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Pineapple Carrot Veggie Smoothie

100_0574I was so excited to make one of my famous (well famous in my family, which I guess isn’t really that famous…) Pina Colada protein shakes.  I got all ready to make it and put half the ingredients in, only to realize I didn’t have any coconut extract.  And it is just not the same without coconut extract.  So I have the rest of the ingredients in the blender and decide to throw a veggie in.  I look in my fridge and see carrots.  Ok.  Carrots could be good.  What was I thinking?  Carrots could be great!  They were totally awesome in this shake!  The carrot and pineapple flavors mixed fabulously.  I think I’m in love with a new veggie shake.  Here’s how I did it:

  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup egg beaters
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 T. sf ff vanilla pudding mix
  • 60 g of pineapple (I used canned pineapple tidbits because that’s what I had.  Sorry I’m not sure how much that is in measuring spoon values.)
  • 1 large carrot (If your blender doesn’t like carrots try chopping it up and adding it a little at a time during the blending.  That may work better for you.)
  • Lots of ice

Presto!  You’ve got yourself a Pineapple Carrot Veggie Smoothie!

In my world today:

Aubrey doesn’t really mind her new helmet.  In fact, she doesn’t seem to even notice it’s there.  I’m relieved about that.  I was nervous that she would hate it.  I think she still looks pretty stinkin’ adorable, what do you think?




We went to the mall today and I met up with my college roommate.  It was fun to catch up and let the kids play.  It’s crazy that we live 15 min apart but never see each other.  Why do we not make time for reconnecting when it could be so easy?  We’ve decided to get together regularly from now on. 

I’ve been wanting a chocolate baked good lately and I had some canned pumpkin that needed using.  I started experimenting with a double chocolate muffin.  They’re in the oven now.  If they’re good, you’ll hear about it soon.

It’s a real life blizzard outside today!  I think this weekend is supposed to be warm though.  I want spring to come back! 

Ok, that’s enough of all my random thoughts.  No more thoughts here.  I hope you all have a great day!


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