Well, maybe not people who live in the desert (almost typed ‘dessert’ there. What’s on a girl’s mind…) or people who suffer from summer depression or vampires, but apart from them I think everyone on the Northern part of the world is waiting for winter to be over.
I know I am.
So I made Sunshine Smoothies!
They look and taste just like summer! I even threw in some ice, even though I have been freezing all day because I’m pretty much stuck behind my laptop all day working on my thesis. But summer means ice, so I had no choice. You just can’t have a Sunshine Smoothie without it… Same with the straws. You just gotta have colorful straws. Two of them…
They’re totally obligatory!
Unfortunately I didn’t have a few of those cute, paper umbrella’s, otherwise they would be in there as well…
Anyway, enough about straws and umbrella’s and back to the actual smoothie-part of these Sunshine Smoothies. They’ve got mango in them! And oranges!
Hence the whole official ‘Mango and Orange Smoothies’ title of this post.
But truth be told, that title is not really accurate. There’s also a little lime juice and red grapefruit juice in there! Oh, and a ton of vitamins! These smoothies are a proper vitamin boost!
See? This is what my fruit bowl looked like before I got hold of it…
I also had bananas, in a different fruit bowl (that’s right: the Rocking Rebel and I have got two. Wait! You don’t have two fruit bowls? Weird…)
Anyway, I decided not to add a banana, even though I love, love, love bananas. Especially in smoothies. They just add the perfect smooth smoothieness to them. They make the whole thing creamy and perfect. They add sweetness and body. I love bananas!
But here’s the thing: I heard that there are actually people out there who don’t like bananas. Yes, people who refuse to have a taste of summer if there’s even a hint of banana in it! So I decided not to put one in these Sunshine Smoothies.
Like I said: everyone is in need of a little sunshine right now. Even those crazy people who don’t like bananas!
Besides, I didn’t come up with this recipe. The Rocking Rebel did. A few weeks ago, he made me breakfast in bed. Well, he cooked it up in the kitchen, but he served it in bed. Scrambled eggs on toast with smoked salmon, some yogurt, nuts and fruit with a little maple syrup, hot tea and a tall Sunshine Smoothie with two straws.
It was the perfect beginning of a perfect day!
And yes, I have the perfect boyfriend…
- 1 ripe mango
- 4 oranges
- 1 lime
- 1 red grapefruit
- Cut the mango into big chunks. Cut the oranges, lime and grapefruit in half and squeeze them over a small bowl to get the juice out.
- Add the mango chunks to a blender and pulse until smooth. Set a strainer over the top of the blender and pour the juice into the strainer and into the blender to get rid of any seeds. Pulse until smooth.
- Serve with ice Enjoy!