Thursday, October 02, 2008

Slice of Lime-Smoothie Operator

I love fruit smoothies. I make them all the time. Here we have the makings of a papaya, strawberry, lime smoothie. Mmmm, look at that color! It's like tie dyed food!


And if you know anything about me you know I love to dance around my kitchen. So as I was making smoothies and wondering what to do for this week's Slice of Lime I hit "shuffle" on my iPod and what should happen to come on but Sade's Smooth Operator.


So I shimmied and sashayed around the kitchen as the fruits whizzed around the blender and I giggled as I thought of a different set of lyrics for the song.


No need to ask
She's a smoothie operator
Smoothie operator, smoothie operator
Smoothie operator

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, I'd drink a pail
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, fruit for sale

She's a smoothie operator
Smoothieeeeeee Operaaaaator


Yes, I know I am a very unwell person. My apologies to the lovely and talented Sade for throwing her lyrics into the blender. My apologies to any of you who attempt the following recipe which I am updating and tweaking from 3 years ago on an old blog.


Papaya-Limeberry Smoothies

3 or 4 cups frozen Papaya chunks (6 months in the freezer is minimally accepted time, ignore the freezer burn)

2 cups strawberries

juice of one lime

1 wooden spoon

-Add the unthawed papaya chunks, strawberries, and lime juice to a blender. Hit puree.
-Insert wooden spoon through opening in blender lid and push ingredients to blade.
-Notice this is not helping.
-Turn off blender, shift ingredients around, and repeat 2 previous steps.
-Become impatient. Stop blender and really smash fruit chunks into blades. Hit puree.
-Continue smashing fruit into blades with wooden spoon (be sure to hit the blades several times) until desired consistency is achieved.
-Turn off blender and pull out spoon. Notice large chunks of spoon missing.
-Consider dumping it all down the drain. Remember there are children starving in Africa (not to mention that we are standing on a precipice gaping into the wide open maw of a looming economic depression ourselves...you can thank me later for the cheery, uplifting tone of this recipe).
-Strain the smoothie through a sieve to remove larger splinters of spoon.
-Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy.
-Notice there are still several visually detectable specks of wood.
-Tell yourself this too shall pass.

29 comments:

Mona said...

Yahtzee! Yikes you drank it spoon & all? OMG!
I hope it does not splinter your innards!

Cocotte said...

Sounds like me everytime I try to use our blender. Maybe because it's from the 1980's?

I may be the only person on the planet who doesn't like smoothies. But I don't like milkshakes or ice cream either, so I'm a strange one indeed.

G-Man said...

Mona, I bet you've been waiting by the puter for 24 hours for this moment!!!

Smooth as Silk Trini...:-)

Seamus said...

So...the wood is the "secret" ingredient?

furiousBall said...

that sounds yummy. my mom used to make the best wooden spoon pilaf too

TLP said...

LOL. I gave up eating wood for Lent one year. Never picked it up again.

"this too shall pass." Did that hurt???

KFarmer said...

Thanks for the morning laugh :)

Me, I chop up things accidently dropped in my mixing bowl... ;)

Suldog said...

Lovely coy smile. Nothing else to add; it just cheered me, is all.

S said...

A little fibah nevah hoit anyone, deah.

Craver Vii said...

I suppose the wood might be extra fiber, but isn't that overkill with all that fruit?

Classic blender moment in movie history: Goonies. Remember that scene when the Fratelli family was interrogating Chunk? Good times!

Desmond Jones said...

So, the wooden spoon is for fiber, right?

Molly is a world-class smoothie operator. Strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, bananas, blueberries, yogurt, etc, etc, depending on what she's got on hand at the moment, and what her taste buds are craving.

And I just get to come along for the ride. . .

lecram said...

Fruit smoothie... mmm. Cheers!

Mona said...

G Man..something is wrong with my eyes...After I read your comment here I started seeing some green spots dancing in front of them...of course, it is the fault of my eyes...Just saying...

ALRO said...

Mm.. gonna have to pass that one on to Deb.. she loves those...

SignGurl said...

You forgot the rum or vodka :)

Breazy said...

mmm I love fruit smoothies. Now you have my mouth watering.

Have a great day!

bookbinder said...

LOL! Reminds me of a few posts I did with instructions.

Kathryn said...

That smoothie looks so good! And now every time I hear that song I will think of you and your smoothies. :)

Mark Leslie said...

You're just a smooth blogerator

(M)ary said...

Oh i love fruit smoothies too! but i hate cleaning up the blender afterwards. thanks for the recipe.

NYD said...

Now we know where your spoons went. Into the smoothies! Is that how you get your daily allowance of iron and minerals?

You are sooooo smoooth!

The Zombieslayer said...

Heh. That sounded good until I read you're eating wooden spoon pieces. Yikes!

Mariposa said...

Can I have some?

Cosima said...

I am sure wooden fiber is actually healthy. I do something similar with mangos and lime, and then put them into my ice cream maker (which by the way is as flawed as a blender, so don't buy one).

Cheesy said...

Wouldn't the juice of "lime" ovr flow the blender???

RennyBA said...

and with a dash of vodka I know you and me would do a smashing team in our kitchen ;-)

Cooper said...

My favorite...
OJ, ice cubes, one banana, frozen raspberries, frozen blueberries, a touch or two of honey...yum

Moosekahl said...

Consider the wood extra fiber! it's good for ya.

rob said...

Enjoyed the lyrics. Thanks for reminding me I haven't had a smoothie in a long time, last summer in fact. Time to get the blender out.