Pineapple Vanilla Protein Smoothie

The perfect winter after-workout recovery smoothie | Vanilla Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Tuesdays are my work days. I have to say – it’s amazing how much more you can get done when you’re not constantly (consciously or unconsciously) catering to someone else’s needs. No amount of TV or playtime babysitters can compete with knowing that you have a free block of time to do whatever you choose.

On a normal work day, I would immediately get to work and go at it as efficiently and effectively as I possibly could. For three hours. But we’re lucky to have a daycare flexible enough to cater to my daily needs. So today I decided to place Max in daycare for a full day (he was VERY excited).

Lately I’ve been working on developing the building blocks of a business plan. And if I’m developing a business plan, that must mean I’m developing a business. And if I’m developing a business, that must mean I’m attempting to one day be self-employed by this business. So as I considered my plan for the day, I asked myself – what would my normal daily routine look like if I was self-employed, working full time?

It’s such a fun question!

And the answer is – I would start with exercise. After the boys were off to school, I would grab my gym bag, set myself up with a series of podcasts, and do a short workout at the gym. Afterwards, I would get ready for the day, drink a smoothie, and write a blog post.

And that’s exactly what I did.

And it was awesome.

As a reward for an awesome morning well chosen, I have a smoothie recipe to share. It’s a perfect contrast to our cold midwinter days, with a nod to summer.

Tip: With the exception of bananas, we never finish the off-season fruit we purchase at the grocery store (in summer, the opposite is true). It’s just not that good. To save the remained, avoid waste, and get the most out of our purchases, I cut the fruit and freeze it in smoothie packs. That way, I always have ingredients on hand to make almost any combination of smoothie.


The perfect winter after-workout recovery smoothie | Vanilla Pineapple Protein Smoothie

Pineapple Vanilla Protein Smoothie

  • 1 c. Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 c. Frozen Green Melon
  • 1/2 c. Pineapple, Mango, or Orange Juice
  • 1 c. to 1 1/2 c. Almond Milk (more if one of the fruits is fresh, not frozen)
  • 1/2 c. Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein

Blend all ingredients to desired consistency.