Soooo… I’ll let you in on a secret. Well, not a secret, but something I haven’t “announced” or posted about yet, or shared all over, but I have joined Weight Watchers (AGAIN) to shed this extra weight I have been holding onto (unwillingly, hahaha!). We all know that I love food, I do not love to exercise, but daggumit, I have to find a happy medium if I am going to love the way I look (#thirtiesareFORREAL #amiright??). SOOO… I am embracing the good ole points plan (though I do like the new smart points system) and trying to eat clean for the most part, while indulging in my favorite ways, of course (cheese, wine, bread). Oh, and exercise too. 🙂
So when I am craving an afternoon snack, but I know I want to save my points for dinner (or for wine after dinner #letsbehonest), smoothies are key for me. Sweet and filling, they tide me over until dinner. So here is my favorite Tropical Smoothie Recipe of the moment, and the kids are huge fans too!
Tropical Smoothie- 2 servings
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1 frozen or fresh banana (I freeze all our bananas when they are about to go bad so that we have plenty extras for smoothies!)
1 peeled orange, separated into segments
1 mango, peeled and diced
1/2 cup to 1 cup vanilla almond milk, non-sweetened
Layer and blend in blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!
I think this smoothie can be enjoyed with or without the mango, or subbing in strawberries, blueberries, peaches, or your other favorite fruit in for the mango. No matter, the combination is a winner, and is filling, and worse case, 1 point if you drink the whole blender!
Let me know what your favorite combination is!