In April, we treated ourselves to a graduation trip to Thailand. For two weeks, we travelled with our friend Maddy to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Koh Phi Phi, experiencing a culture that we will never forget. Three months later, we still reminisce daily about the people we met in hostels, the most incredible street food, the bustling markets, the $7 massages, the magnificent temples and the picturesque beaches. Some experiences, like the elephant sanctuary, were so impactful that they have really stayed with us back in our real non-vacationing lives. We’ve been educating our family and friends about the harm of riding elephants, something that neither of us and many other tourists don’t realize.
In the hundred degree humid weather, we found sanctuary in the small street stands on nearly every block that sold fresh fruit shakes. They were just four simple ingredients: fruit, water, ice and sugar, but they were so refreshing and flavorful, the second we finished one we were dying for another. We each had our go-to fruit (Kirby’s watermelon & Michelle’s mango) and we had about three a day, often times along with our Chang beers. It may seem almost comical to share such a simple recipe on this blog, but to keep these delicious drinks to ourselves would be outright selfish.
Ingredients & Materials:
- 2 cups chopped fruit (your choice!)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon Agave
- A blender
Pick your favorite fruit to make your shake and be sure that it is ripe and in season. We opted for watermelon, pineapple and mango.
Dice your fruit and remove seeds if necessary. You need about 2 cups of fruit per shake, though you could get away with less if you are using a richer and denser fruit like mango.
Blend your fruit with a cup of water, a cup of ice and a tablespoon of agave.
And that’s it!!! So simple. So good. Enjoy!
-Kirby & Michelle