Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pear Flip

Yet another delight from The Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cook Book [1971].  I... I am still working myself up to the drink with sauerkraut and tomato soup. 

Pear Flip
1 12-ounce can pineapple juice
1 8-ounce can pear halves, undrained
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Few drops peppermint extract
Mint leaves

Blend first 4 ingredients in blender container till pears are pureed.  Serve mixture over ice cubes; garnish with mint leaves.  Serves 4 to 5.

Verdict:  Lovely.  A proto-smoothie.  I think this would be better with the ice cubes blended up right along with it, but still nice and refreshing.  In case you can't tell, the stuff floating on the top is mint.

My mint plant is a little under the weather. 


Anje said...

I posted a similar recipe yesterday! Yours looks much tastier, though!

Jana said...

I saw! I laughed. Out of all the weird combinations, in all the smoothie recipes, in all of Retrorecipeland...

Nonna Beach said...

Very enjoyable Jana !
To some youngsters, smoothies are viewed as semi new...I take great heart that you have presented proof from BH&G that they were way, way back in my young heydays, enjoyed by us baby boomers too !!!

Jana said...

I was going to make a comment along the lines of "sauerkraut though? Really?", but then I thought about green smoothies with spinach and kale, and thought I would not judge.

Nonna Beach said...

Bahahahahaha ! Touche' Jana and just for the record, you'd never catch me making a smoothie with sauerkraut,spinach or people brag on facebook about getting their kids to drink those awful concoctions...uck !!!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Delicious looking recipe. I've always enjoyed the refreshing pairing or pineapple and mint together, too.

♥ Jessica