I fully expected this one to be a dud. A scary dud. To my surprise, it’s fabulous. Here’s what I pureed in my Vitamix —
- 1 cup, cherries, cut, sugared with citric acid and almost forgotten after 5 days of sitting in the fridge (yikes)
- 1 banana (bananas just scare me: they seem so non-banana-ish in the last 5-7 years … too much agribusiness and disease)
- 1 mango, ripe to the point of almost being uh-oh
- 1 tsp Tabasco sauce, the Louisiana kind (I knew I needed something hot, and that’s what caught my eye)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- ice cubes
Amazing. The tabasco underneath it all (plus the lime) pulls these tastes and textures together in a way I wasn’t expecting. It’s rich, full, tasty. It even masks the scary agri-business banana flavor that keeps me from including bananas in most of my fruit smoothies.
I’ve used the word “scary” three times in one short blog post.