I expect for most of you this is no big deal. But I have been married for almost 53 years and never in my whole life owned one.
Well I've said many time on this blog that I am not domesticated and not a cook, so I've never seen the need for one. But while we were up visiting my son in Boise, I watched him make a fruit drink for breakfast every day, from either fresh fruit or frozen fruit. I tasted one of his and it was delicious. So since I am required, for the sake of my insides, to up-grade my intake of fruit and vegetables, this seemed like a simple way to do it.
So I bought a bag of frozen fresh fruit which had grapes, strawberries, pineapple, melon and peaches in it. I put less than two cups full in the blender, threw in a small container of mandarin oranges because I wanted a little sweetness, and hey presto!
My delicious fruit drink.
It doesn't look like much in the photo but I assure you it was great. I am not much of a fruit eater. Usually it is too tart for me and often gives me indigestion. But this is perfect. I have tried adding blueberries and will experiment with other fruit too.
Incidentallly, I have lost 10lbs since I had my meds allergy episode, ( March 11th), and I haven't been trying. Probably mostly because I am doing my physical therapy exercises daily, since I can't handle any over-the-counter pain pills. I have always said I hate exercise. But let me tell you, pain is a great motivator!