The heat wave has finally broken here in NYC! What used to be 95+° weather daily last week has now plunged to near-frigid 85-ish temperatures this week- can you believe how lucky we are?
Disgusting humidity and insane heat aside, I’m really enjoying this summer. Wedding preparations are going swimmingly so far (knock on wood), I’ve been knocking a lot off my to-do list, and I’m getting ready to go on a long weekend trip to Montreal on Friday! As you may know, I lived in Montreal for 3 years during undergrad, and I LOVE going back as much as I am able to.
Montreal is a foodie haven for me- between the smoked meat sandwiches at Schwartz’s, authentic Lebanese fast food at Boustan, and (of course!) the bangin’ plates of poutine at La Banquise, I never leave hungry (or any skinnier) after my visits! It is one of my favorite cities on Earth, and I really can’t wait to go back in a few days!
But if you’re sticking around here this weekend, and are dying for a good way to beat the heat, look no further. Frozen mangoes, fresh mint, and cool almond milk blend together for a delicious icy concoction that helps keep you cool and tastes amazing to boot.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 mango, peeled and diced, frozen (can also use fresh)
- 1 banana, frozen or fresh
- 1 handful fresh mint (about ⅓ cup packed)
- 4-5 ice cubes (if not using frozen fruit)
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour and enjoy!
As with all my favorite blended drinks on here, this one is a total cinch to put together and is guaranteed to keep you cool and refreshed!
Any good upcoming summer plans for you all?
Keep cool, and happy eating