Jamaica: How to Make Jamaica-Me-Juicy Boombastic Smoothies

About Jamaican Smoothies

Smoothies are an ever-popular breakfast and snack item in Jamaica. On hot days, smoothies are cool and refreshing, having fresh Carribean fruits added such as guava, pineapple, mango, bananas and passionfruit.

(Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan)

*Check back here between September 25 to October 25 for a full instructional video!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup mangos
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • Iced cane sugar or honey to taste

Preparation

Step 1

Add all fruits and water to a blender until blended smoothly.

Step 2

Add ice cane sugar or honey to your likeness.

Step 3

Enjoy!

 

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About Jamaica

Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkeling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer.

Culture

Jamaican culture is a product of the interaction between Europe and Africa. Terms such as “Afro-centred” and “Euro-centred,” however, are often used to denote the perceived duality in Jamaican cultural traditions and values. European influences persist in public institutions, medicine, Christian worship, and the arts. However, African continuities are present in religious life, Jamaican Creole language, cuisine, proverbs, drumming, the rhythms of Jamaican music and dance, traditional medicine (linked to herbal and spiritual healing), and tales of Anansi, the spider-trickster.

Jamaican language is a wonderful manifestation of the melting pot of cultures that make up this island’s populace. The official language of the island is English, so you’ll have no problems communicating with local people, if that's your native language. However, Jamaican residents have a distinctive linguistic style that you’ll likely have heard before. The local dialect combines elements of other languages, from Spanish and African dialects, to Irish, British and American phrases. If you're looking to get some more intimate knowledge of how people in Jamaica speak, check out this list of common.

Food

Jamaican cuisine focuses on huge flavors, with plenty of Caribbean spices that really pack a punch. One of the most famous dishes in Jamaica is jerk chicken, a fiery chicken dish that combines the heat of scotch bonnet peppers with other spices like thyme, pepper, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Another popular dish to try while you’re in Jamaica might require a bit of courage, but if you want authentic cuisine you’ve got to sample the local goat’s head soup, and the cow foot stew.

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