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You Are My Sunshine Smoothie and Blogging For Fishes {Cookbook Giveaway}

You Are My Sunshine Smoothie - my daughter's favorite smoothie

{Giveaway Now Closed}

I’ve mentioned a few times that we are a smoothie family. Smoothie making definitely got a little easier after the addition of our Blendtec blender, but I’ll be honest, we were making smoothies regularly way before that happened. My blender has always been my friend.

For me, the simpler a smoothie is the better. Smoothies should be pure, clean and have just a few ingredients in my opinion. I really try not to add any additional sweeteners if its not needed, the fresh or frozen fruit is usually enough for me. This smoothie incorporates a small amount of apple juice that adds just enough sweetness and liquid to pull it together perfectly.

You Are My Sunshine Smoothie - my daughter's favorite smoothie

Speaking of this smoothie – this little girl has been begging me for it every single afternoon. Hard to resist that kind of begging isn’t it?

You Are My Sunshine Smoothie - my daughter's favorite smoothie

With our weather in the 90s this week, our afternoons have been HOT and this fruity treat has been exactly what we need to cool off.


You Are My Sunshine Smoothie - my daughter's favorite smoothie

Print Recipe

You Are My Sunshine Smoothie

Yield: 2 smoothies


  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and chunked
  • 1 cup frozen peaches, slightly defrosted if not using a high powered blender
  • 1/4 cup natural apple juice


  1. Place all ingredients into blender pitcher and process until smoothie, approximately 1 minute. Serve cold and enjoy.

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More Smoothies To Love:

Cinnamon Pear Green Smoothie

Fruity Greek Yogurt Smoothie

Cantaloupe Smoothie


I was recently contacted by another blogger about helping out a family who has two sick little girls (both diagnosed with the same extremely rare disease) that were enduring a lot of medical treatment. Ali was pulling together recipes to create a cookbook to sell as a fundraising effort to help out the Fish family with their overwhelming medical expenses. I happily sent over a recipe to help. This grass-roots fundraising efforts is called Blogging For Fishes.

I encourage you to watch this video, it is their story and I warn you – it is a tearjerker and will tear up your heart. This family is living a nightmare, but has no choice but to truck on and take care of each other in however way possible.

The Fish family and their story is on my heart and I hope they feel my prayers for strength, hope and healing.

You can follow their family blog here at Fishes For Marrow Wishes.

Winner’s announced and been notified through email! Congrats to winners:

1) Natalie (book winner!)

2) jessica w.

3) Melinda

4) Diane M.

5) Kim | At Home With Kim

6) Caneel

7) Jaimee

8) Shelby

9) Kim

10) Sarah @ Real Food Outlaws

11) Annie

Today I am offering a special giveaway. I am giving away a hard copy of this beautiful recipe book created in love, full of recipes from bloggers that have come together in support of the Fish family. I am also giving away 10 copies of the equally beautiful e-book (for the iPad or as a PDF file).

If you’d like to purchase a cookbook, you can do so here. 100% of the proceeds from the E-books go directly to the Fish family and $5 from each physical book purchase.

Quantities of the recipe BOOKS are limited so buy them now – they are gorgeous and would make great gifts. (E-books will be available for purchase until the end of 2012)

Please, help spread the word.


1 winner will receive the Blogging For Fishes Recipe Book

10 winners will receive the Blogging For Fishes e-book (for the iPad or as a PDF file)

To Enter:

Simply leave a comment on this post, be sure to leave your email so that I can contact you if you are chosen as a winner.

For an extra entry – please share with your friends, family, community via FB/Twitter. Leave a comment (in addition to your first one) and let me know it is your extra entry.

Giveaway starts today, April 4th and will end April 11, 2012 12 pm (EST).

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66 comments on “You Are My Sunshine Smoothie and Blogging For Fishes {Cookbook Giveaway}”

  1. This is awesome!
    Would love to see the recipes in the book.

    Also love the pic of Gina with her smoothie ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love cookbooks that are written with the whole family in mind. This one is beautiful too.

  3. Hi, this is my 2nd comment – I posted on my FB. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks

  4. I totally share your smoothie sentiments… simple is best. I don’t like a lot of different stuff muddled together. What a darling cookbook! I love fundraisers like this – I may just buy one anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your little girl is a DOLL. I love her hipster glasses!!

    P.S. 90s? I’m jealous. But not too jealous because we haven’t bought a lawnmower yet, and I’m not ready for yardwork ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. You daughter is so adorable! My oldest son loves peach smoothies so we will definitely be having lots of these. I am headed over now to purchase the cookbook. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What a heartwrenching story. I will pray for them to continue to stay strong. Thanks for sharing Aggie!

  7. What a wonderful idea. I sure did love the look on your daughter’s face while she was drinking that smoothie! Thank you for sharing!

  8. I also shared your link to this page on my Facebook page. Which auto-posts to Twitter as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. That’s a great idea! And your daughter is too cute!

  10. Thanks for the smoothie recipes. Sounds like just the thing for warm Texas mornings. I would love to read the cookbook, and their story.

  11. What an awesome cookbook and opportunity to help another family. They will be in my prayers, as well. Love the glasses on your cutie-pie daughter – my youngest just got her first pair the other day and is really proud of them, lol! Yummy smoothie, too – the girls will love this one!

