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Welcome back, everyone! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Years. The holidays were very strange for me. It’s summer here and I’ve never spent Christmas in warm weather. It’s so weird! Christmas should be cold and snowy and… cold!

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The upside is that Australia hasĀ fantastic fruit during the summer and I’m a fruit fiend. You name it and they have it, probably locally grown also. I went to my friend, Kate’s, right before New Years and her parents had so many fruit plants in their back yard that I was green with envy. It’s been over 10 years of not-so-patient waiting and I still haven’t received apples off my Dad’s trees! Though the peaches were delightful.

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Passionfruit!

Since the fruit is grown locally, most of it is really reasonably priced so I can’t help take advantage of it. This smoothy is actually inspired by a smoothly I got at the chain, Boost. It’s crazy popular here. I see just as many people walking around with Boost cups as I would see people with Dunkin cups in Boston. Ok … maybe not quite that many since Bostonians reach freakish levels with their love of Dunkins. But it’s close! The first time I went there, I bought the Green Caribbean smoothy and was hooked! This smoothly is based off that.

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Passionfruit Mango Green Smoothie

1/2 of a mango
1 passionfruit
1 banana, frozen
handful of spinach
3/4 c. coconut water
ice
1/4 c. coconut milk (optional. If omitted, may need to bump the coconut water to 1 cup depending on your blender)

Put everything in a blender and mix until well combined. Close your eyes, sip and pretend your kicking back on a beach somewhere.

Actually, I bet this would taste amazing turned into a cocktail. Splash some coconut rum in there and yum!

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I decided to break my holiday hiatus with this recipe as I know so many people make diet/health goals for the new year. I figured one of the 3 chocolate recipes I’ve been tweaking should probably wait for a bit. Like, Friday. I think that’s plenty of time!

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