Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. We like to change up our smoothies with different fruits each week. This Vanilla Pineapple Smoothie has a light refreshing tropical taste with a hint of oatmeal crumble. Can we say dessert in a glass? Well, almost.
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Today’s the day!
The kids are back in school after break, and we are hitting it hard at the gym. Well, not too hard because I still want to walk tomorrow.
And we are taking a few weeks to eat completely healthy starting now. I’m a little bit skeered because my sweet tooth is the size of Texas…no, probably Europe. It’s big people. And me not eating sugar has me worried. Mostly because the food I enjoy making the most happens to be pretty sugar laden. Hello, crazy dessert baker here!
The past few days I have been slowly weaning myself off sugar. The first day I went hard core and made it the entire day without even one bite, so I know it’s totally possible. How bad do I want this? Well, I’d love to have my clothes not feel snug and to fit into those shorts from a few years ago that I have stored away.
Then this weekend I slipped a little and had a cookie, a granola bar, and a few bites of Hot Chocolate Cheesecake Dip…oh, and some chips, crackers, and then this Vanilla Pineapple Smoothie. I think I was trying to stock pile…I hope that lasts me for the next few weeks. Probably not because I’m feeling hungry now as I write this.
The smoothie for lunch totally cancels everything else, right?
Well, at least I got it all out of my system, and I’m ready to take on the challenge of no sugar. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how I do.
But until then let’s talk about this smoothie I had for lunch.
Most frozen pineapple comes in a bag with other assorted fruits, so I bought a can of chunk pineapple in juice, drained it, and froze it the night before. If you know of where I can buy a bag of just pineapple, please let me know because that would save me a step.
I was going to throw some frozen cherries into the mix, but my daughter is a big pineapple freak, and she said to just do the pineapple alone. I think she was on to something because this little treat was delicious. Sort of like a Dole Whip…ok, not at all like one. But it was really good.
Fruit, oats, vanilla protein powder, and greek yogurt went into our Smoothie Blender for a delicious smoothie win. Totally healthy and perfect for curbing my sugar cravings on my “cheat” days…I mean my “refuel” days 🙂
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- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
- pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon
- Place everything in a blender and pulse until completely mixed and smooth.
- Pour into 2 glasses and serve.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 298 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 41g Protein: 18g
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