Don’t get me wrong – I love smoothies.
After a while, though, they all taste the same.
This smoothie blushes, straight from the easy, breezy islands.
Because out of the soft, sweet flavor of papaya and pineapple comes the daring zip of fresh lime juice.
Adding lime juice to a smoothie may sound strange, but Micronesians know – this is like adding a hint of key lime pie to your drink.
A bit of soprano to your alto. A bit of shine to your sun.
And then there’s the fact that it’s mixed with coconut water.
Healthy, healthy, healthy.
So come on, let’s take off our shoes, slide our feet in the sand, and sip a smoothie til we blush.
NOTE: Be sure to chill all ingredients overnight in the refrigerator for best results.
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
4 cups papaya chunks (about 1/2 a papaya seeded, peeled, and cubed)
1/2 a lime, juiced or to taste
1/2-1 cup coconut water, as needed
handful of ice, or more to taste
Let’s fly to Micronesia… we can land our planes on this runway…
… and find a happy spot to make a smoothie. Just blend all ingredients together until smooth. Start with just a 1/2 cup of coconut water and a handful of ice. Add more of either, to taste. I’ll be making this one again and again! Will you?