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Yum, pineapple mango smoothie! Last week at the store I found frozen pineapple and mango on sale so I had to make something a little different with them . I really enjoyed this smoothie but my kids were not willing to try it, however, they gobbled down bowls of mango and pineapple at night! Again, we try something a little out of the ordinary my kid will grateful eat better!
I started off with my trusty Magic Bullet blender and placed about a 1/4 cup mango and 1/4 cup pineapple .
|Pineapple||Bromelain, yay! Ever heard of this miracle anti-inflammatory nutrient? Pineapple contains a great source of bromelain which is an enzyme shown to help prevent osteoarthritis and alleviate joint pain!|
|Mango||Only 60 calories per serving!
Loaded with vitamin C helpful in immunity, plus a good source of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin!
Next, the bulk of the smoothie – Greek yogurt! This one is honey flavored but you could even do Chobani’s mango or pineapple yogurt, too! Oh my gosh, I gotta try that next!
Loaded with protein and super filling. This smoothie has 19 grams of protein.
Next I topped it off with a little orange juice and skim milk.
Blend away and here is a great snack, breakfast or whatever! Darn it, I should have used that unopened bottle of pineapple rum from our honeymoon in the Bahamas . Yes, that is just about 7 years ago and we still have not opened that bottle, probably because rum is not my fav but I have never tried pineapple flavored, hmmm . . . .
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
1/4 cup mango
1/4 cup pineapple
6 oz Greek yogurt, honey or vanilla
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup skim milk
Blend all ingredients in a blender!
Nutrition Facts: 240 calories; 0 grams fat; 21 grams protein; 1 gram fiber; 36 grams carbohydrates
These little treats are perfect for the holidays and any time of the day, too! I think I had a couple for breakfast with a cup of coffee . They are super, super easy and not too bad on the nutritional side!
Start on the stove-top with a large pot, add sugar, milk and butter. I used 1/2 cup regular sugar and 1/4 cup stevia.
Bring to a rolling boil and remove from heat.
Remove the pot from heat and add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Oats, peanut butter and chia flour, you can also use ground flaxseed or wheat germ instead of the chia flour.
Add 6 heaping tablespoons of cocoa! Real cocoa is loaded with antioxidants! Hooray!
Mix, yum, yum or nom, nom, oh yeah, I better save some for everyone else!
Scoop mix onto a sheet of wax paper – all done!!!
Here is my yummy no bake cookie!
No –Bake Cookies (serves ~36)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup stevia
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
3 cups rolled oatmeal
6 tbsp cocoa
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chia flour
Put sugar, milk and butter in a pan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on a sheet of wax paper. No baking required!
Be careful, they go really fast!