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“Take Me Away” Tropical Smoothie


Hi there! It’s Angela here in HOT HOT Houston, Texas. It’s even hot in the morning when I get up in my beloved city! However, it’s Houston. It’s Texas. It’s not like we aren’t used to this here…

In the name of staying cool and being healthy, I wanted a nice mid-afternoon treat to hold me over until dinner, and give me a little boost! Something that would taste like one of those “umbrella drinks” on the beach, but no alcohol.

So, I decided to make a smoothie with the ingredients that I had on hand. This would be great poolside! Here goes…


  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1/4 cup of 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup of coconut water
  • a few pieces of ice to make it colder

Blend all ingredients together. Pour in a glass, close your eyes, take a sip, and imagine you are on a tropical beach somewhere 🙂

For you “factoid” readers out there, here are some health benefits.

Pineapple Health Benefits:

  • Digestion
  • High vitamin C content
  • Bone strength
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Eye health

Banana Health Benefits:

  • Heart health
  • Depression & mood lifter
  • Digestion
  • Weight Loss
  • Bone Strength
  • Eye health


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Hello! I am a zestful and passionate tech-gal that is also doing my best to raise amazing children ... sips a Nespresso before tackling yoga ... enjoys more the sprint interval running kind of routine ... drools over travel ... is a new budding foodie and chef ... isn't afraid of a DIY, or getting hands dirty ... feels the thirst for learning should be a lifelong companion ... supports my hubby in his Ironman endeavors ... tries to spread as much happiness for others as possible ... OH, and never lets a day go by when I haven't smiled :)


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