When I lived in Mexico in 1972 I loved to drink "licuadas" (from "licuadora" the word for blender) - wonderful blended drinks made of fresh tropical fruit sold for pennies at stands all over the country. It wasn't until a couple years later that "smoothies" became popular in the U.S. and I still called them licuadas, They were one of my favorite things to drink outdoors during summer, experimenting with different combinations of fruit, flavors of yogurt, etc. and I have to admit I quickly learned that adding rum added another dimension to the outdoor experience! A funny story was when in Mexico I tried to ordered a licuada with rum at a local bar. They weren't drunk with rum there. I got into a long complicated discussion of price that taxed my Spanish because they wanted to charge me for two drinks - a licuada and a rum drink!
Anyway after my D diagnosis I realized that my days of dumping a whole box of strawberries and a mango into a blender and adding milk, ice and yogurt (and sometimes rum!) were probably over. Then today as I was getting ready to prepare my lunch to take out to the deck I realized that I could take my usual 1/2 cup of berries I ate with lunch and make a modified version of a licuada. I added ice to crush, plus water instead of milk or yogurt and some lime (yep, skipping the rum too!), whipped it up and it was nearly as good as the old days! Actually it was more refreshing for a hot day made with water and ice instead of milk and yogurt! So nice to revive an old favorite that's still D friendly! Since I couldn't whip up a batch for all of you I just thought I'd share the idea!