Five minutes in the tropics
It went down to -21oC this Wednesday here in Toronto (that's -6oF for you all in the States), then at 10pm last night there was a major power outage in my part of town and we woke up to a bitterly cold house this morning (I've since opted for evacuation to my parent's place). While we should all be aware of the virtues of local foods, and make sure our produce that winters over well came from neighbouring farmers, sometimes a brief visit to the tropics, if only in your mouth, can do wonders to lift the chilly January spirits. Leave the pineapple core in tact for juicing, as they say that part has anti-tumor properties!
1 medium pineapple, peeled (you know what I mean, yes?) and cut length-wise in quarters
3 frozen bananas (I guess this makes it less conventional, and more of a smoothie)
1/3 cup coconut milk
a splash rum (maybe 1/4 cup?), to taste (optional)
Pass the pineapple through the slower setting on your juicer.
Pour the juice into a blender or food processor along with the bananas, coconut milk and rum, if using. Give it a good whirl for about a minute, until very smooth. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Makes 3 servings.
Ryan enjoying some liquid sunshine.