Monday, June 18, 2012

Tropical Green Smoothie

 Good morning!  I started making this smoothie a couple of weeks ago.  I (we) love it!  It is light and refreshing.  I feel like I'm on the beach in Mexico when I'm enjoying this tropical smoothie.  MJ drinks it in a lidded cup and still doesn't know it's green.  He sees mine and says, "oh, you're having a green smoothie, huh, mom".   
 Love my VitaMix.
Tropical Green Smoothie:
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup fresh pineapple, cubed
1 ripe banana
1 cup spinach
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1 1/4 cups ice

Blend and enjoy!

Above...I made a double batch and then froze the extras in my Starbucks Frappuccino jars.  I've also been putting leftover smoothie into our Popsicle molds!  

We just got back last night from a wild and crazy camping weekend with 7 other families (40 people total).  We camped at our friends grandparents cabin up in Grand Rapids MN on Deer Lake.  It was an outstanding weekend filled with fishing, boating, skiing, swimming, eating, roasting marshmallows, drinking coffee, and some relaxing.  The ultimate highlight of my weekend was when the moms requested a "ladies only" pontoon ride on Saturday afternoon.  We brought an amazing supply of homemade goodies and chips and dip.  What started out like a dream ended up being an adventure of a lifetime.  Picture it...storm heading in quickly from the west, prop stuck in the sand at Bear Island, boat won't move, ladies stripping down to swimsuits (or panties in someones case) to help move the boat, frantic calls to cabin for help, the storm is on us, 8 ladies put on 8 life jackets, the boat is released, the ladies see two hunks in a fishing boat, the pontoon takes a nose-dive, waves over the top of us, 6 inches of standing water in the pontoon, guys think the boat is going down, ladies back out of the waves and follow the guys around the backside of the island, hunky fisherman nets a beloved sandal that washed off the pontoon,  ladies huddle together and freeze while wrapped in sopping towels with the wind and rain upon us, our fearless leader drives that boat and follows those fishermen, we arrive at cabin, we shiver our way up to our tents to replace sopping wet clothing with dry clothing, we head into the cabin to warm by the fire with a cup of coffee/tea in our hands and proceed to relive our story for the next 24 hours.  One of my favorite adventures ever.  Oh, the laughs we shared!

I hope you all had an "adventurous" weekend!

XOXO Tiffany

"We can never have enough of Nature".  Henry David Thoreau

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