Banana-Kiwi-Mango Green Smoothie

DSCN0380Sometimes in January, when the weather is cold and blustery, and the glitter and excitement of the holidays are over, I need something tropical and bright. I need something to remind me that warm weather is out there. But, I also need something that isn’t crazy heavy because the holidays just ended and I may or may not have gone overboard. Seriously, since Thanksgiving, I’ve partied, gone out to eat, and had as many cookies as I wanted.

Enter the smoothie. The perfect balance of sweet, summery, and healthy. Continue reading

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Piña Colada

noviceDo you ever daydream about being on the beach in the Caribbean, stretched out in a beach chair, soaking up the sun, and sipping on a frozen cocktail?

I do. Especially, when I’m slogging around during the DC area’s hot and humid summers. If it’s going to be uncomfortably hot, I want to be on the beach and be able to jump into the water. But, I can’t just fly off to the Caribbean so sometimes the next best thing is to go to the pool. My apartment building’s pool is on the roof and has a great view of downtown DC, so it provides its own brand of luxurious relaxation. Continue reading