Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Licuado, delicious to drink, easy to make

The licuado is basically a fruit drink blended with fruit, sugar and milk, water or yogurt. All these years where I used to make "banana shakes" in my blender to use up over-ripe bananas, little did I know I was making banana licuados.

Since I've moved to Guatemala, I've gotten more adventurous with my "fruit shakes," because my philosophy has always been with food preparation "if you can make it, so can I."

I've made licuados with papayas, strawberries, pineapple and mango-- by far the easiest is bananas, probably because I've done them for years. The secret is getting the right amount of fruit, sugar and liquid. And the other secret is putting them in a fancy glass and drinking them with a straw.


  1. I love fruit smoothies. I never add sugar to mine but always use some yogurt.

  2. Mmmmm, those sound yummy!!! I want one!

  3. You mean my mama's cure-all was really a LICUADO? Sounds ever more enticing than her name for it.
    BTW- Not a fan of bananas here. I still will only have them in a licuado or quick bread of some sort. But your sister and her joyful expression could sell it even to me.

  4. I would like those. We make fruit smoothies all the time.

  5. You make it sound so easy and it looks absolutely delicious!!

  6. Mmmmmm that loos so good but I can't help but think-how would it taste with a little rum:)

  7. Oooh, love it. I love fruit smoothies, but still need to learn to make one.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

  8. Yummy! I love any fruit and yoghurt drinks or lassis as they are called in India!