I will admit I had bigger plans for my Sunday post than French toast. I meant to drive to the store and buy the nice ricotta I needed to make gnocchi, but the pull to do this instead was just too great:

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So it was 5-minute French toast for breakfast, and for dinner, nothing too fancy (but entirely satisfying): we gnawed on some chicken legs my roommate threw on the grill after our day of pool lounging. But what was our sustenance between the two meals?

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These delightful concoctions, which we have been finding excuses to drink all summer long. They are almost all fruit, so they really do fill your stomach if you can’t be bothered to cook lunch, and you can offset the guilt of drinking during the day by thinking about all the antioxidants you must be consuming.

Do not stress over the measurements. Add a couple extra glugs of rum at the end and no one will complain.

Ingredients: 

About 8 oz frozen fruit (today we used peaches, raspberries, and strawberries, but pineapple, mango, blueberries, and anything else sold in bags in the freezer section work well too.)

1 banana

2 tablespoons plain or vanilla yogurt

6 oz of fruit juice (on this day we had run out, and actually used Fresca– it turned out delicious)

A teaspoon of honey or agave nectar

3 ice cubes

6 oz spiced rum *Note: If making virgins, (though as my roommate Magda says “you might as well be at Jamba Juice,”) sub 6 oz fruit juice, or water if you don’t need the extra sugar.

Directions: Place everything in the blender. Depending on the strength of your blender, you can do just the ice and yogurt and banana first and add the rest later, but we did it all at once:

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Blend until smooth. Adjust to your own taste. If the fruit isn’t terribly sweet, add some more honey. If it is too thick and not blending, add more liquid. If you would like it smoothie-er (?) add some yogurt. If we are going down to the pool, we make two batches of this because 2 blenderfuls fit perfectly in our plastic pitcher we take with us. If you are like us, you will want to serve this with a floater of rum on top for good measure. Perfect lazy Sunday!

 

❤ ❤ Megs ‘n Eggs

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