After being in Cancun in January for our honeymoon, I felt like bringing back a bit of the sunshine we had experienced into the cold, wintry days of Dayton. I spent the past two and a half months studying for the Ohio Bar exam, which served as a crash course in Ohio law and an opportunity to stay indoors during the third-coldest winter in Dayton. Consequently (oh goodness, I’m still in Bar essay writing mode), I needed to make my breaks as effective as possible. A smoothie like this keeps you energized and…just plain happy! You can mix in protein powder to add a bit more energy into your day, but here is the basic recipe:
1/4 cup fresh blueberries
1 banana, sliced into chunks
2 chunks frozen pineapple
2 frozen strawberries
2 chunks frozen mango
1/4 cup water
Add the banana, kiwi and blueberries first, then the water. Puree until smooth. Then add the frozen fruit.
I like to use frozen fruit instead of ice because it makes the smoothie cold without creating too much grittiness from the ice.