Friday, February 24, 2012


i love fruit. fruit is an easy thing to love. and it's an easy thing to prepare. it also reminds me of summertime. it makes these dreary, snowy/rainy days more bearable.

easy fruit salad

1 large perfectly ripe banana, sliced
5-6 medium strawberries, diced
1/2 cup halved grapes
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced
splash of fresh lemon juice
sprinkle of shredded coconut

makes 3 small servings or 1 large serving.

i am very excited about this:

it's an amaryllis bulb, that i've had for about 3 years now, and hasn't bloomed once. until now. i can't wait to see it! it's a bit late in the season, but better late than never :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

green goodness

a green smoothie you really must try!

2 handfuls of spinach
1 fresh banana
1 frozen banana (in slices, estimate)
1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup fresh pineapple
1-2 tbsp chia seeds
protein powder
1-2 cups water

throw everything into the blender with 1 cup of water. too much water won't make it as creamy as it's suppose to be, so just add 1 cup to start with then if it's too thick, add 1/2 cup at a time. i think i ended up using about 2 cups total.

this will make 4-5 cups worth. it is soooo delicious. try it asap!