Wow, I totally got caught up in the sunshine this weekend. Spring was in the air, the sky was blue, not a cloud in sight and the sun was beaming down. For just a split second I thought this may be it.
So, with the sunshine filling my world with happiness I knew exactly what I’d be making for Tuesdays smoothie – Pina Coladas!! (minus the rum, because rum before the school run isn’t something I can advise, nor is it fitting for my target audience, hey ladies)
However, if you close your eyes and lock yourself away in a quiet warm room whilst drinking this you may be able to vision yourself on a beach in Puerto Rico, Poco Grande glass in one hand and a good read in the other. Although, if your house is anything like mine is at 7.30 am on a school day, you will REALLY need to focus.
Before I start though, here are just a few benefits of the ingredients I’ve thrown into today’s mix.
According to https://www.healthline.com
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence and its benefits literally know no bounds . Check out the link below for 10 proven health benefits of this amazing spice.
Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium,magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance which is perfect for my little ones too.
Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidents. They may help boost the immune system, build strong bones and aid indigestion. Pineapples also contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese and are a great way to get that all important dietary fibre into your system, not to mention the huge amount of vitamin C they contain.
Now for the fun part
- 250ml coconut milk
- 250ml soya milk unsweetened
- 1/4 cup of soya yoghurt
- 1 tsp of turmeric
- 1/2 a medium-sized pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
Blitz up the ingredients and serve straight away.
There you have it; sunshine in a glass.
As the song goes – If you like Pina Colada and getting caught in the rain which I did on the way back from the school run, this drink will keep your mood sunny all day long.
Enjoy ladies and see you soon xx