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Debrucque Farm Stand...Check it out!

Aren't these ceramic crates adorable! I stole the idea from my cousin Kim, and Crate and Barrel!

While I'm forever trying to stay in the best shape (mentally and physically) before gravity completely sets in and I TOTALLY give up, I sometimes forget that my diet does just as much good for me as my fitness. I can have a great workout week but if I sneak in too many indulgences, I still don't feel my best. However, summertime seems to help me reach for healthier treats than in the colder months. Having access to so many fresh fruits and vegetables is something I look forward to. And although it wouldn't be uncommon for me to be sautéing some zucchini for my daughter and I for breakfast, (yes,'s delicious!) I'm prone to making a healthy smoothie.

Fresh berries in the summer are my favorite. I use frozen berries for smoothies all year long, but there's nothing like fresh ones! I love farm stands and right now you can find them almost anywhere. I try to buy organic as much as I can, but when it's not available I like to support local farmers.

Smoothies are just one of the many things I enjoy making with fresh fruits. Recently I was at a friends house and she made us berry bowls with chia seeds. If you've never tried one, please do. (Thank you Miss Alice!) Of course I add chia seeds to everything now because I need all the extra health benefits that I can get, but they are a wonderful addition to a great morning breakfast.