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Berry Banana French Vanilla Smoothie

Fruity smooth and delicious. We love to try different smoothies and this has been a real #win in our house. This berry banana smoothie gets its extra smooth from the creamer. We used french vanilla, but you could use any flavor. Or you could use soy milk if dairy is an issue. We’ve tried it with vanilla soy, but I bet almond would taste good too. Enjoy this for a quick morning breakfast.

Berry Banana French Vanilla Smoothie
Recipe Type: Beverage
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 7 mins
Serves: 1
The banana and french vanilla cream add a smooth texture. The berries add some bite.
  • 1 c. mixed berries. we used blueberries and raspberries
  • 1 sm banana (or 1/2 large banana)
  • 1/2 c. fat free french vanilla liquid creamer
  • splash of apple or berry juice if needed (add more if berries are frozen)
  • 1 c. ice
  1. Add creamer and juice first.
  2. Then add remaining ingredients
  3. Mix until smooth.


Animal Fever – Fashion Friday

We went a little wild and crazy at Disney this year and ventured over to the Animal Kingdom.  I loved it.  And I loved browsing the gift shop which was full of both authentic style and whimsical style jewelry and clothing.  It’s a trend I really thought might be gone by now, but it’s not – it’s evolving and there are so many new trends making a fashion splash all the time.

Here we do with Elephants, Owls and Giraffes:

Elephant silhouettes and figures show up on both garments and jewelry.

Giraffe print is still in style.

These owl necklaces might have freaked me out as a child, but now I think they are so cool.

How wild is your wardrobe?

Lands’ End has it In the Bag

“Lands’ End is encouraging women to think about what’s in their beach bags.”

Ok, well mine had mostly old goggles, lotion, sand and a few broken shells.  I’m one of those people who forgets to clean it out at the end of the season and tosses it before the new season jumps into high gear.  I was excited to get a new bag from Lands’ End along with a beach towel and summer read – Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer.   LE also sent me summer colors nail polishes from Zoya – to make my toes look cute in the sand.  Now to find a beach.  I’m all over that.

You’ll find all you need for summer fun at

Lands’ End and Random House are hosting a contest to win the exact bag and goodies along with a $500 LE Gift Card.   Visit the iVillage Summer Breeze Sweepstakes (through  July 8).

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