Sunday, August 2, 2009

Mango Papaya Goodness

My mom stopped by recently and said, "You're looking slim!" Those words were enough to make me fall down and kiss her feet. Not really, but they did confirm what I already knew...Smoothies are waaaaaay better for you than ice cream.

Since I've been on my "smoothie a day" kick, I've noticed a marked improvement in my digestion and energy level. I've also determined that almost anything can be blended into something wonderful-tasting.
Tropical Fruit Smoothie

1/2 papaya, deseeded and scooped out
2 mangoes, skin and pit removed
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice

1. Put everything into the blender and blend until mostly combined.
2. Add ice to the top. Blend until smooth.
3. Enjoy the taste of the tropics. Try not think about how far the fruit travelled.