This is great for using overripe fruit, which is what I happened to have sitting on my countertop. The pear needed a couple bruises cut off, then it was ready to become part of a cold, refreshing, lightly sweet drink with a hint of mint.
1 banana, the darker the better
one 4" sprig of fresh mint
1 tray of ice cubes
2 cups water
1-2 Tbsp. honey, optional
Put all in a blender, run on high until smooth. Makes about 4 cups.