Pineapple Peach Pina Colada Smoothie~ Tuesday’s Table

Welcome to this week’s edition of Tuesday’s Table. I have a fun little breakfast shake that I recently created to share with you today. Over the years I have found that I am not much of a breakfast person. After years of struggling to find a food that I could stomach that early in the day, I discovered smoothies. It has been a love affair since!

I love mixing up different fruits and yogurt, etc. I have found some really healthy additions that make my smoothies quite yummy and packed with energy. One of my most recent favorites are Chia seeds. Chia seeds are super high in omega 3’s , calcium, protein, and fiber. They help with energy and endurance. As a Fibromyalgia sufferer, that is a much needed boost I need daily. I also love adding Chia seeds to my salads, cereals, baked goods and they are even a good egg replacer!

Chia seeds were once eaten by Aztec warriors on the hunt for food.  They are the richest source of Omega 3’s, they have more Omega 3’s than salmon! Chia’s have more calcium than milk and they are high in iron, potassium, folate, phosphorus and magnesium. A superfood to be sure! I love the Carrington Farms brand that Costco carries. A whole bag lasts me about a year!

The smoothie that I want to share with you today is reminiscent of a Pina Colada. It is like drinking a tropical vacation. =) Both my husband and I love it. We make one of these several times a week. They also make good mid day snacks as a great pick me up. So enjoy a little piece of tropical paradise.  Without further rambling:


Pineapple Peach Pina Colada Smoothie

Makes approx. 4 cups
Ingredients: 

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 medium banana
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
( I like to cut up fresh fruit and freeze it just for my smoothies)
1 teaspoon of Chia seeds
1 cup fresh sliced peaches
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer Fage)
1 cup of almond milk
2 to 3 drops of pure stevia extract 
handful of ice cubes

Directions:
Place all of the above ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy the tropical goodness!

And now a bit of humor from the sunny south…
Wish there were such a thing as healthy bacon. 😉 

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.  ~Doug Larson


10 Responses to Pineapple Peach Pina Colada Smoothie~ Tuesday’s Table

  1. I LOVE your painting!!!! And that smoothie sounds wonderful. Wish it were here in front of me. Yum!

  2. Hi: Thank you for following my blog. I am a big smoothie and chea person too. Have a good week.

    Blessings, Martha

  3. I should give smoothies a try. I never think about them, but they'd be perfect in the summer for sure.

  4. Lauren says:

    Dear Valerie,

    Hooray! What a lovely post to come back to! I'm so sorry that I've been this far behind on my reading. I've thought of you several times recently and have meant to stop by! I love this happy, DELICIOUS post!
    Reading, I could just taste this smoothie, I MUST try it! Also, thank you for writing about using Chia seeds. I've wanted to try to make something with Chia for a while, but just didn't know the best place to start. So thank you for the inspiration! Every time I read one of your posts, I leave with a smile. Thank you Valerie. 🙂

    Warmly and with a hug (>'-')>
    Lauren

  5. Valerie says:

    Dear Judy,
    =)Thank you! I love to paint. Just wish I had more time for my art…maybe when the kids are grown. 😉
    Blessings, Valerie

  6. Valerie says:

    Dear Sheeplady,
    Thank you for your visit! =) You would love smoothies, such a cool pick me up in summer too.
    Blessings, Valerie

  7. Valerie says:

    Dear Lauren,
    You are such a sweet blogging friend! I totally understand about being busy. This summer has been crazy for us so far. I love, love chia seeds. They are so easy to use in so many things to and so good for you. =) Hugs back to you. XoXo
    Blessings and Sunshine,

    Valerie

  8. Valerie says:

    Dear Martha,
    Thank you for your visit. I love your blog. =) Looking forward to following along. Have a great week.
    Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

  9. Sylvia says:

    I have come to love smoothie's, yours sounds good. My favorite is Strawberry banana.

  10. Valerie says:

    Dear Sylvia,
    That strawberry banana sounds very yummy indeed! =)
    Blessings,
    Valerie

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