Each summer, smoothie production ramps up at our house. No particular recipe – just fruit and either yoghurt or milk or maybe some juice, mixed in the blender with ice (if we have it). We often have one mid morning on a Saturday instead of morning tea.
The problem with smoothies is that they’re not only smooth but thick and, thin plastic straws just don’t convey a sufficient amount of smoothie to your mouth. They are also not exactly good for the environment, made of plastic and tossed out after one use. Last year I said I would look for something better and this year, a couple of smoothies into the Summer, I got my act together searching for an alternative.
And this is what I came up with – a stainless steel straw. Sturdy enough for the thickest drink, fat enough to deliver a decent mouthful and, reusable. I got these from the USA online from eBay for less than $12 including postage.
An appropriate photo would of course be a steel straw sitting in a smoothie however the day I wrote this, I was enjoying a homemade iced coffee (black coffee, ice, 1tsp maple syrup, 1tbsp only skim milk) and a steel straw works equally as well in that!
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