>> Thursday, April 14, 2011
Thank you sun, for coming through the window today. You were missed.
Thank you pants, for being so forgiving after 2 nights of peking duck and crème brûlée.
Thank you butter, for making my kitchen smell so damn good.
Thank you legs, for not forgetting how to ride a bike and making me look sporty.
Thank you glasses, for allowing me to spot the bug on my mint. Now I know who's the owner of those black specks of poop on the leaves.
Thank you hand sanitizer, for killing (or claiming to kill) 99.9% of the germs.
Thank you fruit pickers/fruit deliverers/fruit sellers for making sure my pineapple and papaya were in a good state when I bought them.
This wonderfully healthy juice has just three ingredients (or four, I like to add chia seeds into everything and trick my family into eating them).
Papayas have the strangest seeds. Apparently edible too.
Freshly cut pineapples are the best (such a privilege to have non-canned pineapples!)
The mint is essential. Don't worry - the bug didn't get to all the leaves :)
Then you just whizz them together in a blender. It's like a bit of sunshine.
Voila, you're done!
Plain papaya or pineapple juice by themselves would've been well, just plain and boring. But together, they taste great and is a great way to kick-start any day that needs a bit of sunshine. Like everyday.
Pineapple & Papaya Juice
Adapted from Martha Stewart
- 5 sprigs fresh mint
- 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces
- 1 medium papaya, peeled and seeded
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
1. Press all ingredients through a juice extractor into a measuring cup.
2. Stir to combine before serving.
Happy Friday and weekend ahead ya'll!
I am hoping to be eating apple crumbles and snugging in bed to watch movies. But I really should go out and be more active like riding my bike and climbing some stairs.
What are you doing this weekend?