Good morning beauties! Hope you had a warm, sunny, fun-filled Memorial Day weekend! I am sipping this delish green goodness smoothie as I type this, with the windows open, and a warm breeze coming in. Coffee right next to me, of course 😉 Last night, we slept with the windows open and a cool breeze coming through, which makes for the perfect nights sleep. Right?! Somehow, it makes the bed more comfy and delightful. It was also one of those nights where I was so exhausted I passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow, which is very, very rare for me! I was planning to sleep in on this day off and then I woke up to my alarm, ugh! I forgot to turn it off last night.. I just couldn’t go back to sleep after that so I went to the kitchen to whip up a smoothie and wanted to share this tropical goodness.
I also bought a bunch of pineapples this week and they all happened to be ready and ripe enough to eat at the same time. The way I can tell they are ready is if there is mold on the bottom (gross I know) I also learned a new tip a few months back. Turn the pineapple upside down for a day or two so the juice isn’t just hanging just on the bottom, it allows the juice to disperse throughout. Let’s just say we have been eating lots of pineapple around here the past couple days! And I had to create some green smoothies using it.
Today I plan to workout, maybe take Chuy on a run outside (Taz is too tiny) and do a Fitness Blender video on YouTube. It’s so nice to have an extra day off! I will probably get stuck helping Marty with outside yard work, which is definitely not my favorite thing to do, but if I can get some sun while doing it, then I suppose it’s alright! I do love having flowers all around the yard, but the pulling weeds beforehand part… Haha. What are your plans for today?
This green smoothie really hit the spot though! I topped it with granola and blackberries, it has some extra superfood ingredients too that you won’t even notice. Enjoy 🙂
- 2 cups spinach
- 2 cups fresh pineapple, roughly chopped
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil (I love the Skinny & Co. kind)
- 2 teaspoons Maca powder
- 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 large handfuls ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to blender.
- Blend until smooth!