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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Ohhh… I just cut up a mango today. I’ll have to try this out! I love pineapple in smoothies with cilantro.

  2. Emma

    Wheeeee! Why is it that I never make smoothies? Is it my sad decrepit blender? Probably not. Is it my decrepit Clinique liquid makeup-lacking face? Definitely not, although I almost went and bought a new bottle last weekend. Is it that I can’t relate to the hordes of Twilight haters who abound as members of the WayChoc boosters club? I like the Vampire Diaries! …I know nothing about Twilight.

    Is it that smoothies have never enticed me, despite sprinkles? Yes, I think this is the answer. But I too am too busy engrossed in my alabaster visage, wishing it was the 1870s and I could hang out with Sally Lockhart, solving crimes and dashing about all madcap in floor-length skirts.

    Sometimes, I wish my complexion was even paler. Sell me on smoothies!

  3. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    hahaha I LOVE your recipe instructions here. I didn’t know you were a beer girl. How about vino? I enjoy a beer with pizza or thai food – but it has to be a pale ale. & Hannah, your 19th century pale-skinned upper class lifestyle skin is divine. Snooki = poo.
    Heidi xo

  4. CheezyK

    Oh my pale-skinned sister, wear it an be proud! Much better to be natural in whatever tone you have than to look like you lost a fight on the set of The Wizard of Oz.

    “Wheeeee! Isn’t life fun?” Yes, yes it is – thank you for reminding me 🙂

  5. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Pale is the way to be, yo!

  6. Kate

    Haha! You have such beautiful alabaster skin. I’m really pale, but my skin is all kinds of blotchy and freckly!

  7. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’m a member of the pale-skinned club! And yeah – great smoothies should be enjoyed from *big* tumblers! 😀

  8. Winston

    Woo-hoo!!! Love that you poured it back into a bowl and had these yummy smoothies just the way you like them. I must say, I am slowly becoming a convert! Bowl + spoon is really growing on me! And hear hear, I’ll take a beer any day too. Hope you’re lots of fun with friends, family and beer this Summer! =)

  9. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    This is exactly why I avoid make up counters! My one venture to one (also Clinique, interestingly) left me with the knowledge that I am too pale to wear ‘proper’ foundation. Instead, I paid a ridiculous amount of money for something that I think was called ‘Almost Make up’, which granted was very nice, but it left me feeling rather insufficient in the colour department. These days I just buy the palest colour of foundation available in whatever cheap range I’m favouring at the time – which no doubt isn’t something I should confess to online but there you are 😛

    I hope the smoothie made up for the experience!

  10. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    Oh good lord! What kooky people. Don’t worry though, if I’m not tan I end up looking jaundice in most photos.
    Just remember in the 18th century being pale was a sign of wealth and beauty!

  11. juniakk @ mis pensamientos

    i love that “alabaster tone” – you would never hear that kind of phrasing in america! i think u have skin like me, “fairly light” – that’s what they call us here on the makeup labels! i love green smoothies – pineapple and mango and sunwarrior sound fab with the spinach! yum!

  12. Lisa

    ah yes – I too am frighteningly white this season!

  13. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I remember going to a makeup trail before my best friend’s wedding (I was a bridesmaid) and the makeup artist took one look at me and said “oh my you are pale, I don’t think I have a foundation light enough”. She had to go out and buy one specially!

    One of these days I will buy a blender and join in this smoothie craze. Till then I will just admire yours.

  14. April@MyFoodTrail

    LOL I love your stories. Embrace the pale, girl! 🙂 I’m a paley too. At least the girl was trying to match your skin tone, no matter how pale it is, and not make you look like a ghastly shade of ORANGE!!

    I’m sorry but I can’t fathom the thought of salad leaves in my smoothie >_<

  15. Lauren

    Ahhh, what a good intro. That smoothie reminds me of Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, actually…

    So, no before-after pics?

