by Stella The Light

For breakfast I usually go for a sweet, delicious home made smoothie or smoothie bowl! Hydrating, nutrient dense, energizing, easy to digest and quick to make! I always add in fruit for all of my micro and macro nutrients + some seeds for my whole plant fats and protein. This combo keeps me fired up & fueled for my busy days!

My all time favorite combination for hot summer days has always been coconut + pineapple - so of course my go-to smoothie has been a creamy, sweet Pina Colada smoothie!

What you’ll need:

      • 3-4 peeled/diced/frozen solid bananas
      • 1 cup diced/frozen solid pineapple
      • 1-2 cups nondairy milk of choice (I usually use unsweetened almond milk) + water to desired consistency.
      • 1-2 tbsp chia/flax/hemp seeds
      • 1 tsp coconut extract
      • 1 tsp vanilla extract
      • shredded coconut (as a garnish)

Instructions:

In a blender (I use a VitaMix but any decent blender will do!) add all ingredients (aside from shredded coconut) and blend until smooth. Pour in a big ol’ mason jar and pop in a straw and garnish with a slice of pineapple + a sprinkle of shredded coconut!

I love to make mine into a smoothie bowl — by adding a little less liquid to the blender you can create a thicker consistency and make a creamy smoothie bowl with tons of toppings like I did!

Optional: Add any other frozen fruit to the blend and amp up the flavor - I love adding peach, mango or strawberries!

Have leftovers? Pop them in a popsicle tray and freeze for a few hours - now you’ve got some BOMB popsicles! — Popsicle trays can be found at most art supply stores or online (off amazon.com)

About the Guest Blogger - Stella The Light

I am a 23 year old Plant Based Health Coach. I run two transition programs (for those wanting to live this amazing lifestyle!) and also have two information packed E-books all about how I live, what I eat and what this lifestyle is all about! 

 Taking the leap to a plant based diet has brought me the pure joy and abundance I have been craving my whole life. Since going Plant based, my entire mental state has flipped - I am now in complete control of my emotions. I am eating more nutritious, gorgeous food than I ever have before with zero restriction. My digestive issues have vanished - no more bloating, gas, indigestion or heartburn. The shape my body has taken on through eating plant based is astonishing. I am lean & toned & my stomach is flat. I am at my optimal body weight and shape. My skin is so clear and beautiful and my mind is just as clear & beautiful! Every aspect of my life has sky rocketed. 

I am in the best shape, mentally and physically, of my entire life. I am lean, strong and brimming over with self love.. All thanks to the discovery of a plant based, high carb lifestyle. I want to give this feeling to anyone who wants to take this step and gain control. No matter what walk of life you have been on - this lifestyle WILL amplify your happiness and health! So, let's get your mind AND body right through a plant based diet!

 Visit: StellaTheLight.com and contact me today, tell me YOUR story. Why do you wanna go plant based?

Check out my recipe for Chocolate Candy Cane Energy Balls and How Going Plant Based Changed my Life

 

 

 

July 29, 2016 by Ashley Villatuya

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