Hey everyone! Guess what? The Gypsy Roller – our 30 ft. house on wheels – is on the move! When we packed up and moved to the Okanagan at the end of July our intention was to stay there permanently – and until we could find an actual house to live in we were shacking up in the RV, as regular readers of this blog already know. However, due to a convoluted series of unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, Mike (my significant other) has had to take a position with his company back in the Vancouver area, and as such we’ve been forced to return from whence we came!
Fortunately we still own a house in Langley (a suburb of Vancouver), but until we can move into it (Mike’s sister and her family are currently there) we’ll continue to live in the RV – OH JOY! For the time being we’re staying at a trailer park
in shitsville nowhere about an hour outside of Vancouver. It’s a decent park as far as these places go – but I’ll miss the fancy topiaries and senior citizens in their golf carts at the park in the Okanagan.
Anyhow, until I get the mini fridge in the RV restocked and start cooking in ernest again, I present this lowly (yet tasty) smoothie recipe. I happen to be one of those weirdos who doesn’t particularly enjoy hot climates (it must be my sunburn-prone Irish/Scottish skin and/or something residual from my joy-shunning punk rock years), but I certainly enjoy the flavours of the tropics, especially coconut and pineapple. Both abound in this recipe, which might just telekinetically transport you from whichever wintery climate to currently find yourself to a sun-soaked beach somewhere South of the equator. I’ll be there too – sitting in the shade with my nose in a book 🙂
Recipe: Pina Colada Smoothie
Makes 1 large (approximately 16 oz) smoothie or 2 smaller ones
- 1 cup light coconut milk
- 1 cup pineapple, cut into chunks
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (or soy yogurt)
- 1 ripe banana
- Juice of 1 orange
- 2-3 large ice cubes
Place ingredients in blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into a tall glass. Drink!