Saturday, February 26, 2011

Megs & Me in LA

Precisely one week ago, at 10:40pm on a Saturday night, I was laughing with Megan over a ridiculous 80's dance movie... on my couch... in my little apartment.. here in LA!  How I wish it was that same last weekend again!

My forever friend, Megan, flew into So Cal for a long weekend getaway.  And it was so wonderful!  The time went by too fast, but we soaked up every moment.

A visit to the OC, and of course, Seed: The People's Market.

At Seed, they've opened up a new drink shop, called "Milk & Honey".  I had a dirty lavender latte..  quite lovely.

Admired this lovely pillow inside Seed.

Since the last time Megan came to LA, she has been jonesin' for Sprinkle's Cupcakes.  
We indulged.

Look at how excited she is about these!

Sunday Brunch in Santa Monica at my most favorite French bakery, Le Pain Quotidien. 
One tiny, scrumptious, lemon tart.

Did we do more than eat over the weekend?  Ha.  
Yes, of course we did.  Strolled the Promenade and the Pier in Santa Monica, cruised the PCH, visited my church in Anaheim, went on a few neighborhood walks with Taiga, Trader Joe's, Penzey Spice Shoppe, and introduced Megan to our friends, the Huffmans.

Santa Monica Pier, CALI

Thanks for coming all the way out here, Megan!  It was such a treat and look forward to many more good times ahead :)

Friday, February 25, 2011


Sunrise Zinger
1 small banana
1/2+ plain yogurt
whole cranberries (big handful) or 1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice blend
baby carrots (big handful)
2 stalks celery
2-3 mandarines (Cuties, etc.) or 1 orange
ice cubes

Blueberry Delight
1 small banana
1/2+ plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juice
3/4 cup whole blueberries
raw almonds (handful)
ice cubes

Green Machine
2 large kale leaves
1 banana
1/3 cup unsweetened cranberry juice blend
ice cubes

Pear Bliss
1 small banana
1/2 cup+ plain yogurt
1 pear
1/2 apple
1/3 cup unsweetened cranberry juice blend
ice cubes

Strawberry Dreams
1 small banana
1/2 cup+ plain yogurt
2 big handfuls strawberries
1/3 cup orange juice
ice cubes

2 kale leaf
1 large carrot
1/2 apple
1 big handful of red grapes
1/2 cup unsweetened cranberry juice blend or orange juice
couple of big lime squeezes
ice cubes

These are so yummy!  I have been on a sincere smoothie kick for two months now.  And by jumpstarting my day with fruits and veggies, I seem to make better food choices all day long.  And, have I mentioned how tasty these are?!  YUM. 

On a side note, the yogurt is not a necessary ingredient for any of these smoothies.  I prefer a creamier smoothie, so the smoothies without yogurt will just be a bit more "juice like".. and if you keep the banana, it still has a nice consistency.  But of course, have fun and mix up your style!