A Tropical Green Smoothie

So, I've kind of not been eating breakfast lately. It's not the best thing to do...I know this. I'm aware this is no bueno, but you know sometimes in the morning you just really can't bring yourself to eat anything! Yea, that's been me for like the last month. Anyways, so instead of actually consuming breakfast, I've just have been making these gianormous green smoothies in the mornings, then drinking them for lunch! It must be muscle memory or something. I make enough for Todd too of course. He's like a little kid...gotta sneak in those veggies where you can. Potato bread with Earth Balance morning, noon and night is not an acceptable diet. Hey, I never said we were perfect. I'd live solely off banana chips if I knew it could adequately sustain me...

What's this mean for you, dear reader? It means a green smoothie recipe! Yay! As always, use what works for you and what you have on hand.

Produce on Parade: A Tropical Green Smoothie

That's a blender full of health right there.

Produce on Parade: A Tropical Green Smoothie

A Tropical Green Smoothie

Inspired by...just me

Makes 5 cups

  • 2 cups non-canned coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 large handfuls of baby kale or spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen tropical fruit mix (mine was mango, pineapple, strawberries and peaches)
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries (whatever type you prefer, I used blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
  • 1/4 tsp. fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. loose leaf green tea
  • 2 Tbsp. whole flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. erythritol or other sweetener
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • dash of ground cinnamon

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Pour the milk into the blender first, followed by the kale and finally the frozen fruits and remaining ingredients. Blend well, about 1-2 minutes.

Oh green, tropically goodness.

A Recipe for Turks and Caicos

I've been wanting to make this recipe (or one similar) for a long time, so when my in-laws decided to was time to whip it up, you bet I was onboard! The only downside is this recipe takes three months to make, but, it doesn't have to! You can let it steep as long as you like. It could even be ready by tomorrow! This is a warm, comforting, relaxing goodtime recipe. It's infused with a heavy dose of tropical paradise and sprinkled with laughter. It's full of sandy toes, sea turtles, snorkeling, good food and sunbathing, just what a pale ass honkey like myself needs. The best part is I get to share it with such wonderful company!


A Recipe for Turks and Caicos

Inspired by Wanderlust

Makes 1 wonderful vacation

For this recipe you will need:

The days off might be the hardest to find, but I bet if you look hard enough you find 'em. Tell your boss that you'll pack him/her in your suitcase. That usually works. Next round up a dog-sitter, this could be even more difficult to find depending on your situation .Combine remaining ingredients until you find peace and happiness. Let it relax for as long as you can, keeping the mixture warm and sandy. I like to make this recipe (or an adaption of it) as often as financially possible, to help keep my sanity.

Three months can't go by soon enough!

What vacations have you been on recently?

Produce on Parade: A Recipe for Turks and Caicos

This is from our last tropical recipe, Oahu Hawaii.