For the past few weeks I’ve been making Janine a smoothie every day when she gets home from work.
Here’s yesterday’s smoothie: The Aloha Sun Smoothie. This beautiful smoothie gets mellowness from melon, tangy sweetness from orange juice, and a final kick from pineapple. Lots of pulp in this one.
Aloha Sun Smoothie Recipe
Note: Making a smoothie is not like baking a cake. Measurements of ingredients is very rough and should be adjusted depending on your taste- just add as much as you like and blend it up!
Fresh Pineapple (about 1/4)
Cantaloupe (about 1/8)
Orange Juice (1 cup or so)
Ice (a few cubes)
Chop up the pineapple and cantaloupe. Add enough orange juice to reach your desired consistency. Blend. Add a few ice cubes. Blend some more.
The fresh pineapple will make this smoothie quite frothy: keep the froth if you’re a fan (I am) or skim off if you don’t like it.
The Smoothie Solution
Janine used to be cranky, tired, thirsty, and hungry when she first came home, but instead of sitting down, resting, and eating or drinking, she would bustle around the house, cleaning up after the kids (and me). Then she’d be desperate for dinner, which I usually hadn’t even started cooking yet (since I had also just finished my work day).
One day I realized the solution: I would hand her a tasty smoothie when she came in the door from work, it might help keep her happy until dinner. Thus, the Smoothie Solution was born.