I've been on kind of a smoothie kick this week, thanks to my pre-race breakfast beverage on Saturday and my realization that I just just enough kale left to make a green smoothie and a subsequent bag of spinach from our CSA to get me through the remainder of the week.
For most of the week, I've been keeping my blender working on something similar to this smoothie recipe, although the measuring of things has, of course, gone completely out the window.
But last night, as I made Thai Fried Quinoa, I realized that I was going to have both leftover coconut milk AND leftover pineapple. Well, clearly that was A Sign.
Behold! I give you The Best Smoothie I Have Ever Had!
Totally simple, not totally creative - I blended the leftover coconut milk, pineapple (including the juice), and a banana together before inhaling its tropical deliciousness.
What I liked about this was that the sugars were countered by the fats in the coconut milk, although I did also have leftover scrambled tofu in a breakfast burrito (with some chipotle salsa, the only way to go in my book), so I had plenty of protein to go with that liquid lusciousness. Together, they were a wonderful post-first-run-post-half-marathon breakfast
I'm kind of sad that I used all my leftover ingredients in that one smoothie, but at the same time, it really is so delicious that it should be a rare-ish treat.
I'll wait until this weekend.
(PS - I literally loved this so much that I had to add it to Tidy Mom's "I'm Lovin' It'" linky party. It's just that good.)