This is the time of year when I get obsessed with smoothies. The warm weather makes a quick, healthy, and chilly smoothie sound like the perfect workday breakfast. Yum. There are probably about one million amazing smoothie recipes out there. Here’s one I’ve been loving lately.
Oh, also, if you make your own smoothies, I totally believe you should get to name them whatever you like. Just pretend your kitchen is your own little coffee shop or deli. Make up a name for your favorite flavors.
1 cup pineapple (if you use a fresh pineapple, you can get about 3 cups out of it)
1/4 cup toasted coconut flakes*
1-2 tablespoons almond butter
3/4-1 cup coconut water
*I used sweetened coconut flakes. If you use unsweetened, you may want to add a tablespoon of honey. But the mango and pineapple are plenty sweet as well, so you may not. Feel free to make it how you like it.
In a small ziplock bag, add the mango, pineapple, and coconut flakes. You don’t have to label the bag, but if you end up getting into smoothies, you can make lots of different kinds over the weekend, freeze them all in small bags with labels, and have smoothies for weeks on end with no extra work in the morning. Just FYI.
Once the contents of the bag are frozen, dump them in the blender, add the almond butter and coconut water, and blend away.
P.S. This post is missing a few photos and the original name has been changed. I had unintentionally named this smoothie something that turns out to sometimes be used in an inappropriate manner. I had no idea, and I want to sincerely apologize! Thank you to all our kind commenters for letting me know.
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.