Happy Sunday! I hope you’re all having a great weekend!
If you’re catching up on posts from the past week, here’s what you missed:
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If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you know I’m all about the smoothies. I’ve been mostly addicted to making citrus smoothies and banana berry smoothies lately, but a few days ago when I went to make a citrus smoothie for Keith and I, I realized we were out of grapefruit. So I decided to tweak the recipe just slightly and what I came up with was amazing! A-ma-zing! Since, we’ve had a tropical smoothie the last three days, that’s how much we love it (plus, we’re still out of grapefruits)!. Sadly, were now out of pineapple too, so I need to run to the store to get more.
Speaking of pineapple, it is one of my favorite go to summer snacks. I love eating frozen pineapple after dinner for a dessert, or in smoothies to make me feel like I’m drinking the beach in a smoothie!
The first time I had pineapple after Cameryn was born, I noticed a rash on her stomach. I figured it was the pineapple, although I wasn’t really sure and stayed away from it for a while. When I decided to create a tropical smoothie, I really wanted to add pineapple and see if Cameryn would have a reaction to it. Luckily she didn’t, so pineapple is back on the menu.
- 2 oranges, peeled and cut into 4 pieces (easier to blend)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I like buying no fat)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 frozen banana (or more if you want to make it really creamy!)
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups ice
- Optional- 2 tbsp. flaxseeds or 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- In a blender, add all the ingredients in the order listed, oranges, coconut milk, protein powder, Greek yogurt, pineapple, banana and ice (and optional flaxseeds or chia seeds). Blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy!
*If you need to, you can add in more coconut/almond milk, if the smoothie turns out too thick.*
This smoothie is so delicious and filling! Not to mention packed with fiber and other nutrients.
Pineapple is a good source of fiber, Thiamin, and Vitamins B6 and C.
Oranges are a good source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Folate and Potassium.
Bananas are a good source of Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, Manganese and also Vitamin B6.
I hope you test out this recipe and enjoy as much and Keith and I have been!
Question: Are you a fan of pineapple? What is your favorite way to eat it?