sand between my toes and a cool breeze blowing some palm trees. A shot of rum in this drink might have helped further but it was too early in the day for that. This smoothie reminded me of a tropical island and that the summer is not too far away. Tonight, it is going back down to 35 degrees and I will be drinking warm tea. But it was nice to have a little summer dreaming even if just for a few hours.
- 2 frozen bananas, sliced
- 1 can (14 ounces) light coconut milk
- 1 cup mango chunks
- Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Add a few ice cubes if you would like it more frozen. Makes 2 to 3 servings.