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  1. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I LOVE thunderstorms! They are so exciting! I see you snuck a few sprinkles in your smoothie. 😉

  2. CheezyK

    Love, love, love thunderstorms. I grew up on the north-coast of NSW and have a particular fondness still for the tropicalish type that come rolling in at the close of a warm, sticky day. We’ve been getting some pretty good ones here in Melbourne lately too but without the tropical heat to go with it it’s just not quiet the same (there’s certainly no desire to go out and run around in it coz you might just ‘catch yer death’ out there in the cold).

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I forget that it is warm there for you! Lucky girl. 🙂

    Your storm sounds wonderful. I like to sit on my deck and watch them roll in during the summer.

  4. jb

    This looks delicious, too pretty to eat! I love the color from the raspberries, and frozen pineapple is one of my absolute favorites!

  5. Three-Cookies

    Great detailed observation of the photo but you missed a computer and bowl of smoothies. I suppose they are quite well camouflaged:) Hate thunderstorms!

  6. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I am suddenly struggling to think of a good excuse for not being in Canberra. It’s lucky this isn’t an interview situation 😉

    I love storms, but your recent one does sound rather intense. I can say, though, that it would not have kept me up to 2.30am. Nothing has ever kept me up until 2.30am (except travel, and I don’t think that counts) and I suspect nothing ever will. Waking up at 2.30am after being asleep – sure. Not going to sleep until the next day? Pretty much never!

    1. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

      My goodness, I completely forgot to comment on the smoothie. That Canberra question clearly threw me more than I thought 😛 I would love this smoothie irrespective of weather and irrespective of time, and think the vanilla and coconut options are essential indeed!

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Ack I hate thunder, was there thunder? Hehe spay lady were you drinking your smoothie with a straw out of a bowl? 😛

  8. Emma

    I believe the only reason I’m not in Canberra at the moment is that Askinosie bars, where available, are… what did you say? 18 gosh darn dollars? Crazy town. Do something about this, and I will make an appearance.

    Lovely smoothie. I spy sprinkles! If only I had a blender that didn’t just whir-thump whenever I put anything in it. Cause things don’t happen inside my blender. It is old, and ready to lie down. Forever. Wah wah wahhhhhh.

  9. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    That was a wowser of a storm wasn’t it? I actually got to sleep in the lull between about 10 and 1am but I was most definitely awake at 2am when we got the full force. My little lettuces in the garden were rather shredded by the hail. But I must say it was super exciting and the lightening was so bright it was exactly like being on a movie set.

    Your soothing smoothie looks much healthier than the dark chocolate and red wine I ate whilst watching the lightening dance.

    P.S. I love a dance in the rain but I’m glad you stayed inside with all that crazy lightening.

  10. Shannon

    Eeek thunderstorms scare me! I’m such a baby.

    Tell me about Sunwarrior, do you like the taste? Chalky or no? I’m in the market for some protein powder and I want a recommendation from someone not collecting promotional money from them 😉

    Also, I love the glass dharma straw. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    Lastly, pineapple raspberry sounds like a dreamy combination.

  11. Sig

    I used to be shit scared of storms but loved them when I was safely inside. These days I can appreciate the beauty of them.

    We had some terrible rain here in Melbourne as well and I was woken up by the rumbling of thunder and was very glad that I was in my car driving to work when the flashes of lightning were right above me.

    PS – I so love the tip of the frozen bananas! True story – first time I tried to freeze a banana I literally chucked it into the freezer – with the skin on. I was so confused afterwards why I couldn’t get to it.

  12. JohannaGGG

    Yummy smoothie and I love your I spy picture – it was fun to look through your stuff! – I did a raspberry smoothie on Tuesday but it was a bit intense – I think it needed pineapple

    I put sylvia to bed during pelting rain yesterday afternoon and thought how nice it would be to lie in bed and have the rain pitter patter outside but I had lots to do and couldn’t afford the time to lie down (could do with a nap right now actually)

  13. Andrew

    Two greens, a blue and a red… do I spy only 4 sprinkles on top of your smoothie? This seems quite inadequate.

  14. Rach

    That smoothie sounds so refreshing!

  15. InTolerantChef

    I was sitting on my deck enjoying the cooler temperature while my hubby and littlej were running around in the rain playing with the hailstones and eating them! Dinner was very late due to the excess of spirits and warm showers required after about one and a half hours of rainy fun.
    Bowl sized smoothie serve, perfect!

  16. Lou

    Lurrrrve thunder storms (or as I like to cal them, thundy-storms) we get them all the time up here in Queensland, usually after a stinker of a day, they roll on in with a crackle and a pop.

    Lurrrrrrve the look of that smoothie – I needs me some of the sunwarrior stuff – do you get it through iherb?

  17. Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco

    I just got my first Vita, and frankly, I’m not sure how I functioned properly before it. I need to try this smoothie now!

    We are currently having the closest thing to a tornado LA will ever have, so I’m sitting here eating leftovers, reading blogs, and drooling over that smoothie. You know. Very productive stuff.

  18. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE thunderstorms. When I’m inside rugged up. I wish one was happening right now. Knowing Melbourne, it probably will come now. & then it shall be sunny. I’d like this smoothie, oh so very very much. I think I have the flu 🙁 now where’s the fun in that. Going to say f you to the work I’m supposed to do right now (form home this afternoon) and have a bath. maybe watch some BBC P&P. I’ll work extra hard tomorrow. Thanks for the therapy session.
    Heidi xo

  19. Catherine

    I used to love tropical thunderstorms and always did a circle of the yard with the beloved under thumping rain. But years later my house was nearly struck by lightning (blue flash in the kitchen with all the shutters closed and another time this sneaky crackle before the blast) so now I am very boring and terrified.
    Sorry all frosty over here not smoothie but bean soup weather alas!

