This month for the Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge, we were given coconut and lime to work with. Now, I don’t know about you, but when I hear those two words together, my first thought is a smoothie of some kind, so that is exactly what I decided to make. Coconut and lime are tropical, so I added some pineapple into mine to really give it that delicious flavor. Here is my recipe for Pineapple Coconut Lime Smoothie.
This smoothie was super delicious and really hit the spot. In mine, I used coconut milk, but I am sure that you can purchase a coconut and add fresh to it — you just have to play around with it to get it to the consistency you are wanting.
- 1 whole pineapple (peeled cored and roughly chopped)
- 2 limes (peeled and roughly chopped)
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ½ apple (peeled cored and roughly chopped)
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- If you don’t want the pulp, press through a sieve. Your smoothie will still be thick.
- Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and a wedge of pineapple and enjoy!
One of the benefits of pineapple is that it contains a huge amount of Vitamin C. Two slices can have 100% of the daily recommended value. In addition to helping keep the immune system stable, Vitamin C promotes healthy gums, helps heal cuts, strengthens blood vessels, and aids in the creation of collagen, which is the connecting tissue that holds muscles, bones, and other tissues together. Pineapple also contains a high amount of manganese, a mineral which is also important in helping form bone and connective tissue
The best part about pineapple is that it is a natural energy booster — so this smoothie would make a great morning breakfast for you!!
What delicious beverages have you been preparing lately?
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You would think that a foodie like me could stay on top of when it’s time to reveal a new recipe, but yesterday was SO busy for me that I totally forgot what I was supposed to be doing! I decided to join a new recipe swap site this month. Little Hungry Girl hosts every month The Suprise Recipe Swap.
The SRS (Surprise Recipe Swap) is a wonderful opportunity to meet other bloggers, build blogging friendships and explore others recipes.
It’s also a fun and easy way to add more exposure to your blog – increasing your traffic by getting link backs from others, being mentioned on social media networks, simply finding new followers!
This month, the blog I was assigned was Who Needs a Cape. I had THE hardest time pinning it down to one recipe as there were so many yummy ones to choose from. Who Needs a Cape is run by 6 fabulous ladies who can flat cook! I finally decided to make their yummy strawberry banana smoothie since I am trying very hard to watch what I eat these days.
- 3 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 whole ripe banana
- 1 cup vanilla or plain yogurt ( I try to get one that has at least 10 grams of protein)
- 2 cups orange juice
- 4 Tbsp. sugar or honey
- 1 cup ice
- 2 Tbsp. wheat germ
- 2 Tbsp. ground flax
- splash of milk
- Put all ingredients into blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- If it seems really thick add in the splash of milk to thin it out.
- Pour into cups and enjoy!
- Garnish with extra fresh strawberries on the side