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)
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?