Since Mother Nature is loving me, and wanting to help me through my stress, we were granted a full week of 70-ish degree (give or take) weather. Pure. Heaven. I wore skirts, flip flops, and the weather was warm on my skin. Whatta sensation! I'm definitely not used to that.
So what you do when there's a house full of kids, it's toasty outside, and everyone is tearing off clothing?! (well, maybe it was just me tearing off clothing... kids were begging me to stop...I can't remember now...)
We make smoothies!!
This was one of those things where I was craving something and I happened to have some key things in the pantry/fridge. So I started playing! Food is play for me.
Here's the gist of what we put in this triumph:
A blender 2/3 full of ice to start with..then...
3/4 can of coconut milk (or the whole thing depending on how much liquid you need)
1 can crushed pineapple, juice included
Juice of 1 lime (no zest, though--makes it too zesty)
about 1/2 c. sweetened, shredded coconut
1 T. sugar (or you could use honey) to taste. Add more if it's not sweet enough.
1/4 c. wheat germ
Handful of chia seeds
(you could even put spinach in this and tell the kids that it's lime! haha. How sneaky of you!)
Blend and serve. As it is with all smoothie recipes---if it's too thick, add milk or liquid as you go. You could also add some yogurt - I'd suggest something mild like vanilla.