A Tropical Drink on A Wintery Day


Good morning!

Well, this morning’s weather called for a very tropical drink! I looked outside and decided that I was going to ignore the snow I saw falling from the sky and instead make a tropical drink that reminded me of our trip to Mexico in 2007.

The Contents of my tropical smoothie:


  • 1 kiwi
  • heaping 1/3 cup of frozen strawberries
  • handful baby organic spinach
  • 2 organic kale leaves
  • 1 Tbsp flax
  • 1 cup low-fat Soy Milk

I didn’t have my beloved banana today because the grocery store was OUT of bananas yesterday!!!! How could they be OUT of bananas!? The producte guy said that since it was a holiday on Monday everyone cleaned out the bananas on Tuesday…lol. I guess they are a happy food! Word is out. :D

Which view would you rather:

1) Tropical Paradise



2) Wintery Wonderland:


If you are in Canada like me you chose the Tropical Paradise!!! :) Enough of winter mmm, kay??

Luckily it is supposed to rain this afternoon, so I hope that it melts the rest of the snow!


Sketchie Vs. The Broom: Take 2

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Missed Take 1?


See you this afternoon for some FAQ’s! :D

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Maggie February 18, 2009

I so want to be in tropical paradise! I’m thinking Hawaii (I’ve never been) :D


2 Amelia February 18, 2009

I love that quote at the end of your post! Very true.

I absolutely choose tropical paradise! I’m sooo done with winter. :)


3 brandi February 18, 2009

Love the tropical drink – I needed one today, too! It’s all snowy/rainy/gloomy today :(


4 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 18, 2009

Ugh its gross here… I need the tropics too!


5 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 18, 2009

Ugh its gross here… I need the tropics too!


6 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 18, 2009

Ugh its gross here… I need the tropics too!


7 Mara @ What's For Dinner? February 18, 2009

Ugh its gross here… I need the tropics too!


8 Sarah February 18, 2009

completely random comment but your wood floors are a gorgeous color.


9 Anne P February 18, 2009

LOL! i love the broom: 1 sketchie: 0


10 foodsthatfit February 18, 2009

Your smoothies always look so good! I am jealous!


11 The Almost City Girl February 18, 2009

omg that video is better than take one sketchie is so funny. I like how he hides behind something then darts out and runs sideways haha. you know his name fits him perfectly :)

PS todays smoothie I think has made me change my thoughts towards the green mosnters seeing them everyday really makes me want to try one! I’m giong to attempt making one and let you know :)


12 VeggieGirl February 18, 2009

STUNNING drink!!

Most hilarious video ever :-D


13 Hallie February 18, 2009

I’m getting kale this week, and I am going to try a version of your smoothie. I’m a little scared it’ll taste like greens, but it looks like you don’t put in that much and that may make the difference.

I know it’s easy for me to say this, living in sunny CA, but the view from your window is gorgeous. I love the way snow looks on trees.


14 Hayley February 18, 2009

Oooh, I absolutely love your hardwood floors! I was catching up on your blog in bed last night and my boyfriend started reading it as well. He also commented on your gorgeous floors! Looks like they could possibly be original flooring?

Yep, definitely prefer the tropical view! I’m currently looking at a Mexico trip as well, we’ll see what happens though! (Flying out of Vancouver is so much more expensive than Toronto!).


15 Diana February 18, 2009

I think I might be the crazy one of the bunch! I’m really enjoying winter right now! skating, skiing – you can’t beat it! I go through phases though! Sometimes I love winter and sometimes I hate it!

I think that if you live in Canada you have to get involved in a few winter sports to make the season enjoyable! Winter is far tooooo loooong to be miserable the entire time!

I thin I might try snowshoes next! I hear it is a great workout!

Anyway, what a long comment! Stop by the blog – I’m running another contest! Yay for free stuff!


16 Kath February 18, 2009

Thanks for the B&B shout out!!!


17 eatinnyc February 18, 2009

You cat is HILARIOUS! I don’t even like cats and I have to smile at that one :) (No offense about the not liking cats thing!!) I’m headed to the Dominican Saturday, can’t WAIT for a change of window scenerey!!!


18 Marianne February 18, 2009

I pick winter wonderland! I love snow!


19 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) February 18, 2009

Hilarious kitty!

I was wondering where you lived, so Canada explains the unfamiliar packaging I was seeing in your pics. (I’m a new reader.) Fun smoothie!


20 Bec February 18, 2009

I drink the same presidents choice soy milk!


21 Becca A February 18, 2009

I’ll take tropical paradise as well!


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