I have always been a big fan of The Smoothie: I have purchased and concocted many of my own in my day. But the past few months have really been The Summer of the Smoothie. The blender has made the short trip from the cupboard to the counter what seems like zillions of times. Why? Because I have discovered that smoothies pretty much solve everything.
Feeling a bit overheated and mildly disappointed in the efficacy your new air conditioner? Why not bust out some frozen fruit from the freezer and whip up a refreshing smoothie?
Craving something sweet and cold but not quite as frozen and decadent as ice cream? Definitely time to partially thaw that fruit under some hot water for a smoothie.
Trying to figure out how to get your daily dose of fruit without taking the time to make a chopped fruit salad like your mother used to do with such expertise? Reach for that sleek red race car of a blender your in-laws gave you for your bridal shower and get revved up for some smoothie goodness.
Have a banana that’s just starting to walk on the wild side (i.e. too speckled to eat outright but still fine if it’s mushed up into something)? Throw in some vanilla yogurt, and voila, it’s smoothie time!
Do you get a strange thrill watching a group of separate solids quickly transform into a brilliantly-colored liquid? Then put that blender on pulse and watch the smoothie show…
Work dilemma? Spat with your sibling? Economic crisis? Warring nations? I suspect that this tasty treat could smooth out all of these situations…
There, now. Doesn’t that feel better?
Can you think of any problems a smoothie couldn’t solve or at least improve? I didn’t think so. What do you put in yours?