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Curing the Winter Blues

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Do you want to know what is on my mind today (most days in the winter)?

Key West

Key West, FL- A Cedar Spoon

This sunset in Key West…

El Valle, Panama

El Valle, Panama- A Cedar Spoon

 Or the best cup of coffee I ever had in the mountains of El Valle, Panama….


Panama- A Cedar Spoon

 Or this secluded beach in Panama that my husband and I got to enjoy…

Outer Banks

The Outer Banks, NC- A Cedar Spoon

 This sunset at the top of the sand dunes in the Outer Banks, NC..


Hawaii- A Cedar Spoon

 Or even better, this sunset in Hawaii..


Hawaii- A Cedar Spoon

 Or this one…

Traverse City, Michigan

Traverse City- A Cedar Spoon

Or experiencing a little Pure Michigan.

I am guilty…my mind is filled with these pictures, memories and the feeling of warm weather, colorful surroundings and beautiful sunsets. 

In my short 31 years of life I have come to the realization that I am a warm weather person. I have always loved beaches and warm weather but now that I am older for some reason it is even worse!

I am still trying to figure out ways to cure the winter blues (other than eating comfort food constantly and hibernating the minute I get home from work) and ideas are greatly appreciated? 🙂

Until then I will sip on this “tropical smoothie”…


Cheers to warmer days!



  • Author: Julia
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Smoothie, Drink, Beverage


A tropical smoothie mixing kiwi, mango, strawberry, pineapple and orange juice.



  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 medium kiwi, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 mango (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup orange juice (fresh squeezed if possible)
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. If I am using frozen fruit I blend that first to make sure it gets chopped up. Add all remaining ingredients and blend for 30 seconds. Using spatula wipe the sides of the blender and blend for 1-2 more minutes or until everything is blended.
  2. Garnish with pineapple and enjoy!


This makes one large smoothie or two small. If your smoothies are too watery try adding ice or more frozen fruit and blend more.

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend!


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Shut Up & Cook | The Attainable Gourmet

Sunday 27th of January 2013

Growing up in Boston and now living in Seattle I definitely find myself missing the sunshine and the warmth. Love the idea of a smoothie in the middle of winter to transport you beachside. Great idea.

A Cedar Spoon

Sunday 27th of January 2013

Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like you know exactly how I am feeling! :)

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Sunday 27th of January 2013

Yum! I am so in hibernation mode and I don't even care. I am so excited for summer. We are going to a wedding in Key West. I have never been and that sunset makes me happy!

A Cedar Spoon

Sunday 27th of January 2013

I know what you mean! You are going to love it in Key West! They have the best sunsets, the food is great and the drinks are always flowing there. What a great place for a wedding!