island hopping in a glass

July 31, 2013


Summer in New York presents a complementary phenomenon for me–the craving for copious amounts of mangoes, and the frustration of being surrounded by water yet not being able to jump in it.

I yearn, more than ever, to escape to a place where I can drink out of a coconut.  And so we have my wanderlust-infused kitchen concoctions. Here’s the latest:

  • one ripe banana
  • 1/4 ripe papaya (check out this quick video for how to know when it’s ready, and how to peel and cut)
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (from a can–keep the rest in a covered container in the fridge)
  • about a cup of frozen mango chunks (Trader Joe’s, all the way)
  • about 1/3 cup water for consistency

Speaking of Trader Joe’s (again), check out that orchid.  They bloom for a very long time and seem to like it in my apartment.  That, coupled with this smoothie and my new tower fan, and it almost feels like I’m on an island very far from Manhattan.  Almost.

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