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So Fruity Summer Smoothie











Yikes!! And I’m the sister in Northern Cal- I’m afraid to ask K what the heat is like in the Fresno area. I am a lover of sunshine and heat, but even this triple digit week is enough to send me into daydreams about winter and those chilly nights when hot chocolate sounded like heaven…

But then I thought, smoothies are the ‘hot chocolate’ of summer! I was over at my mom’s house the other day because my little sister and I had a dog-walking date planned. However, we had absent-mindedly planned it for the afternoon which translated into a very. hot. walk.

We immediately went for the fridge and came up with a smoothie recipe that is SO incredibly refreshing and actually quite healthy as well!












We plopped down on the couch and slurped these babies down in a matter of minutes. Which is okay, because it only takes about 2 minutes to throw the ingredients in a blender and make another one. With all that fresh fruit that’s abounding this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if you already have all of the ingredients in the house!









Also, it’s not green like the other smoothie I told you guys about. So if you just couldn’t get past the color of the spinach smoothie, this should be right up your alley!

Hope you guys are having a fantastic summer, and enjoy! K gave me a craft challenge to do so prepare yourselves…. this might not be pretty.


So Fruity Summer Smoothie

serves 2 generously, 3 appropriately

3 cups mixed fruit salad (we used watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and bananas)

1 single serving container of fruity yogurt

1 1/2 cup ice

2-3 Tbsp cold water for thinning

Put all ingredients (in that order) in the blender and blend away! Add as much or as little water as you need for the desired consistency. If you have different types of fruits, throw em in. Pretty much can’t go wrong with this! I was a little uneasy about the watermelon tasting right, but man, it hit the spot. Slurp away!

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Downhill from here

Happy Tuesday to you!

Last night I struggled to commit to waking up early to fit a workout in before work this morning.

Really struggled.

But I persevered, got myself up at oh-dark-thirty this morning, and headed off to the gym! Once I’m up, the rest is pretty much downhill- I threw on my workout gear, grabbed my water bottle and considered coffee… nah, too early.

I got in my car and cranked up K-Love, and jammed all the way to the gym. I will admit, I felt a little proud of myself.. You go girl, you totally committed and you got yourself up! Now just make it count and you’ll get to just enjoy the rest of the day, with the workout part behind you.¬†


What? But I worked so hard to get here?! Does that count as exercise? Needless to say, I began the 12 minute drive back to my house and am now sitting here telling you guys about it. Because Joey wasn’t awake too excited to listen to me complain at 5:40 about the gym not being open.

As I write, I’m mentally preparing for an outside run instead. The first step outside is a tough one for me, but I always end up enjoying it and happy that I did it! This is me and my little sister after her first 5k- she did great!

Me and Limmy, proud finishers for the Modesto Pregnancy Center!

When I get back, I’m envisioning a yummy bowl of oats to fuel my day. And then let the crazy day begin! K and I are leaving tomorrow for Michigan for a dear cousin’s wedding- we are sooo excited! We’ll be sure to come back with pictures. In the meantime, I have to: find a dress for the wedding, stock the emergency bridal kit, make some meals for Joey, and clean this house up a little bit. And run…..


I’m OFF!!


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