Today’s post is a quick and easy recipe for Fruity Liquid Gold! Okay, so technically it’s not gold colored, but it’s fruity and liquid and tastes soooo gold – I mean, good. It’s got a pink, orange, gold thing going on so we’ll make it work. This beautifully colored drink is part smoothie, part juice, part tropical heaven. It’s full of nutrients that will give you glowing skin and you can add whatever else you would like to it. Then fill up the kiddie pool, put on your sunglasses, and imagine you’re on a tropical island faraway.
Before we get to the recipe though, can I just give a belated shoutout to Women’s Equality Day & National Dog Day?! I think it’s no coincidence that these two great specimens are honored on the same day. Clearly, both are amazing, although I might be a little biased? Either way, August 26 is seriously making it’s way to the top of my favorite day of the year list, which includes competition such as Halloween and my birthday, so that’s saying a lot.
I think my best gal pal Josie fully embodies August 26 because, well, she’s a dog and a woman – she’s a dogwoman.
And she’s looks pretty darn happy about it.
I’m more of a doglady, in the sense that I tend to collect rescue dogs because I’d much rather talk to them than actual people, so yeah…
But I’m really glad that we commemorate the day in 1920 that women were finally granted the right to vote in the United States. And a day to honor our four legged friends (or three or two legs because that happens sometimes and it’s adorable). For those of us that have dogs, we’re so very fortunate to experience that unconditional love and devotion. Both women and dogs have overcome (and continue to overcome) so many obstacles just to be treated with fairness and respect. Yay for women, dogs, dogwomen, and dogladies all over the world!
Now that we’ve celebrated that, I want to share my recipe for Fruity Liquid Gold. It’s really easy you guys. Usually I make green smoothies, meaning they contain more veggies than fruit, but this time I went bat fruit crazy and splurged. Not gonna lie, I may have gotten a sugar rush from all the natural fruity sugars but I think that’s okay every once in a while. On the plus side – it’s raw, vegan, and gluten free!
Below is a visual aid of the 3 ingredients you will need:
Just add filtered water until you have the consistency you want, blend everything together, and stick a paper umbrella in it! I didn’t measure anything out, just eyeballed it. I added more papaya and watermelon than cantaloupe because I like those fruits better and then I added about 1/4 cup of water at a time until I was happy.
Pineapple or mango would also be good, or even some mint or cucumber to mix things up. You could substitute plain ‘ol water for coconut water. Berries, bananas, lemon or lime juice – the possibilities are endless.
- filtered water
- Cut up fruit into smaller pieces and place in blender. I didn't measure anything out, I just eyeballed it. I added more papaya and watermelon than cantaloupe because I like those fruits better.
- Add water to get desired consistency (less for smoothie and more for juice) and blend until everything is mixed. I added about 1/4 cup of water at a time until I was happy.
- Variations: Pineapple or mango would also be good, or even some mint or cucumber to mix things up. You could substitute plain 'ol water for coconut water. Berries, bananas, lemon or lime juice - the possibilities are endless.