Batido de fruta fresca al modo costaricense:
First you have to find a REALLY GOOD protein powder to use. I prefer Whey over Soy, but this is my preference. Just experiment and most importantly, make sure it doesn’t contain too much, or no sugar at all. I prefer vanilla flavor, but chocolate will do and is good for variety. Start with your empty blender as your “measuring” … I usually make two large batidos at once, but if you’re doing just one, halve this recipe.
Two bananas (for two servings)
A good portion of fresh papaya per person (about 3/4 cup, cut up); make sure papaya is thoroughly ripe.
Add any other fruit if you wish (this morning I added mango)
Squirt in just a little honey to taste (to help keep allergies at bay use local honey)
One capful of vanilla extract
1 generous scoop of protein powder per serving (I think mine contains 2 Tablespoons, and usually accompanies protein product)
Make sure to save room for at least 1/2 cup of ice cubes (just enough to make it frothy and cool but not tooooo icy)
Now fill the empty spaces with milk (I use 2% lactaid, but any will do)
Leave at least 1/2 inch space at top to allow for air-expansion while blending
Blend away! At least 30 seconds to get a good blend.
Enjoy and think of me, lying on a sandy white beach right next to you.
(You can do this with ONLY papaya, or papaya with simply a banana added. You must use papaya to make the drink’s texture thicken.)
your pal, lordflea
singin’ and drinkin’ batidos with everyone, enjoying good health, mine and yours