Some people convert from Judaism to Catholicism or the reverse. Some peole convert from Imperial to metric. I have converted from being a smoothie-hater to a smoothie-lover. I'm not sure why I took against them in the first place. They seemed like a fad. I didn't own a blender so there was no point making them in my own home and they always seem awfully expensive outside of my home. And I guess it was also the fact that they take perfectly good fruit and reduce it to a drink. I love fruit just the way it is, thank you very much. Oh yeah, and I've never been overly fond of the milk product and fruit combination. (With the sole exception of those orange push up ice cream treats that I used to get from the ice cream truck: it seems to me they were a little creamy.)
But now that the critic bought me a gorgeous blender to match my gorgeous KitchenAid mixer, I have converted. For one thing, it gives me a reason to use my gorgeous blender. For another, it allows me to use up fruit that is getting past its perfect-consumption-date. And then it is pretty darn tasty.
So here you have my recipe: take a couple of cups of strawberries that are starting to look tired, add a couple of kiwis, a container of plain yogurt and a few ice cubes. Zing. Pour. Yum.
The Critic said, "This would be great with vodka in it."