A Tropical Smoothie!

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Rourke and I have smoothies for breakfast most mornings.  I try to switch the ingredients up every now and then to keep things interesting!

Here is a smoothie that will take you to a Caribbean island in the dead of winter.  It has no added sugar and is full of nutritional value!

IMG_3436.JPGIt has five dates for sweetness, an orange, a banana, 3 cups of fresh pineapple chunks, and 1 tsp. fresh ginger.IMG_3445.JPGIt also has 1/2 cup of light coconut milk and 1/2 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt.IMG_3448.JPGIn a blender, pour in the coconut milk first.IMG_3449.JPGAdd the peeled orange.IMG_3451.JPGThe yogurt.IMG_3453.JPGThe dates and ginger.IMG_3457.JPGThe pineapple and banana.

Turn on your blender slowly and gradually speed up until smooth.  If it is not sweet enough for you, you could add honey or light agave.IMG_3458.JPGIMG_3459.JPGIMG_3462.JPGGarnish with pineapple chunk, orange wedge and a cherry.

Recipe:

(makes 2 smoothies)

1/2 cup of light coconut milk

1 peeled orange

1 banana

3 cups of fresh pineapple chunks, approximately 1 pineapple

1 tsp. fresh ginger

5 dates

1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt

Put ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

(You can make ahead and pour in glasses.  Cover with Saran Wrap and store in fridge for several days.)IMG_3466.JPGEnjoy a taste of the tropics without getting on a plane!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

 

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