Can i just say that i think it’s really funny that someone made it to my blog by searching these terms:
I am sure it directed them to this post, and i am sure they were thoroughly disappointed. he he he
In grand Saturday tradition, I woke up bright and early and commuted the 40 minutes to my FAVORITE gym classes, x-bike!
As always, it was an “I didn’t even know you could sweat from your elbows!!!” kind of class… I spent a good portion of class numero dos daydreaming about the smoothie i would make when i returned home. About halfway through “Dynamite” it came to me. “Power Pina Colada Smoothie”, of course. It took everything i had to not yell out “uh, J-dawg, can we speed this class up…? i’ve got a smoothie to make!” ;0)
Upon return, i tossed the following into my blender and before i knew it…a masterpiece had been created.
Power Piña Colada for my face:
- 1 1/2 c ice (i actually have no clue how much… a handful and a half?)
- 1/2 c plain NF yogurt
- 1/2 unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 scoop protein power (for the muscles yo!)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 slice fresh pineapple
- 1 tbsp Coconut
- 1tsp xanthan gum (again, i actually have no clue how much…)
once blended and cupped, i added an abundant amount more coconut.
I present the Power Piña Colada!
Yes, i obnoxiously placed this in front of the pool. It was the most *tropical-ish* area i could find.
I am clearly obsessed with coconut these days.
Let me tell you about a few more of my favorite things/things i’m obsessed with as of late. Shocker, the majority are food related…
- My favorite cover song, at the moment (Neon Trees cover of JB, “Baby”). baller. ;0)
but more specifically….the Pina Colada Flavor (also the inspiration to my morning smoothie!)…
Fruti Bars, which according to their website “We never use artificial dyes, artificial flavoring or any of that other stuff! Only 100% Natural Fruits picked at the peak of ripeness for the best colors and flavors. Our FRUIT FIRST ingredient list makes our products stand far above the rest!”. Because of this, i therefore deem them quality breakfast food.
These Lundberg Rice chips:
The fact that this month marked the 71st anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz”, therefore Google pimped out their site last Thursday! (fun fact, this movie is both the mom, and my bestie’s favorite movie!)
Getting weird things in the mail from my grandma (she is NOTORIOUS for this)…today it was colored pantyhose. I guess my grandma thinks i’m 79, and a “lady of the night”. *sigh*
Clouds. I have a weird obsession.
So, remember last post when I said I was stoked to give my mom her present? Also, remember how i mentioned that my brother is doing his first Iron Man triathlon in November? Well, my mom and I are officially flying to Phoenix to cheer my brother and his best friend on (plane tickets were in the card)! We are all (brother included) SO excited for this! I can’t wait to make signs and cheer my butt off for those guys! I have a few funny signs in mind, but if you have *any* suggestions, let me know….we will need a lot, seeing as an Iron Man is a 2.4mi swim, 112 mi bike ride and full 26.2 marathon. That’s A LOT of endurance (and therefore cheering) to be had.
Also, if you have any suggestions of places to stay in the phoenix area, PLEASE let me know. The event is actually in Tempe, Arizona, but that is so very close to Phoenix, I think we will probably end up staying there.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’m off to go do another few of my favorites, walk on the bike trail and make baked goods (recipes to come!) for the Dad!