Given the back trouble this week, I wasn’t thrilled about the prospect of spending too much time in the kitchen. I also seemed to have the salad aspect of the week covered in my tuna salad on endive leaves, so decided to do something with fruit instead of my normal entree/salad combo. I had on hand a couple of bananas, along with a few Sumo oranges, and a pomelo. I also had Greek yogurt leftover from the tuna salad. My back hurt, so I decided not to wrestle with the pomelo.
On a side note, I’m fascinated by all the citrus that shows up this time of year at our supermarket. I think this may be the first year I’ve seen the Sumo orange, and I mistook it for a large mandarin orange. I did a bit of research and found that it is actually a cross between a mandarin orange and a California navel orange and has only been sold in the US for the last three years or so. It originated in Japan. They are great because they are very easy to peel and have no seeds, though I don’t know if I fully trust a fruit that has its own Facebook page. (Yes, I was tempted enough to like it and am now following a fruit on Facebook). For that matter, pomelos are also interesting – as it turns out, they are likely the grandparents of the modern grapefruit, and not, as I’d always assumed, a hybrid fruit that involved grapefruit.
Lazy Day Citrus Smoothie
Makes 4 1/2 pint servings
2 Sumo oranges
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
4 or 5 ice cubes
Mix all ingredients in a blender. Add water or more ice as needed to make the smoothie smooth.