  12. I love the way bloggers support each other through the difficult times. That is amazing. Hoping for the best for the Fish Family.

    We LOVE smoothies in our house! And peaches are an ingredient in most of ours.

    I really enjoy your blog : )

  13. that cookbook sounds amazing, and definitely for a GREAT cause!

    and as for smoothies, you and i are on the same page with the simpler is better thought process. smoothies benefit SO much more from a few simple and good ingredients!

  14. The smoothie is fantastic and those GLASSES so snappy! Lurve! A great cookbook for a great cause.

  15. Looks refreshing! Think my boys might like this:)

  16. Oh I follow their blog–what a great book

  17. I’ve been on a smoothie kick here too – probably because we had abnormally warm weather for March in NY! I don’t have a blendtec, sure would love one though. I do have a handy blender that I use when I get the urge to make a smoothie at home. Actually, one for dinner would be nice tonight! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will definitely put the word out on Twitter, SU and FB for blogging for fishes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. seen their story. how devastating.

  19. My heart goes out to these parents for their strength and love of their children. And for all the children – they all are in this together.

  20. I went to high school with the mother of these beautiful girls, this really is a worthy cause. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  21. What a touching story, thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  22. I will pray for them to continue to stay strong.
    Thanks for sharing Aggie!

  23. I would love to see the recipes in the book.

  24. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. The smoothie sounds delicious – simple and tasty!

  25. Very good cause your a good person helping out I am going to spread the word whereever I can! thanks for sharing with us.

  26. We’re a smoothie family too… This one looks fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I’d love a copy of your ebook!

  28. Love my Blendtec and love making smoothies for my family!!!

  29. My daughter has the same glasses and begs me for smoothies everyday. Coincidence?

  30. I love smoothies too! I would also love to try my hand at juicing,but don’t have a juicer yet.

  31. Looks like an amazing book I would love to have. If I don’t win, I would love to support their cause!

  32. I love your smoothies, Aggie. It’s no wonder your little girl begs for them. I’m ready to beg myself. Oh, fine, I’ll just go make one myself! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Smoothies are so refreshing! Can’t wait to check out this book!

  34. Smoothies are good any time of day! And I agree – no added sugar/sweeteners are necessary!

  35. Yes, I can see why you can’t resist that little girl :-))) … the smoothie sounds good to this big girl, too.

  36. I would love a copy of the cookbook! Also will share this on Facebook – what a good cause!

  37. This looks like a really lovely cookbook!! Interested to see more of the recipes : )

  38. What a nice idea for a fundraiser to help this family. The cookbook looks great.

    P.S. Gina looks adorable! Love that girl!

  39. I can’t wait to try this!!!

  40. The cookbook sounds amazing. I love that it is for such a wonderful cause.

  41. I will share this story and giveaway with my friends.

  42. This is an amazing idea to help a truly deserving family and the cookbook looks great. I wish it was in the 90s here, that smoothie looks like a great way to cool off on a hot day!

  43. I would enjoy a copy of this book and your little girl is beautiful! We enjoy smoothies here in my home as well.

  44. Beautiful story and family… I have a feeling that if I’m selected for this win, my copy will go to a lucky family member or co-worker come the holiday season, as I am purchasing a few for myself now!

  45. Touching effort by the blogger community to help this family!

  46. What a great idea for a cookbook and a great way to help a family in need!

  47. Delicious smoothie! I am definitely making this for the boys this week ๐Ÿ˜€ What a wonderful cause, thank you so much for sharing {hugs}

  48. What an excellent cause and such a wonderful person to be sponsoring the give away! Thanks for sharing the smoothie recipe this morning! Just what I needed!

    Big hug!

  49. That smoothie sounds like liquid sunshine! It’s so hard for the Fishs, I’m glad they have the blogging community to help them!

  50. What an amazing story! I’m so glad you posted this and their video. I had no idea about this family and am in awe of their courage in dealing with not one but 2 children with this terrible illness. The video was heartbreaking and brought me to tears, yet I am hopeful for them. My prayers will be with this family and I will follow their blog as well. Thank you for sharing it and the giveaway Aggie!

  51. Love your sight thanks….

  52. Its a sad story to hear and very heartbreaking but surely i pray that they will put their eyes in GOD and trust. My prayer for them is joy, hope, patience and faith… God is never late but always on time!! I also ask that they are able to read GOD’S WORD to help them when confort is needed…. Here is a verse to pass on Ephesians 1:17-20… Thank you for the share of their story….Belinda

  53. I would love this cookbook. I love smoothies.

  54. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

  55. What a great story! And a great cause.

    You know I LOVE your smoothie recipes. When I’m on phase 2 I’m so making this! Love the idea of orange and peach together. You rock!

  56. That is so sweet of you to do this! Your smoothies look awesome!

  57. What a great story!

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  59. When will the winner names be posted? Who won the books?

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  61. Love this! Thanks for posting!

    You might also like all-smoothie-recipes on facebook here is the URL:

    Check them out, I love them!

  62. Smoothie is one of the best things that everyone should try, also I love to eat butter paneer which is an Indian dish. Thanks for sharing the nice article.