Hey Lori, Do you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?…. Such a cheesy song but it can’t help but make me smile.
I hear ya about wanting to trim down with salads and smoothies. I’ve been trying to replace some meals with smoothie shakes, it’s fast and easy. You are right about needing to add enough protein and good fat to make a smoothie substantial enough to hold you over. This mornings smoothie was one of my favorite tasting ever! It confounds me I haven’t made it before. Pineapple is a good known weight loss food, high in vitamin C. Banana for creaminess. Yogurt and almond milk for protein and calcium. Coconut oil for good fat and lowered blood sugar spikes and other health benefits.
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
- 1 cup plain almond milk
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 3 drops vanilla extract
And if you’re not much into health food but are into champagne… you can add dark spiced rum. 🙂