Piña Colada Smoothie

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All thoughts, opinions, and recipes are my own.

 

Almond Milk Pina Colada

Hello young lovers!

Welcome to another Monday, and can you believe it’s already going to be MAY this week?! I can’t even…

 

In more current news, this weekend was funfully filled with some fresh air, quality time with my gal Hannah, and of course another trip to Pressed Cafe.

 

 We also went to see “The Longest Ride” which I actually enjoyed. PS, this is coming from the girl who has never seen The Notebook..

 

I also snuck in a run on Sunday, since it was my ideal running weather–cloudy, chilly, and otherwise miserable.

 

 I don’t get too hot, sunburned, or experience numb limbs, so I seek the opportunity to take advantage of these gloomy days.

 

And plus, I had this glass of sunshine waiting for me upon my return.

 

Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

 

Especially for those runs where you do in fact get caught in the rain, a Pina Colada Smoothie is the perfect refuel.

 

Smoothie Pina Colada

 

I used one of my new favorite almond milk variations, which is the Almond Coconut blend from Blue Diamond. It has that tropical coco-nutty taste, but still has the sweetness I love from almond milk without adding any sweeteners.

 

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie

 

And plus, there’s no alcohol, so this colada is socially acceptable before 5 PM.

 

 

Pina Colada Smoothie

 

Pina Colada Smoothie
Author: 
Recipe type: Smoothie, Drink
Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks, frozen with juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • 8-10 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Freeze pineapple at least 4 hours, or until solid.
  2. Add ingredients to blender, and process until smooth. ~ 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Serve in a tall glass, and sprinkle with additional coconut.

 

I added some vanilla protein powder to make a perfect post-run snack, but this bad boy is equally as good without it. The only thing that isn’t optional is a pink flamingo swizzle stick.

 

Blue Diamond Pina Colada

Make it a great day!

Runners: What’s your ideal running weather?

What’s your favorite tropical-inspired food/drink?

Five Things Friday: The Current Edition.

The hiiiiiiiiillls are aliiiiiiivvee with the sound of Friiii-dayyyy!

 

 

Majestic mountaintops. They’re never there when you need ’em.

But Friday sho’ is, so let’s celebrate with a few of my favorite things!

 

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I’m on a Sound of Music roll today. Too bad I’ve never ACTUALLY watched the entire movie.

 

Current Gratitude

 

nerf.PNGThe fact that I am holding a nerf gun. At work. And just shot my boss in the rear…with a nerf gun. He bought.

 [source]

 

Current Meal

 

sushi.JPGNow that MJ is settled into her new digs, I had to christen it the only white girl way possible. Trader Joe’s sushi & wine.

And some salad, cuz we’re healthy like that.

 

Current Workout

 

run watch.JPGBack on that running grind!

One day a week..

Sunday is forever my run-day, and is my time to hit the road, leave my worries behind, and focus on the shorts riding up my crotch and inspect gadget arm of running accessories.

During the week, I keep it short & sweet. Two days of tabata-style cardio (jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers), three days of total-body weight training (pushups, lunges, bent rows, ab work), and one rest day.  Twenty minutes of sweat-time is much more realistic for me during the week, and helps me stay on track.

 

Current Snack

 

apple pb.PNG“Remember kid. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

Somehow I don’t think this was referring to childhood snacks, unless it’s me you’re talking to. Apple slices and cinnamon plus a side of pb (or sun butter in this case) for dippage never gets old. Give me some juicy juice from the CAN. (remember those?!) and I’m 6 again.

 

Current Flashback

 

dream street.JPGMaybe that’s an oxymoron, but when you find your collection of Dream Street autographs when cleaning out your closet, you can’t help but tell the world. These are going to be worth so much money someday I just know it. 😉

 

Make sure to visit Clare for some more Friday fun!

Make it a great day!

What’s one thing you’re loving (or loathing!) currently?

What band were you obsessed with growing up? (Hanson anyone?!)

WIAW: When You Lazy.

Two days in a row y’all?! It’s all cuz I love you. Each and every one of you.

 

..four people who follow me. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

 

Enough with the small talk, let’s get crackin’!

 

WHAT-I-ATE-WEDNESDAY-NEW-BUTTON-PEAS-AND-CRAYONS

Breakfast

 

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You guys, I have been drinking smoothies like cray-cray lately. I guess I am making up for lost times of hating them for the most part…Or it could be the fact that I am on an elimination diet to try to get to the bottom of my bloat babies. My guess? Eggs. But just to be sure I am terribly limited, away went dairy, corn, soy, wheat, sugar, and OMG peanuts!

Luckily I like the taste of sun butter, but it is in any way, shape, or form ANYTHING like my beloved pb. This will be the longest 3 week hiatus of our serious relationship. It’s make or break at this point.

1 cup green tea // 1/2 avocado // 2 scoops Jarrow Plant Protein Powder // 1 tbsp chia seeds // 1 tbsp flax seeds // 1 cup frozen spinach // 1/2 kiwi

 

Lunch

 

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I actually make a double batch of smoothies most days during the week, which makes for an easy one prep and done kinda meal x 2 for this elimination shin-dig. I never thought I would hear myself say these make me super full, and am getting used to the whole smoothie deal. But if it helps me heal and feel better, I’m game.

 

Snack

 

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A little snack attack of some black bean and chicken chili I made this weekend. While it’s not as easy as my veggie stock, it’s pretty darn close. I’ll be sure to update you with a recipe soon!

 

Dinner

 

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Okay, so #bloggerfail on a dinner pick, but luckily I had this bad boy in my arsenal that I wanted to share with you. After moving MJ into her apartment, my brother, his gf, and I made our way to the Pressed Cafe for some refuel-age.

I opted for the Pollo Loco, sans bacon & cheese and on a gluten-free wrap. It was full of cilantro-lime chicken, black bean spread, avocado spread, and grilled veggies. Oh yeah and a dash of AWESOME.

 

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And a nightcap of this delicious tea from the #HLBTea swap. Seriously tasted like sipping on a slice of apple pie…if that were physically possible. Thanks for sharing, Aundra!

 

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To go along with my all-time favorite book. I love everything by Mitch Albom, but this one always sticks with me..and makes me ugly cry every time I read it. So many good outlooks on life. If you haven’t read it, stop whatever you’re doing and do it now. I swear it will take you like 30 minutes to finish, and you will thank you eternally.

 

Thanks again to miss Jenn & friends for hosting!

 

Make it a great day!

What’s your go to meal when you’re feeling lazy?

Favorite spring-time food?