Pineapple Banana Smoothie

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“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder

The warm weather here in Asheville has put me in a tropical mood, so this pineapple-banana smoothie really hit the spot today. One sip of this and you’ll feel as if you were transported to a white sandy beach.

All you need to do for this one is blend 1 frozen banana, ½ cup frozen pineapple, 1 T unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, and ½ cup of 100% coconut water (unsweetened coconut milk would work too.) I topped mine with more unsweetened coconut flakes and some fresh pineapple. The great thing about pineapple is that it’s loaded with Vitamin C, which is healing after a workout. It also contains the enzyme bromelain, which diminishes bloat, eases digestion, and reduces joint pain.

On the flip side, with some rum added, this would make an excellent cocktail by the pool… just sayin’. 🤷🏼‍♀️