We left for Texas on Thursday this week and are currently basking in the tropical 50 degree temps. Honestly, every little bit of sunshine helps, whether it comes in the form of an actual ray or a plate filled with bright, happy foods. This week, we’ve got more lightened up recipes to ring in the New Year. If you’re in need of a little tropical island time, I highly recommend checking out the Tropical Mint Smoothie. Let’s all just stare at the snow and pretend it’s sand.