I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with breakfast. especially during the weekdays. I have two goals each morning: get out the door on time + consume COFFEE. it’s easier said than done. which unfortunately means, the first meal of the day is often sacrificed. well, when I was pregnant, the husband put his foot down! he gave me this “lecture” about how I was growing a human + need to be eating a nutritious breakfast every single morning. can you believe him? I’m sure I responded in my nicest, without any attitude voice: “don’t you think I know that? but, HOW + WHAT?”. so, he took matters into his own hands – he handed me a freshly-made smoothie as I was scrambling out the door each + every morning. it was the sweetest! (I am sure it gave him peace of mind I wasn’t growing our baby on a diet of coffee + donuts).
thankfully, the smoothies have continued! the husband has mastered the morning. he has a few different smoothies he likes to make + I occasionally put in requests. with a heavy dose of “please + thank you”. we love this green monster spinach smoothie A LOT. but the husband created his own concoction that transports me to a tropical island each morning. when I was pregnant, I would pretend it was spiked with rum and called it ..
pina colada for breakfast.
we keep our smoothie ingredients in stock, by purchasing in bulk. we get large bags of frozen fruit + fresh bananas at costco. if the bananas begin to brown before we use them, we’ll peel them + cut into large chunks and throw into the freezer. the chia seeds, ground flax seed + shredded coconut stay in our refrigerator. they’re in glass containers, with metal scoops in each one. just to expedite the process. morning time-savers are always welcome in our house.
pina colada for breakfast smoothie.
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 2 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (we use: orgain organic vegan protein powder)
- almond milk
- Into a blender: add fruit, shredded coconut, chia seeds, ground flax seed, vanilla protein powder
- Add almond milk until ingredients are covered (approximately 2-3 cups)
- BLEND until desired is reached
- Pour + enjoy!
TIP: I pour into a 16 oz wide mouth mason jar, cover with a lid and take it o go!
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