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Take Me Away: Tropical Smoothie

Hi there! It’s heating up here in Houston, Texas! It’s even hot in the morning when I get up in my beloved city! However, it’s Houston. It’s Texas. It’s July! It’s not like we are not used to this here…

In the name of staying cool and being healthy, I wanted a nice mid-afternoon treat to hold me over until dinner, and give me a little boost! Something that would taste like one of those “umbrella drinks” on the beach, but no alcohol.

So, I decided to make a smoothie with the ingredients that I had on hand. It’s nothing fancy, but it sure did taste good! This would be great poolside! Here goes…

Ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup of coconut water (add more if needed for consistency you like)
  • a few pieces of ice to make it colder

Blend all ingredients together. Pour in a glass, close your eyes, take a sip, and imagine you are on a tropical beach somewhere 🙂

The kids will love this smoothie too!

Here are some health benefits that this yummy smoothie offers:

Pineapple Health Benefits:

  • Digestion
  • High vitamin C content
  • Bone strength
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Eye health

Banana Health Benefits:

  • Heart health
  • Depression & mood lifter
  • Digestion
  • Weight Loss
  • Bone Strength
  • Eye health

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