Fruit Shakes Anonymous

My name is Wren and I'm addicted to fruit shakes. It all started very innocently: "Maybe I will try a mixed fruit shake instead of a fanta", I told myself. Then it became having one with every meal, if it was convenient. They are a healthy alternative to soda, right? Well, that may be the case, but it has gotten out of hand.

Fruit shakes vary by country and even by restaurant. (Believe me. I've become an expert.) In Thailand, they were mostly just fruit, occasionally a vegetable or two, and ice. It all goes into a blender and comes out a slurpie-like consistency and is delicious. Cambodian fruit shakes tended to have less ice and were more like a pulpy juice, but still not bad. Here in Vietnam, occasionally they will add milk or yogurt to form a more creamy mixture.

So now I am averaging about 4 fruit shakes a day (with the occaional 6-a-day binges). Ask anyone that has travelled with me and they will tell you: if a fruit shake ain't on the menu, we ain't eating there. I prefer a good mixed fruit shake because you never get the same thing twice. My favorite place in Thailand put tomatoes and carrots in theirs. I'm pretty sure one I had yesterday had avacado and dragon fruit in it. If mixed fruit isn't available, I occasionally go with a coconut, pineapple, or watermelon (thanks for the tip, Nate).

I don't know what I will do back in the states where quality fruits aren't available at ridiculously low prices. Turn back to fanta, I guess.
Friday December 15 2006File under: travel, food

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on Fri 15th Dec, 2006 04:00 pm UTC Sara said:
Have you had bubble tea? There are several places here that have it and I've heard it's good.
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on Fri 15th Dec, 2006 06:15 pm UTC Saxtor said:
Well, I don't have much to compare it to, but I've had smoothies that you've made and they've been pretty choice. I'm sure you'll get by.
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on Sat 16th Dec, 2006 12:50 am UTC jenelevator said:
you need a fruit shake dispenser! on a hat. you know, like the kind that crazy americano futbol fans have with the beer cans? then you can have fruit shake sustenance whilst travelling to the next awesome fruit shake experience. oh yah, and does the watermelon fruit shake come in a hollowed out watermelon?! paradise i tell ya.
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on Mon 18th Dec, 2006 06:57 pm UTC amanda said:
you should ask for a recipe and make your own when you get back! ask for a blender for your bday
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on Fri 22nd Dec, 2006 01:43 am UTC nathan said:
mmm watermelon shake . . .
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