My mom is quite the health enthusiast. Ok, not the obsessive one but the kind who tried her best to ensure that only the best and healthiest kind of food entered our stomach. I remember her making juice from fresh tomatoes and concocting all sorts of smoothies for our snack! I didn't like the tomato juice at all so even if she bribed me about Php 5.00 for every glass that I drank (quite a good amount in the 80s) I never learned to love or like it and today, I still don't! :)
However, despite our disagreements on tomato juice - there was one smoothie (or shake as we call it in the Philippines) that I never said "no" to. That is the smoothie made with Guyabano or Soursop fruit. I remember my mom painstakingly removing each seed from the white flesh of the guyabano fruit. Thereafter, all that delicious juicy bits from the fruit get processed in the blender and immediately enjoyed by myself and my siblings!
1 cup ripe Guyabano (soursop) flesh, seeds removed
2-3 cups fresh and ripe Mango cubes
1 cup (or more) ice cubes
1/2 cup Milk (optional)
Sugar or Honey, to taste (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until thick and smooth. Adjust the sweetness to your taste or you may not even need to add sugar if you have very sweet mangoes. Enjoy immediately!