We all need those simple recipes in our memory cache to utilize during busy mornings, harried afternoons, or just when you’re too dang hot to use your stove, oven, or grill. I whipped up this smoothie for my husband as he frolicked in the pool like an 8-year-old boy. We had a pleasant weekend with my parents – I use the word pleasant as it was nothing too exciting but just quality time catching up with them before we head back to Chicago for July and August. And then on to the next city. Where? I don’t know. We lead a nomadic life. How much more Paleo can that get?


The Tampa Bay Lightning (my current hometown) and the Chicago Blackhawks (my former and soon-to-be hometown) are playing each other in the Playoffs right now. We have been watching all the games (me in between recipe testing or stalking sublets on craigslist) and cheering them on. I even got into it for the whole last 3 minutes of the 3rd period in last night’s game. We watched at a bar called Try Wine where you receive a pre-loaded debit card that allows you to choose 1/2 ounces – 5 ounces of dozens of varieties of wine. I hadn’t had a drink in I can’t even count how many months, so I splurged on 2 oz of wine divided between a sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, and port (delicious!). Two ounces and my sleep suffered and I felt extra tired all day. We remedied that with a long ocean swim. I love challenging myself to swim out to the buoys a few times. It’s really not that much of a challenge since salt water makes you pretty much weightless. I like to pretend I’m training for a triathalon though. Even though I look like a drowning frog.


Strawberry Peaches n’ Cream Smoothie

Serves 1-2 | Ready in 5 minutes or less

1 cup Frozen strawberries

1 Peach, sliced

½ cup Coconut milk

2 tbsp Collagen (optional)

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. If desired, add Collagen Peptides right before serving.