Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pina Colada Protein Style

I get Bountiful Baskets and it’s the best thing ever, but sometimes we have more produce in our house than we can eat (like 3 pineapples or 4 coconuts) so I cut them up and throw them in my freezer. Then I just add them to fruit smoothies or protein shakes. I developed a Pina Colada recovery drink, here’s the recipe:

8oz of milk, soy milk or almond milk
½ banana
A few chunks of fresh or frozen pineapple
A few chunks of fresh or frozen coconut
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Blend in a blender.

It’s actually better if the fruit is frozen, but fresh is fine. I also add things like 1/8 or ¼ cup of plain greek yogurt or cottage cheese sometimes. The Greek yogurt changes the flavor a little bit, but the cottage cheese (as gross as it sounds) just makes it creamier. I don’t want to add a ton of calories to a recovery drink so if I add cottage cheese I usually call it a meal. I have even added a little bit of spinach and it didn’t change the flavor either.

If you try it, let me know what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I think I might try it this weekend:)We both know how much I like pina colada!!