Pineapple Mint Smoothie

The high in Burlington today is 97 degrees. Yesterday it was 94.

We're surviving with one window fan and a standing fan in the bedroom, but it's not pretty.

When we leave for work, the house looks like it's in mourning, all the windows closed and shades drawn, trying to keep in the cool and keep out the heat.

They tell me this happens for 5 or 6 days every summer. Otherwise it's in the 80s but drops down to the 60s over night, making for easy sleeping with the windows open and pleasant day after pleasant day.

We'll buy a window air conditioning unit eventually, but we've been busy and indecisive. And it's supposed to break overnight.

All I want on days like this is something cool and refreshing to drink, something to make me feel like I could jump into clear blue waters to cool myself off if I wanted to.

Pineapple Mint Smoothie

One bag frozen pineapple
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup mint, tightly packed
1 or 2 dates, for sweetness

Blend everything together, position yourself close to a fan, and enjoy!