Piña Colada Smoothie Recipe

Piña colada smoothie is my current favourite. It’s a subtle flavour and very creamy. The coconut milk has healthy fats which are satisfying so it’s a good choice for breakfast. I posted a picture on Instagram the other day of my piña colada smoothie, here is the recipe for it!

Recipe

Ingredients

Makes about 3 servings.

  • 1 can of pineapple + the juice from it.
  • 1 medium-large banana
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup coconut yoghurt. Vanilla can also be used.
  • Toasted shredded coconut for topping
  • Granola or other toppings of choice

Instruction:

Put everything in a blender and blend until the pineapple looks like it’s all smooth. I put mine in the freezer for a bit before eating or use a frozen banana to get an ice-cream like texture. If you prefer more of a coconut taste, because it is quite subtle, more coconut milk can be added. The coconut on top really brings it out.

What’s your favourite summer smoothie? Would you like to see more food posts?

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Quick High Protein Oatmeal Recipe

I have been on the hunt for high protein oatmeal. Oatmeal is such a good breakfast on cold winter mornings and there’s room for variety since you can top it with whatever you’d like from fresh fruit to brown sugar and butter ( my personal favourite ) it’s hard to get very bored of it. The problem with high protein oatmeal recipes is that they tend to either require protein powder – which bothers my stomach since it’s hard to digest so much protein at once, not to mention it can make the oatmeal a weird texture – or cooking an egg with it, making the oatmeal rubbery. After eating rubbery oatmeal almost every day last winter ( why Peri? Why? ) I have figured out the trick to quick, high protein oatmeal, a splash of milk! It makes the oatmeal almost creamy and adds a little extra protein.

 

Recipe

Ingredients

Makes 1 serving.

1/2 cup applesauce or 1 very ripe banana

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of quick cook oats

1 egg

A splash of milk so that all the oatmeal is soaked but there’s no extra liquid

Toppings of choice. Chopped dried dates, fresh fruit, brown sugar, etc. I used a bit of maple syrup ( because I’m Canadian ) and topped with some brown sugar and butter.

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Applesauce can be made by peeling and cutting a few apples, adding a splash of water, then microwave for 7-10 minutes or until very mushy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

In a microwave-safe bowl, mix applesauce and oats together ( or mash banana and add in the oatmeal ), add the egg and mix well making sure the yolk is broken. Add a bit of milk until the texture looks moist but not too wet.

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The texture of the oatmeal after adding in the milk.

 

 

Microwave for 1 min 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Just until it looks a little rubbery, stir once it’s done to break it up. Add toppings of choice and enjoy!

 

 

 

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