Fruit syrups are incredibly easy to make, and they can quickly be combined with some booze and/ or soda for a great drink. You can also blend them with yogurt for a smoothie, though perhaps it wouldn't be as healthy as typical smoothie recipes. Syrups keep in the refrigerator for quite a while, and they're a great way to use up ripe fruit in a hurry. I particularly like making mine with strawberry, mango, and raspberry (because I always have too many growing in the back yard), but I can't imagine a fruit that wouldn't work.
Basic Fruit Syrup
1 cup chopped fruit (could also use fresh mint leaves for mint syrup)
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
Cook fruit with sugar and water until thick in a small saucepan over medium heat. Smash fruit while cooking. For thinner syrup, push through a sieve after cooling. Store in refrigerator.
And here's an easy drink to make with your new syrup:
Makes 1 drink
3/4 oz. lemon juice
3/4 oz. mango syrup
2 oz. orange juice
1 1/2 oz. tequila
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with plenty of ice; blend thoroughly and strain into a collins glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of fruit of your choice if preferred.