Saturday, August 1, 2009

beach trip in a blender

When the carnivore and I went to Mexico this summer we had lots of fruity drinks made from the cheap liquor and fresh fruit we bought at the ginormous walmart. Ever since then I have been missing both the beach and these drinks. So when I saw mangoes for sale at my local market I decided to take a trip back to the beach with my blender. It is not as good as going to the beach, it isn't bad either.

For this mellow mixture you will need:
1 banana, sliced
1 mango, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup of rum
several ice cubes
the juice from 1/2 lime
lime wedges for garnish

Simply blend the ingredients until icy and smooth. Then top each glass with a lime wedge.

I should say for those inquiring minds that I peel and cube my mango with the hedgehog technique. In other words: Slice off the the flat sides of the fruit. Get as close to the flat seed as possible. Using a sharp knife, score a crosshatch or tic-tac-toe pattern into the flesh of the fruit. Cut to, but not through, the skin. Holding the edges in you hands, press the skin with your thumbs to turn the slice inside out. Bite size chunks of fruit will extend from the skin, ready for you to scoop off with a spoon.

So if you see a mango at your market, don't be intimidated. Grab one and then get your blender ready. You are closer to the beach than you think.


  1. I love making drinks or smoothies from fruit. It's so easy.

  2. Ahh they look great, I could really do with a smoothie right now.

  3. Gotta love smoothies - drinkable fruit!

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