pineapple orange banana smoothie

I’ve been on a smoothie hiatus for far too long.

Winter + its coldness is to blame.

But, I’m over it.

They’re delicious and worth it.

Chris is under the weather, and I’ve been working 24/7 on the new blog.  We’re both in need of quick + nutrient dense meals + snacks.


I have learned a lot about blogging in the past 2 years.  Way more than I ever thought.  The new site setup has actually been fairly easy.  I’ve been plunking away, getting things placed how I want them, but it’s the more technical things that send me into a tizzy. 

  • name servers
  • domain mapping
  • pointing
  • redirects
  • permalinks
  • slugs

You should see all of the pages I have open right now.

Wait, I can show you.


I’m at the point in the night where I just can’t read anything else. 

So let’s chat about this whole smoothie thing.  Quickly.

Chris + I are both currently addicted to this combination.  It’s great for sick husbands and great for in-a-hurry, currently-pulling-their-hair-out wives.

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

gluten-free // yields 1 giant smoothie

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1-1.5 cups Orange juice [100% juice]
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 medium-large banana
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder [optional]
  1. Blend until smooth, starting with 1 cup of OJ.  Add more to thin out to your liking. 

This will give a nice kick in the pants to any cold or stress you’re experiencing.

Feel free to make it green, with 3-4 cups of spinach.

I mean, you can’t taste it, so why not?


I froze one batch into popsicles.

Time to dig in and give the brain a rest.



I was thrilled to see The Edible Perspective nominated for, The Best Healthy Cooking Blog, with The Kitchn!  What an amazing list of nominees!  Voting ends March 2nd, so be sure to check it out.