Yogurt Pineapple Smoothie – Recipe


If necessity is the mother, who is the father of invention?

Here’s a  brief word of explanation first.  The earlier yogurt recipe, left me with the necessity of finding a use for all the yogurt sitting on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.  Here is the invention for that necessity.

This is what healthy recipes do.

Instead of being lulled to sleep by fancily fried fats, simply sweet sugars, tasty triceratops triglycerides, luscious lovely lipids, fantastically fun fructose, blissful beautiful butter, ever effervescent emulsifiers, mercifully mellow monohydrates and devilishly delicious dihydrates;  after drinking this natural smoothie, I’m up all night wondering who’s the father?

Google knows everything.  Let’s see what Google says.  Google says, Kevin Spacey.  But, well, okay, Kevin Spacey made a movie called the Father Of Invention.  Since the movie didn’t even get one five-star review on Amazon, it’s unlikely him.  Certainly the real father, would have gotten at least 80% five stars on Amazon, with only one reviewer returning the father because of acrid smoke emanating from the back of their toaster oven.  Rotten Tomatoes, has the movie as zero fresh, and 14 rotten reviews.  We can rule out Kevin Spacey.

Answers.com must know.  They have answers in their name.  Answers.com WikiAnswers says, “Laziness is the father and necessity is the mother of invention,this may be common for a lazy person,father becomes not a lazy ,really the mind should be father of invention that has necessity to invent any thing,if mind does not be ,your necessity and invention is useless.   Perhaps there’s a recipe for a fermented cactus yogurt smoothie someone could add in a comment?  We’ll need several of them, or something stronger.

The obvious answer is Frank Zappa.  After all, he played with the Mothers Of Invention.  Perhaps a careless moment?   But no, if Zappa was the father, inventions would have better names (thank you Frank for Dweezil, Moon Unit, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen).

As the morning sun is coming up, it’s time to put this, and me, to bed.  The only conclusion we can reach is, there is no father of invention.  And a good thing that is.  If there was a father, invention would sure to be tied up in court in a patent dispute with mother.


About a cup of plain yogurt (6 to 8 ounces) – truthfully, it probably wouldn’t make much difference if you used flavored

About a small container of canned fruit (4 to 8 ounces) – pineapple in plastic used here – in a pinch, you might try fresh fruit (can that be patented?)

Natural or artificial sweetener – to taste – about a 1/2 of a small pink artificial sweetener packet used here

1 blender


Chill the fruit and yogurt.  Add both to the blender.  Blend until the fruit is pulverized into a frothy mix with the yogurt (about a minute).  Since the plain yogurt and unsweetened pineapple used here are both a little tart, taste the smoothie.  Adjust the sweetness by blending in small amounts of either natural or artificial sweetener.  If the smoothie is too thick, blend in an ice cube or two to thin out.  Pour into small decorative glasses and ponder some philosophical question without answer.


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