Bird of Paradise
by Gabriel Constans
To thoroughly enjoy this smoothie, take off your shirt (and whatever else you desire), throw on a flower garland necklace, and let your mind drift off to a warm night in Tahiti, Hawaii or the islands of Indonesia.
Yield: 5 cups
1/2 cup fresh, shredded coconut
2 cups filtered water
3 large bananas
1/2 mango, peeled and chopped
1/2 papaya, peeled and chopped
1/4 passion fruit, peeled and chopped
1/2 guava, peeled and chopped
1 small slice pineapple
Place all the ingredients in a blender, and blend on high speed for 30 seconds. Include shaved ice for sweltering days.
Pour into tall glasses or pineapple husks, put on your feathers and enjoy.