I’ve been using fruit smoothies to get in my daily fruit. The standard drink when I come home from work is usually frozen strawberries with soymilk and vanilla, though I’ve found a fun way to shake things up a bit: adding carbonated water.
That extra glug of sparkling water adds a little zing to the tongue, and also dampers the sweetness of the finished smoothie.
A recent trip to our local Latino Market also added new inspiration in the way of cool frozen fruit pulp from Goya. We grabbed a bag of mango, cherimoya, and guava pulp, all destined to be blended up or stirred into salsa.
This fizzy recipe uses the newly discovered cherimoya pulp with lime flavored fizzy water. The resulting smoothie is light and fruity, with the feel of adding banana but without the flavor. The cherimoya lends a flavor like pineapple and apple whirled in. it’s quite refreshing and a nice change of pace.
Blueberry Smoothie Float
In a blender add:
- cherimoya pulp, frozen: 1/2 cup
- blueberries, frozen: 1 cup
- kiwi, scooped out insides: 1
- soy milk: 1 cup
- vanilla extract: 1 tsp
- kosher salt: small pinch
blend till smooth and add:
- lime flavored fizzy water: 1/2-3/4 cup
Pulse in the blender ever so briefly. Pour into two glasses for a small treat, or one glass for a healthy snack or breakfast.
One Year Ago
I took a spoonful off of the top of the chunky container, a bright green sampling of Pistachio Almond. Before popping it in my mouth I noticed that there were dark green flecks in the mixture- that almost looked like threads of pineapple. Curious I slipped the spoon into my mouth and before I knew it, my mind was whisked off to a childhood summer afternoon, with a bowl of Mom’s pistachio marshmallow salad!