puerto rico!

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January 28, 2010 by Sarah S.

Yesterday on my TJ’s run, I found these puppies:

Which reminded me of the last time I visited my Auntie in Puerto Rico, and she made the most delicious drinks for me and HTB — a blend of fresh papaya chunks, milk, lots of sugar, and ice. I wanted to recreate that flavor, but without the dairy and sugar overdose, in the form of a breakfast smoothie. I’ve also been hearing how tasty and healthy coconut milk is in a smoothie, so I pulled out this from the cupboard as well:

In honor of my Auntie, and our forthcoming wedding in Puerto Rico, I will name this little cutie, Gladys’ Wedding Goddess! Here are the ingredients I used: 3/4 papaya chunks(frozen), 1/3 cup light coconut milk, 1/2-3/4 cup almond milk, little squirt of agave nectar, 1 tsp spirulina. Blend it up! The coconut milk makes it nice and thick and creamy, and the papaya is just heavenly. It was very reminiscent of the drink my Auntie made.

I realize that most of my drink concoctions are green… I just can’t not put spirulina in everything. But if you were to forgo the spirulina, it would be a lovely light peachy color.

I hope everyone’s day is off to a great start!

PS – If you’ve received a wedding invite and you’re reading this, make sure you send in your RSVP this week!

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