Pina Colada AM Smoothie

OK, It’s been a while since I’ve posted a food blog, but I’m getting back into the world of blogging for fun, and I have a recipe that is exactly that – fun!  It’s a pina colada recipe for breakfast, the best way to start off your day, whether you live in the tropics or not!

Here’s my disclaimer- I don’t measure the ingredients as I put them in  – this is a smoothie, so just make it how you like!  This is just a suggestion!

Pina Colada AM Smoothie

  • 1 cup broccoli 
  • 1 cup pineapple (fresh or canned)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (refrigerated kind, not out of a can, i think that’s thicker?)
  • 1 or 2 bananas
  • some ice if needed (if broccoli and bananas are frozen, may not be needed)
  • and any of these Power Boosts:
  • omega oil
  • chia or flax seeds
  • protein powder
  • yogurt

The best part is you cant taste the broccoli at all, and it only barely turns the drink green.  Stick in a tiny umbrella and enjoy!

Super Saturday Smoothie

Saturday morning is usually pancake day, but with a child recovering from a stomach bug, I figured I’d keep it simple.  I love the Vitamix recipe book, but I find I rarely have all the ingredients for most of their smoothies.  So, I improvise a lot, and mostly just throw in whatever happens to be laying around. But, there’s a few tips that I’ve learned along the way that hopefully will be helpful.

A scoop of frozen berries makes almost any smoothie taste good (and pink)

Frozen broccoli is almost undetectable in most smoothies

Too much apple is a BAD thing- its strange that the Vitamix can pureed frozen foods, but a simple apple will make your smoothie kind of mushy…

Peel and freeze bananas for a yummy addition

If you get spinach in bulk, puree it with a little water and freeze in ice cube tray, to throw in a smoothie.  The baby spinach (from costco) tends to go bad so quickly otherwise…

SO, here’s the recipe for this morning’s breakfast

Super Saturday Smoothie

  • 1/2 c frozen berries
  • 1 c lettuce
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 1/4 apple
  • 1 c soy milk
  • 1 c ice
  • 1 scoop whey powder

This makes 1 large drinkIt was super, and Saturday, and a smoothie...

Good Maui Morning Smoothie

As you’ll come to find out, the morning smoothie is our go-to breakfast in this house.  It’s quick, portable, healthy, and can be made with almost any fruits and vegetables you have in the house.   You can add yogurt or protein powder and it will keep you going strong all morning long.  The disclaimer to this post and recipe is that we use the Vitamix, and I can’t comment on how this will taste if you use a regular blender- but if you can, please do!   The Vitamix puts the ‘smooth’ in smoothie.  It stays on my counter right between the toaster and the coffee maker, and I use it all the time.

Enough of my commercial for Vitamix, here is this morning’s smoothie recipe:

Good Maui Morning Smoothie

  • 4 cups Lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped Pineapple
  • juice 1 Lime
  • Water and Ice as desired.

Our First Kula Fields delivery…

YAY! Under cover of darkness, a magical garden fairy delivered a bounty of garden fresh goods last night! (Or maybe it was Roxanne, who called later to confirm that we got the box, since we had our ‘baby sleeping’ sign up and she was hesitant to knock…)  We opened our ‘bitty’ box to find a huge head of lettuce, basil, baby

roma tomatoes, arugula, three apple bananas, an onion and a pineapple.

This morning we decided our first Kula Fields recipe would be a smoothie, with pineapple, two handfulls of lettuce, some slices beets, (which give it a nice pink color, perfect for charming a four-year old girl into actually drinking it) broccoli and a banana.  We threw it all in the trusty Vitamix with some water, ice, and a scoop of Whey powder.