  16. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    That first bit really made me laugh. I love how seriously make-up people take thingss like that, I can imagine the tones of voice!
    I read a piece in the paper a few weeks ago saying that eating your five a day was as good as sunbathing for the glow/tan it gives your skin… but I eat 8-11 a day and am the colour of a milk bottle, hooray for being pale and interesting 🙂

  17. Catherine

    Love smoothies. And anything with a real mango (not imported and supermarket-sad, to think we once had a tree they dropped from!) or gosh just eating a mango dropping into the kitchen sink! And go alabaster! I was the skinniest whitest creature on the beach this summer in Corsica – oh the horrified Italian stares – reading under my umbrella and swimming at dawn and dusk (I mean real Aussie swimming too). No sharks!!

  18. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL great story Spay Lady! And forget Kath & Kim’s Prue and Trude, they need new villains in those ladies!

  19. Lou

    I’ve never owned a proper foundation… I’m too scared of the make up people in department stores! I really should take the plunge though, I ain’t getting any younger 🙂

  20. whisperinggums

    Great story Hannah … and great looking smoothie.

  21. Johanna GGG

    Next time you head to the clinique counter you should smear some smoothie over your face and wait for the verdict – except that it would be a waste of a fine smoothie – alabaster skin is far preferable to an unnatural bronze – maintain the rage 🙂

  22. Ricki

    Ah, the good old days! But then again, you wouldn’t have had a blender to make this smoothie back then, wouldja? 😉 I love mango in smoothies. Mango and pineapple together sounds like a dream (a big, English estate-like dream, the kind you would have had in the 19th century. . . with servants to do my dishes and laundry. Oh, so not-politically-correct, but how great would it be to have someone else do all the work once in a while??). 😀

  23. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Agh, I also hate the makeup counter. I feel like a science experiment. I hear that Shiseido makes plenty of very fair shades for those of us sporting a delicate Victorian palor. I’m thinking of giving them a try soon.

  24. Kath Lockett

    Oh! Thank GOD it’s a smoothie. For a second there I thought Barbra Streisand had sneezed…..

    (and I’m with you on the 19C complexion thing – even the Swiss are surprised at how pale I am!)

  25. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    wweeeeee! yes life is fun!

    happy weekend 🙂

  26. Lexi

    If you drink enough green smoothies you soon find that you hardly need to wear any makeup. Pfft! Clinique. The makeup counter is hell on earth. *Except* when it is the one at Kit and my fresh-faced, 30-something, tattooed favourite lady is there who showed me the greatest makeup ever:

    She doesn’t even mind when I admit to sometimes buying it online because it is cheaper. What a star!

  27. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Dang… I could use this right now being so hot in Melbs. I can relate to your ‘paleness’ – I’m pretty much geisha white all year round except for when I go to the beach and end up cherry red despite sunscreen! LOL! Though, I don’t mind these days…embrace it. I feel sorry for the peeps who go to the tanning salons….cancer…NO THANKS MAMA!!

  28. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    Loveee your little stories, they’re so fascinating to read! I have reasonably pale skin as well (for an Asian that is) and often it’s hard to match exactly what colour I should be. I’m also one of those girls who’d rather sleep that extra half hour in the mornings rather than putting on a layer of stuff that make my skin unable to breathe.

    I love mangoes and pineapple and I loveee spinach. Just not sure about the combo. Maybe I should give it a go since I don’t eat enough veggies everyday..

  29. penny aka jeroxie

    I am not pale skin but just arriving from Melb, it seems that I am pale in comparison to many tanned Sydneysiders.
    I am not too worried. And you have reminded me that it is mango smoothie season.

  30. Amy

    I am dying with the pale skin talk. I am a pale freckle face and love it. I’m always talking about how Nicole Kidman and Madonna are hot and pale. I can’t tan and I think it’s much better to embrace my pale skin than skin cancer or look like a serious lobster. Foundation shopping is like buying a bathing suit!!! Eeek! I used clinique when I was younger. I use MAC now and it seems to work pretty well.

    Pale chics rock!!