Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pina Colada Smoothie!

Thanks everyone for all the exciting messages from Monday's post. I love to hear about other people being motivated to start living a healthier lifestyle!

Pina Colada Smothie!


Our Farmer's Market Finds!
About this time a year ago, my husband and I were in Hawaii on our honeymoon. We haven't had a real vacation since then (boo), and all the snow on the ground (this is the UP remember) is making me reminisce about sunshine, beaches, and fresh fruit! We have another month to go until our Farmer's Market is up and running, and even longer until our CSA comes! So, as you can imagine, fresh fruit is a hot commodity in these parts.

Aside from all the obvious reasons to love honeymooning in Hawaii- hiking, rainbows, beaches, whales, turtles, snorkeling, SUNSHINE, husbands, and sand- there is also the food! One of my favorite things about traveling is new restaurants, and new food. If you ever get the chance, go to Aloha Mixed Plate in Lahaina.... where "paper plate meets million dollar view." There's always the option of the fancy-pants places where your food comes decorated, but Aloha Mixed Plate is just plain 'ole good. And cheap, and not just in Hawaiian terms. Plus, they have Sriracha on the tables. What's not to love?

So lately, with all the non-springtime weather we've been having, my mind has been on sunnier skies and frozen drinks with umbrellas. Specifically, the much loved Pina Colada. That, and the fact that I came home from work STARVING today... it was time to introduce my Vita Mix to some Hawaiian love. 

Pina Colada Smoothie. 
1 frozen organic banana
1/2 can of organic pineapple chunks (no fresh fruit here, but if you can get your hands on a fresh pineapple, do it!)
1/4 cup pineapple juice from can
2-4 Tablespoon organic coconut (non sweetened)
1 cup nut milk (I used homemade cashew milk)
* If your banana isn't frozen, add some ice cubes to the blender. Or a little honey/agave/stevia if you prefer it a little sweeter. 

- feel free to throw a little rum in there, if youre so inclined.

Blend! Drink! Smile! 

One of the best things about reminiscing about our honeymoon, is being reminded about how awesome it was. Just like health doesn't happen by chance, neither does love. All the more reason to continue cultivating relationships....

Honeymoon 2010

How do you cultivate your relationships?

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