Carrot Mango Lemon Smoothie – San Diego Cooking Adventure, Part 1

While staying with friends in San Diego, I got to try some cooking with a whole new bunch of local foods!  So the first order of business was a trip to the Hillcrest farmers market.

What a treat that was!  Lots of things we don’t get in the mid-atlantic:  mangos, figs, almonds, olives, freshly dried raisins…yum!  I was in heaven!

It was very hot here today, so when we got home it was time for a smoothie – a carrot mango lemon smoothie.  This one is adapted from Bobby Flay’s carrot mango smoothie recipe.  I know, how can you change a Bobby Flay recipe?  It was my friend Heather’s brainchild – use lemon sorbet in place of some of the ice.  It worked!  It amped up the citrus and even added a little tang.

Carrot Mango Smoothie

2 cups orange juice

1 cup carrot juice

1 ripe banana

1 ripe mango

1/2 cup lemon sorbet

1/2 cup ice, crushed if possible

Chop the banana and mango.

Add everything to the blender.

Blend until smooth.  Pour into glasses and enjoy!


Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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