Tuesday, July 26, 2011

new love. oh yeah, and a pineapple mango smoothie.

Well. It certainly has been a while since my last post. Longer than I anticipated. My bad. I apologize. It's just that, life has been pretty crazy lately.

Like, the We-Just-Added-A-New-Member-To-Our-Family kind of crazy. Meet Hans:

Best buds for life.

No, he is not a one-eyed dog. He's winking at you.

And yes, his name is Hans. Because that's the name he came with at the shelter and we think it's pretty awesome. It just fits him.

We like to pretend that he speaks with a German accent.

Yes, we are the kind of people that speak for our pets. For example, I might say, "Zee Hans is tired!" in a German accent when he sleeps.

Someone is sleepy

That's a perfectly normal thing to do.

Just bear with me for a sec. Here are some Hans FAQ's:

1. He is apparently a whippet mix. What's he mixed with? No clue, but we think maybe some kind of terrier?
2. He is 1 year old, so he has lots of puppy energy and lots of tricks to learn (he's getting there).
3. He doesn't bark. Dream come true.
4. He is VERY interested in getting to know Honey. And Honey would like him to go back to wherever he came from.

Okay, so now for the real reason you came here.


Mmm.... you can never go wrong with a smoothie.

I don't know about where you live, but it has been hotter than the devil's butt here. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about unless you live in, like, Nova Scotia or something.

It's been the kind of hot where wearing your hair down is not an option.

It's been the kind of hot where you don't even joke about wanting to wear pants.

It's been the kind of hot where you have at least three outfit options per day... because you know a simple trip to the grocery store means sweating like it's your job.

The only relief is a fruity, ice-cold beverage.


Smoothie-making is something my husband and I both enjoy. It's like making soup. You can throw a bunch of stuff in that you have laying around.

Well it so happened that we had a pineapple, banana, and a couple mangos lying around. And let me tell you, my friends. That is smoothie magic right there.

There is a nice combination of sweetness in these tropical fruits. Not too sweet, though.

And--BONUS!--it's pretty good for you.


Pineapple Mango Smoothie

1/2 pineapple (I cut the whole pineapple into chunks though: 1/2 for the smoothie, 1/2 for a snack later)
2 mangoes
1 banana
2 cups ice
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup French vanilla yogurt
1 Tblsp. honey (or to taste)

Cut pineapple, mangoes, and banana into bite-size pieces and place in blender with ice and orange juice. Blend until ingredients start to liquify. Add yogurt and honey and blend until mixed through.

Serves about 4-6.


So now we have a reason to love the heat. Enjoy!


  1. Mmm, looks good. I wish I had tried some when I was at your place.

    How do you know how hot the devil's butt is?