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!

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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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