  20. Anna Johnston

    Argh. Woke up to a bolt of lightening striking the light post outside my apartment. This zapping loud noise which lit the room so bright it burned my eyes, and then the block was blanketed in black. Phewwww… It was terrifying. I jumped up and checked my apartment for leaks. Could hear a steady flow just outside the door…. Yep… Bucket loads pouring into the corridors. I decided nothing I could do, so shut the door on that. I lay in bed jumping at every clap of thunder like a frightened kitten. I dislike the noise very much. Glad you had an enjoyable time, no way you would find me doing any such thing.
    Thinking of you bestie. Love love.

  21. Mike

    Did you come to Canberra for a tropical treat?
    When the weather was rough but the smoothie was sweet?

  22. whisperinggums

    I love thunderstorms but I didn’t particularly like driving in this one — in its earlier in the night but still pretty dramatic with lightning, thunder and hail phase. Later on at home, I loved snuggling in bed and hearing it blow outside but I did think, something I don’t think I’ve done in the past, of people who have experienced storms that have scared them and brought damage (if not loss of life). I haven’t experienced that so to me they are still more exciting than terrifying.

  23. Winston

    Omg this smoothy is AMAZING, Hannah! Lovely to the max. Am sure they tasted smashing. Btw, is that a BOWL that you’re drinking it from and a straw as well? Hahhahaha… That’s a first but I love it!! It’s so pretty and delicate too, with the sprinkles of coconut on top. YUM!

  24. penny aka jeroxie

    It is indeed the time of smoothies! Thunder does not scare me…. but it scares my dog. He runs and hide somewhere, anywhere.

  25. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Yay for smoothies! And the coconut topping just adds that extra bit of cheeriness to it.

  26. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    What fantasy novel, pray tell? I’m not a fan of fantasy in general, but a few months ago Matt made me read George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series and I must admit, I enjoyed them.

  27. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    this is my type of smoothie – vegan, healthy, yum. 🙂 i love sunwarrior. i really need to start making more smoothies lately! i’ve been on a sugar cleanse for about a month now, so i’ve been eating my sunwarrior shakes without any fruit!

  28. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    oooo i just love thunderstorms (i used to be scared of them!)

    this smoothie looks great 🙂

  29. Alisa

    I love that you put your smoothies in a bowl, and then use a straw. Too cute!

    that sounds like a cool storm. I’m not in Canberra because my favorite foods are too expensive there! But I’ll visit, bring chocolate, and you can cook for me in trade – sound good?

  30. Casey

    This looks sooo refreshing…make me some please? X

  31. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I absolutely love a good thunderstorm! There’s nothing better than making oneself comfortable inside while it’s flashing, raining, hailing, thundering outside. Actually, I miss a good thunderstorm right now! It has been a while …

  32. Jasmine

    That was one crazy storm! I was in the office till 11+ in the evening, stepped out thinking the lightning and thunder seem to have stopped. But, as soon as I reached my car, the lightning flashed across my eyes. I froze. It was too late to run back to the office. So, I was stuck in the car watching the light show for a bit. haha :p

  33. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    Tropical smoothies and mad rainstorms? Love!

    I’m having a chuckle picturing you doing such a raindance 🙂 I used to have a Tshirt that showed a pictorial sequence of how to do a snowdance. Darn, I miss that shirt.

  34. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Thunderstorms put me in the deepest sleep. They’re exhilarating, but I love them.

  35. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    so colourful and delish!

    although I am quite curious about the cinnamon?

  36. Camille

    I used to be terrified of thunderstorms. Then, when I was 12, my family moved to St. Louis, and I saw thunderstorms like I’d never seen before. The novelty turned fear into fascination. Now I love to watch thunderstorms, and even kind of hope for the power to go out so I can light candles.

  37. theresa

    I love pink food, especially dusted with coconut and a few sneaky rainbow sprinkles. I want to dive into this bowl o’ smoothie!

  38. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    The writing in this post is so beautiful and evocative. I love thunderstorms but we don’t get that proper sort here – and definitely not at this time of year! It sounds lovely, especially with the smoothie 🙂

  39. msihua

    Are you drinking it from a bowl? That’s a smoothie soup then 😛

  40. Richa@HobbyandMore

    i love the subtle nice pink! what more can a girl want. oh yes thunderstorms.. while growing up i used to like them.. es the first one of the season.. since they meant cooler weahter after a blistering tropical summer in central india.. and we all would go out and dance too! and get soakiiing wet.. but then it rains pretty much everyday for the month or so and that gets on my nerves.. now in seattle.. the idiotic grey and mild drizzle everyday gets on my nerves too.. i mean pour that darned water and go away u clouds.. they just sit there shimying away, blocking the sun for 40 days straight.. meh.

  41. Libby

    Haha I love the name of the protein powder you used!

    I’ve been looking up protein powders for post-workout shakes etc but I don’t like the sound of most of the products out on the market for they contain a lot of artificial flavours, sweeteners and goodness knows what. So far, I’ve found one brand that do raw, organic whey proteins (180 nutrition) and am slowly going through the sample pack I ordered off them. So far, so good but I’m glad that there is another one on the market so I’ll definitely suss Sun Warrior out soon. 🙂

  42. Ashley

    Are you having your smoothie in a bowl? That is most excellent! 😀 I normally do a banana, mango, raspberry, blueberry smoothie (i’m greedy with my fruit) but the addition of pineapple sounds quite refreshing… <3

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