Theme: Quick, Easy, and Delicious
Elly likes to say that fruit is nature’s fast food. I’d agree-there are many times that I grab a few pieces of fruit from the fruit bowl as breakfast on my way out the door. It’s a great way to make breakfast vegan with such little effort.
A few days ago at work, Elly brought in homemade vegan flautas (for others like me who aren’t cultured enough to know exactly what a flauta is without consulting google, think taquitos) and everyone loved them. One person even said “I don’t think I’ve ever had anything vegan! These are delicious!” to which another omnivore friend of ours said, somewhat sarcastically, “So you’ve never had fruit?!” We though it was a little humorous, but it goes to show that we have our work cut out for us when it comes to educating others about how yummy (and normal!) vegan cuisine can be.
In that spirit, our quick, easy, and delicious dish today is a fruit smoothie-inspired by the colors of the sunset. Hopefully it shows you don’t need to make an extra trip to the grocery store, or put in a lot of extra time, to make vegan food delicious. And, if you don’t have time for using your blender, just grab a few pieces of fruit for breakfast or a snack!
- 1 cup herbal iced tea (I was trying to use up some, chilled water would work as well)
- 1 orange, peeled
- Juice from one lemon
- 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1/4 cup pineapple (frozen or fresh)
- 1/4 cup mango (frozen or fresh)
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- If you choose to use fresh fruit, you might want to add a few ice cubes to cool down your smoothie and if you are using frozen fruit, it helps to have a high-powered blender, but it is certainly not necessary. If you aren’t using a high-powered blender, a little extra liquid should help get things going.
Pour and enjoy!
-E & E