Hello, hello, from the first post on my new domain name! Hope you like…it is a work in progress, but lots of great things are comin’ at ya. Stick with me through my construction dust, will you?
Had to drop by to post an awesome smoothie I made this week for breakfast. My Tone It Up girls will love it…all of the pineapple recipes must have inspired me! It isn’t the prettiest, but is delicious and PACKED with fruit, nutrients and filling protein.
Green Pina Colada
1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (regular skim milk can work, too)
1/3 cup almond + coconut milk blend (I use Almond Breeze brand)
1 TB 100% pineapple juice
1 TB chia seeds
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 frozen banana
Small handful blackberries
Splash of vanilla extract
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use SunWarrior)
2 handfuls spinach (can’t taste it….promise!!!)
Shredded coconut to garnish
Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth. The color isn’t pretty (thanks to the berries and spinach, but your body will thank you for the added superfoods’ fruitiness and antioxidants), but it is delicious! Add water as needed to make things move a little easier…this is a seriously packed smoothie. Pour into a glass and garnish with some shredded coconut! Close your eyes and pretend you are amongst palm trees…sigh. Miss those.
I LOVED this smoothie, and it kept me full until lunch. Let me know if you try it! You can obviously omit the spinach if you’re not big on green smoothies.
Do you like green smoothies? I love them! My Vitamix makes it super easy to throw in a bunch of greens for added veggie servings…and you don’t even taste it!