Kona, Hawaii: Mission completed & a Gentle Inexperienced Smoothie

Effectively of us, we made it! Right here we sit in the course of the Pacific Ocean, prepared for simply over per week of household chill time right here on Hawaii’s largest island. I’m tucked away right here having fun with the view from the deck of our greatest buddies trip dwelling, and as regular, am feeling so extremely grateful for the nice folks in our lives. I’m grateful for nice buddies that really feel similar to household, and much more grateful to have them right here with us to share this unbelievable week.

Life is nice as we wrap our second full day – full with a go to to a most stunning seaside (critically, this place is pinch-me-out-of-this-world), lunch on the water, and some good sleeps underneath my belt. After wrapping an insane week at work again dwelling simply to get right here, it feels loopy good to settle in to island time, which roughly translated means I’ve instantly bought what looks like on a regular basis on the planet right here. The times begin early and finish early which implies (what looks like) a great deal of time within the morning to get pleasure from a couple of scorching cups of espresso, a stunning morning run, and to eat extraordinarily nicely. Most of all although, is the time to simply be.

In case you learn my final put up, you is perhaps comfortable to know I snuck away efficiently having had the chance to make use of a few of your packing ideas – most notably some I normally do however had forgotten (rolling) and utilizing ziplocs to categorize my stuff. I’m like lots of you and customarily put on the identical colours on a regular basis (that all the time go collectively), so I’ve full of me the same old collection of black, white & beige to go together with the usual cargos & minimize offs. I managed all of it into my one carry-on and as soon as I did my ultimate edit, I didn’t look again. No waffling, honey badger fashion. I used to be quite pleased with myself, although there are one or two issues I type of want I had – no huge deal. However sufficient about garments and such (as enjoyable as that’s!), let’s speak about play time! The boys are biking. The children are swimming. We’re all stress-free.

As for simply me, myself and I? You possibly can guess the primary order of enterprise was a go to to the farmer’s market on the town, the place I just about lose my thoughts go certifiably nuts over the produce. Sharwil avocados, apple bananas, macadamia nuts (my all time fave however I eat them solely hardly ever), papaya. In case you observe my Instagram feed, you’ll already know (just a bit) of what I’ve been as much as, and it’s secure to say that being a locavore right here for per week is just not one thing you’ll must bribe me to do. In any respect.

Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie | In Pursuit of More

Along with therapeutic fussing over contemporary meals, there may be loads of time within the day to stroll alongside the black rocks and benefit from the view and the smells that encompass us (as nicely the views whereas operating are spectacular). We wake every day to the chirps of many pleasant fowl songs and someway the day begins sluggish and simply carries on the best way it began.

In the present day’s recipe was my afternoon choose me up yesterday. As I mentioned earlier, my internal meals nerd is in excessive gear as I benefit from the native meals which might be usually each sub-par in high quality & outrageously costly at dwelling. Right here, I purchased a couple of days value of the great things for what it might price for a single mediocre papaya at dwelling. This isn’t to say that I don’t scratch the itch at dwelling sometimes too as I do love tropical fruit – so if you wish to be part of me this week, right here it’s!

Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie | In Pursuit of More
Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie | In Pursuit of More
Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie:

(1/2) small ripe strawberry papaya, seeded and flesh faraway from the pores and skin
(1) apple banana, or (1/2) common banana
(1) cup loosely packed child spinach (a wholesome handful)
(1) lime, juiced
(1) cup coconut water
(4-5) ice cubes

Mix all components in a blender and revel in! Ideally with a very good e book or {a magazine} close by, and maybe a heat breeze.
Given the pace at which the times transfer right here, I can actually see posting once more and there may be seemingly no scarcity of inspiration. The colours, the sounds, the smells. Simply strolling outdoors is a deal with for the senses.

Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie | In Pursuit of More
Refreshing Papaya Spinach Smoothie | In Pursuit of More