Friday, July 13, 2012

Strawberry Lime Smoothie

put the lime in the smoothie & drink it all up

I've probably already whined enough about the summer heat, which is (at least for me) fairly intense here in Toronto. Of course, I could be in Cambodia or India, where I am convinced I would not survive. It would be a horrifying re-enactment of the Wicked Witch of the West's death, and while that's an entertaining enough scene in Technicolor, nobody wants to see that in real life.

Which is why smoothies like this become so important during this time of year. They're nutritional, delicious, and cooling. I am not a seasonal smoothie consumer (I eat them on a near daily basis, all year round), so in cooler months I often have to don a sweater whilst eating them. They literally make me shiver with cold - which is what makes them perfect for this time of year, because instead of bringing you to the brink of pneumonia, they cool you down to a temperature that feels livable.

The lime in this smoothie is especially refreshing - there's just something about citrus that feels like summer, but in a way that's bright and zingy, not droopy and sweaty (which is how I feel most of the time throughout July and August). I've been putting lime in just about everything lately - water, salad dressings...alcoholic beverages. Just try adding a squeeze or two of lime juice to your bottle of water - it's amazing how much more refreshing it is with that bitter, citrusy kick.

But I should probably stop my lime speech before I break into "Put the lime in the coconut and drink it -"

Oops. Too late. Although, that does sound like a fantastic idea. I will put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up. Thank you pop culture!

But in the meantime, have a smoothie.

Strawberry Lime Smoothie
This smoothie is perfect for those hot summer days - the lime adds a refreshing zing that will pick you right up!

1 cup Soy Milk (or other milk of your choice)
zest & juice of 1 Lime
1 Frozen Banana
1 heaping cup Frozen Strawberries

1. Pour milk into a blender, add lime zest & juice, banana, strawberries, and blend until smooth! You may need to pause the blender a few times to scrape down the sides and stir to help the blending process along. Enjoy immediately!

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6 comments:

  1. Yum! Smoothies are a great start to your day. This sounds tasty. =)

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    1. Thanks! I eat one just about every day - like having ice cream for breakfast. Hope you like it! :)

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  2. I love making this smoothie too - great for a post workout snack.

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    1. Indeed! I've also taken to eating smoothies for dinner too, what with the summer heat. Helps cool me right down!

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  3. A delicious smoothie to start my day is something I look forward to, but something as pretty as this pink colored smoothie is a bonus. I will try soonest =)

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