sunrise smoothies

bean (my little brother) is visiting, and it's the best thing in the world. it's as wholesome and sweet, as nourishing and GLORIOUS as mango-raspberry smoothies in the morning and homemade strawberry milkshakes at night.

mango raspberry smoothies

(which is what we ate today, plus brownies, cookies, pad thai, and scrambled eggs in between. life well lived.) we explored a maine state park, talked about transitions (he's going off to college!) and feasted in each other's presence.


these smoothies are the best ways to start any day, whether it will be filled with hiking, lounging, laughing, milkshake eating, public library perusing, wood frog hunting, or all of the above.


several peaches
a mango
a splash of almond milk
a dollop of yogurt

mix those together. pour out for the orange layer.

couple of cups frozen raspberries
big dollop of yogurt
a splash of almond milk
drips of vanilla

(feel free to add in other berries, fruits, maple syrup, or whatever you have on hand.)

blend those together. pour in, layer.

straws make them look fancy.