Well hello! This post has been long overdue and I promise I have a good explanation for why I've been MIA. No, I'm not pregnant. But I am VERY slowly adjusting to married life and living with someone else, and at the same time, planning a BIG change for the blog. By the end of this year, I plan to re-brand and redesign my website.
For a while now, I've felt uninspired. And after getting married recently, it really pushed me to want to start fresh and choose a new blog name that I felt better described me and my brand. Unfortunately, at 17 years old, you don't put too much thought into choosing a blog name. Honestly, at that time, I didn't even think my blog would grow into what it is today. But here I am, 8 years later, and although it's definitely a risky move to build everything from the bottom up again, I think I will be happier in the long run.
So yeah, this whole re-branding thing has pretty much consumed my entire life and thus, I haven't had much time to develop any new recipes. The only time I'm in the kitchen is when I'm making dinner for the hubby OR I'm making protein shakes to get me through the day. So, when I got my hands on this new e-book, BLEND: Healthy + Indulgent Smoothies, I was super excited. Generally, I'll throw in whatever fruits and veggies I have on hand in my smoothies, but it's nice to switch things up and follow a recipe.
This e-book was co-authored by Faith of Edible Mosaic and Alyssa of Everyday Maven and I love love love it! It goes above and beyond providing delicious recipes, because it explains the basics of smoothie-making, the best types of fruit to use frozen/fresh, different kinds of sweeteners, and so much more!
Today, I'm sharing a recipe from the fruit chapter because I'm obviously a fruit fanatic. The pina colada caught my eye right away, but I put a little twist on it and made it a green smoothie! Green smoothies are honestly the only way I'll ever eat my greens. I've never thought to freeze pineapple chunks, but doing so for this smoothie gave it an extra creaminess like never before.
Oh, and did you guys notice that shiny new Blendtec up there!? It was a wedding gift from my brother and I am absolutely obsessed with it. With a blender like, how can you not want to make every smoothie in the world?
Yield: 1 serving
Green Piña Colada Smoothie
Ingredients:3/4 cup canned light coconut milk
3/4 cup cubed pineapple, frozen
1/2 a medium banana, peeled, chopped into 2 pieces
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 pinch sea salt
1 cup organic baby spinach
Directions:Add all ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Pour into serving glass and top with cherry if desired.
Slightly adapted from BLEND