Lazy Chef: fruit smoothies

I’ve been thinking for awhile about starting a web site called The Lazy Chef — tips and workarounds for people who like to eat good stuff, but are well… lazy. Maybe someday.

Anyhow, here’s a first entry: easy fruit smoothies. A couple of card-playing buddies of mine actually tipped me off on this method (one such buddy). Buy a few bags of frozen fruit (strawberries, peaches, pineapple, whatever). If there’s a Trader Joe’s near you, they have a pretty decent selection. Buy some orange juice. Plop a bunch of fruit in a blender. Add some OJ. Add some sugar (optional). Mix. That’s it.

Because the fruit is frozen, there’s no need to add ice. The result is like a sorbet shake. Completely natural, but delicious. I should also mention that I loathe the word “smoothie”.

One Comment

  1. Max says:

    I’ve been trawling through your archives, so no one will probably every read this.
    However, I felt I should point out that your recipe, while immensely tasty already has a name. It’s a frappe, pronouced frap-ay.
    A frappe is essentially a smoothie based on OJ instead of milk (and with ice instead of ice-cream). Well, that’s what they are in Australia at least. If I’m totally off the mark here then let me know, otherwise enjoy them forever more but call them frappes.