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Grapefruit Oatmeal Banana Smoothie

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Grapefruit Oatmeal Banana Smoothie //

I can assure you that cookie week isn’t over, it’s just sort of postponed for a few hours because I came down with a surprise case of food poisoning. I won’t go into details because this is a food blog and we’re all friends but let’s just say that yesterday all I wanted was something that was healthy and light on my stomach. Enter: this smoothie.

I’m not the best at taking care of myself. If Josh isn’t around to make me a smoothie and coffee in the morning, then I usually don’t drink a smoothie. (I always figure out my coffee situation.) But I’m trying to get better. This is a big part of an initiative I like to call “being an adult.”

Grapefruit Oatmeal Banana Smoothie //

Outshine Fruit Bars sent me over some fruit bars and I was pleasantly surprised when I looked at the ingredient list. No weird stuff. Basically just grapefruit juice, but frozen, so I figured it’d be an easy, nice addition to my morning smoothie.

My normal smoothies in the morning look horrifying. Like the most unattractive green color you’ve ever seen. So, I decided to skip the spirulina and maca and acaî in this smoothie recipe, and just keep it sort of classic and simple.

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Beer Popsicle: Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicle


Beer Popsicles: Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicles

POPSICLE WEEK! Billy over at Wit and Vinegar decided to organize a popsicle week in the blogosphere, and I love him for it. Hop over to this page to see all of the other awesome bloggers who are participating. If you find yourself in the midst of a heatwave and want to get your popsicle-making on, there are some delicious options on that page.

I haven’t told you this but this summer has been all about beer in my house. Sours have taken center stage. Josh and I will usually get a large format bottle of something we haven’t tried before and have it with dinner. And in typical girl fashion, I usually dig the tart, fruit-flavored beers. Enter: cherry lambic. Lambics aren’t always flavored with fruit, though they’re usually always puckery and sour, all in a good way of course. Cherry lambics (kriek lambics) are fermented with sour cherries and omg are they good. If you’re ever at a good beer store (or even Whole Foods), pick a bottle up, you’ll love it. You can drink some with dinner AND then use the rest to make these popsicles.

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Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles


Mango Cardamom and Sweet Coconut Popsicles

You know those people who take WHOLE bites out of popsicles? You must know a few people who do this or, I dunno, you might even do this, too. If you do, you’re a psycho. I still like you. My boyfriend falls into this category. And so does Amelia. (She may have had one of these popsicles. May have. Actually, she totally did and loved it.)

I don’t understand voluntarily biting things that are ice cold. My spine shakes at the thought. I’d literally freak out. My brain would freeze over! Biting into cold things is like nails on a chalkboard. I guess I have major teeth sensitivity. Does this mean I’m going to lose my teeth later on in life?

Other thoughts this week have included: I need to work smarter not harder. Buying clothes (I don’t do it that often) makes me feel AWESOME and poor. Should I share my beauty favorites? Jessica has inspired me.

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