I have been on a smoothie kick lately.  Mostly to bring a bit of summertime to this bleak and drab weather we’ve been having.  Yesterday I made a delicious pineapple smoothie, which tasted like the tropics in a glass.  It was so good I had a couple of them. This morning I wanted to try some different fruit combinations.

Kiwi has become my nickname over the years.  My best friend Meme started calling me Kiwi several years ago.  She thinks it started because my love of kiwi fruit, but I thought it was because I am of Maori descent, and the Kiwi bird is unique to the region of New Zealand.  Either way, the nickname was born. 

 In my haste to taste this delicious concoction I removed the lid of the blender to assess the progress and see if it was ready for me to devour.  Right as I removed the lid, a chunk of ice that had not yet been blended, was quickly sucked down to the blade, and a huge glob of smoothie came flying out of the blender.  It was almost in slow motion.  Have you ever had a bad dream where you’re running but not moving anywhere?  This was that dream made a reality.  As the glob hit my face and hair, and colored my then white shirt a now pinkish color, the damage was done.  Not only did I have to change my clothes, I had to make another batch of smoothie.  I felt like the guy in the cranberry Ocean Spray commercials.  Don’t be like us.  Leave the lid on. 

This smoothie is very much like the one I made yesterday, except I substituted the pineapple for a handful of sliced strawberries, and kiwi.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced

1 banana sliced

1/4 cup Greek yogurt (or any plain yogurt)

1 or 2 tbs of honey for a hint of sweetness

the juice of 1 or 2 oranges freshly squeezed

handful of ice

Blend together. Pour into glass. Drink and be merry!

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