Vacation Ramblings & a Pineapple Mint Inexperienced Monster

Holla from Hawaii everybody! I hope everyone seems to be trying ahead to a incredible vacation weekend developing. We’re right here for just a few extra days, which implies we’re right here over Easter. This implies the youngest shall be handled to ‘Hawaiian Easter’ – which in truth we haven’t sorted out but, however I believe I see a visit to the grocery retailer in my future right this moment or tomorrow to top off on Easter bunny provides for a Hawaiian type Easter egg hunt 🙂

I discussed in my final publish that the times begin early right here, and properly, sure they certain do! Early sufficient to begin the day with a number of leisurely cups of espresso, and many early to plan a full day on high of a bit of gentle studying, drawing, weblog writing or catching up, or no matter fits the flamboyant. I introduced a e-book that I’ve but to get into (I believe right this moment is the day), as by the point I wish to learn it at evening I’m so drained I merely should sleep (would you consider that’s round 9:30?). Having a spot to be that seems like residence makes a vacation like this further chill, as residing like an area is a enjoyable technique to get to know anyplace.

I’ve taken to toting my laptop on journeys like this as I discover it very important (if doable) to edit images day by day or each different day, as I can’t think about trekking residence to that mountain of labor on high of returning to common busy life. No means! It’s an effective way to unwind after a busy day and being right here with pals simply makes it all of the less difficult.

On Tuesday we visited what may very well be the place I’d formally sanction as paradise, as after my life-long love affair with tropical meals I used to be lastly handled to a tour of an actual working natural macadamia nut farm.

It was nothing wanting magical to wander by way of a 20-year-old nut & espresso orchard perched excessive above the blue blue sea…..the place each fruit below the rainbow grows harmoniously with one another and nothing is required however a bit of solar & an entire lot of affection and laborious work…I’ll share extra on that quickly.

Pineapple Mint Green Monster | In Pursuit of More

In the event you observe me on Instagram, you’ll see I’m principally residing on a eating regimen of inexperienced smoothies & fruit right here, because the doable combos are countless and the one stress is attempting to exhaust the probabilities earlier than the time is up. However nonetheless, identical to actions, there is no such thing as a stress right here. We do what really feel like and eat what we really feel like.

After just a few weeks again residence of re-setting my physique with clear cooked meals, it’s nearly loopy how the physique can re-adjust to its environment so naturally. On the drizzly ‘Moist Coast’ that’s residence (BC to these of you who could not know) its nearly unimaginable to not crave gently soothing cooked meals – however right here – within the tropical humidity amongst multitudes of chirping birds, it’s water, fruit, and extra fruit. I can’t even eat cheese right here because it seems like an excessive amount of (to not point out cheese will get greasy within the warmth and it’s somewhat unappetizing).

So it’s smoothies like this for me and anybody inside earshot of the blender on the time. This is likely one of the yummiest combos I’ve ever had, so I hope you get pleasure from it too! xo

Hawaii | In Pursuit of More
Hawaii | In Pursuit of More
Pineapple Mint Inexperienced Monster:

(1/2) ripe pineapple (right here they’re tree ripe however do attempt to purchase a jet flown pineapple the place you’re)
(1/2) massive ripe avocado, or (1) complete small one
(1/4) cup contemporary mint leaves
(1) loosely packed cup of contemporary spinach leaves
(1) cup contemporary orange juice, or sufficient to facilitate good mixing
(5-6) ice cubes

Peel and chop the pineapple into chunks and repeat with the avocado. Mix all components within the blender and mix till easy and creamy – when mixing pineapple it’s good to run the blender for a bit of longer to attempt to easy out the fibrous components as a lot as doable.

Serve in a glass with a sprig or two of contemporary mint and revel in! This recipe makes sufficient for 2 scrumptious servings – or one in case you are planning on having fun with it greater than as soon as in a day.

Pineapple Mint Green Monster | In Pursuit of More
Pineapple Mint Green Monster | In Pursuit of More