Unfortunately, I have neither the time nor the money to sample every fortifying concoction on this island, so the immediate solution was to make smoothies. Right off the bat, you need a blender. I bought my blender for $20, and it is very useful when I make pesto, smoothies, and other beverages that maybe require some crushed ice. Not that I have anything particular in mind.
As for the smoothie itself, you all know what you like. I like a beverage that is sweet and a little bit tart or acidic and I don't like any dairy products in my smoothies as they permeate and detract from the pure essence of the fruit. Not that I feel strongly about this. This is how I most recently made a smoothie, but obviously there is wiggle room.
Pure, Unadulterated Smoothie Goodness
Orange Peach Mango juice
1/2 apple (something tart like Pink Lady, Jazz, or Granny Smith)
1 packet of mango puree (courtesy of Trader Joe's)
1/2 bag mixed frozen mixed berries
1/2 bag frozen pineapple slices
Add the desired portions to get the your ultimate ratio. Blend. Bam. Smoothie.
I spent $20 on this and made two full batches of about 4 glasses each before I ran out of ingredients. I still have plenty of juice left and 2 more packets of mango puree. Let the snacking begin.
Summer is coming, people. Heads up! And later please remind me, in a downtrodden state, of my current exuberance. Here's Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World."