With the weather in Boston becoming hot, hot, hot, my smoothie addiction is becoming out of control! I’ve been enjoying a smoothie a day so it was no surprise when all I wanted for dinner the other night was yet another cold, refreshing smoothie. Not only is a smoothie the perfect snack or meal any time of the day but there’s also en endless amount of ways to make a smoothie… you’ve got the super healthy green smoothie, the fruit-filled smoothie, the tropical coconut water smoothie, the creamy greek yogurt smoothie, the protein-packed smoothie and on and on. So many amazing options!
But before we keep talking smoothies let’s start with my foods + drinks from earlier in the day…
Here’s ‘What I Ate
Wednesday Last Sunday’:
Breakfast – 7 am
My morning started with a bowl full of vanilla greek yogurt, blueberries, sliced banana, almond slivers + grape-nuts cereal.
Morning Snack – 10 am
A Peanut Butter Bear Naked energy bar – so good!
Lunch – 12 pm
A turkey, lettuce, tomato, avocado, cheese wrap with cherries and Cape Cod potato chips on the side. Oh, and a glass of ice water… this pregnancy has me chugging water 24/7.
Afternoon Snacks – 4ish pm
I packed a container of strawberries + blueberries for a ‘lil snack at the beach…
and then came home and stuffed my face with Oreos, ughhh. But it’s OK, everything in moderation, right? ;)
Dinner – 8 pm
Apparently eating too many Oreos left me feeling kinda sick and not super hungry for dinner… but I knew I needed something to hold me over through the night (plus, I figured the baby could use some more nutrients) so I quickly whipped up a delicious, protein-filled smoothie for dinner!
Tropical Pineapple Banana Smoothie
1 cup coconut water
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
Blend & enjoy!
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What’d you have for breakfast today?
Do you crave smoothies during the hot summer months?