Since most of the north east is currently experience one last blast of winter at the beginning of spring, and I have a fridge full of seasonally-inappropriate tropical fruits, I thought I would create a little smoothie in honour of.
If the weather sucks, just drink something to brighten your day, right? For full it’s-winter-and-I’m-sick-of-it-let’s-go-somewhere-warm effect, you’ll want to listen to “Hawaii” by Art Bergmann’s old punk band the Young Canadians while you drink this.
Let’s Go to F**king Hawaii Tropical Green Smoothie
1 ripe banana, fresh or frozen
1 orange, peel cut off & hacked into chunks
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cup baby spinach, arugula, kale, or leafy green of choice
2 tbsp coconut butter
1.5-2 cups water
optional: 2-3 tbsp vegan protein powder of choice
Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Put a tiny umbrella in it and pretend you’re somewhere warm and fancy. Don’t look out any windows while you do this, unless you really are somewhere warm and fancy.