Thursday, September 20, 2012
You know when you convince yourself that you can indeed carry that very large pile of laundry up the stairs in one trip without the laundry basket? Because the laundry basket has been lost to the cause of either being a bed for a cat or to a toddler to commandeer? And so you begin the trek up, full of confidence. And then a sock slips out. And then you pick it up. And then two more shirts drop. This slapstick like scenario continues. Then, finally, for 4 amazing stairs, you actually do keep it all together. And you feel all smug, because you totally did indeed succeed in making it up the stairs with the ridiculous sized load in one trip!
Trying to make this smoothie was a similar production. This smoothie is the one that almost didn't happen. Oranges were obtained, then lost to a little guy with a fickle appetite. All the oranges. Ginger was assumed to be sitting peacefully in the crisper drawer, hanging out with carrots and celery. But it wasn't. I had never picked it up. Then ginger and oranges were all ready to go, but we repeated the ginger episode with the pineapple. Finally, luckily, all these things came together. I felt all smug, having finally succeeded in corralling all the necessary ingredients together, and making a smoothie that should have only taken 10 minutes to begin with.
2/3 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup buttermilk
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1 orange
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place everything in a bowl and blend with an immersion blender (or place in a blender and blend). Serve over crushed ice if desired.