Category Archives: Drink

Berry Smoothie

Below is my favorite smoothie recipe. Of course you could add a few of your favorite fruits: mango, papaya, pineapple, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, etc… That’s what I love about smoothies, they are so versatile.

If you have any leftovers, you can place in a container and freeze. Later you can scrape it for a delicious fruit ice similar to a granita. A healthy and delicious sweet treat.

Today in yoga, our instructor read a Rumi poem called the guest house that really struck a chord with me. Enjoy!


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie
Berry Smoothie

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Hot Cocoa

Whether you call it hot chocolate or hot cocoa, there is nothing quite as comforting as a mug of warm liquid chocolate on a cold day. As long as you keep your pantry stocked with cocoa powder, homemade hot cocoa can be enjoyed anytime. No need to weather the elements to buy the little packets of cocoa mix, as this is no harder to make and tastes better. Get creative, use a different flavoring or add a touch of cinnamon, or even a different sweetener, etc… You can always adjust it to your taste, just remember to have fun with it!

Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa
Hot Cocoa

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