It’s summer, and when you’re a teacher, summer = vacation.
In my mind, all vacations should =
Unfortunately, unless I’m planning on being the next Bachelorette, I don’t think there’s much hope of me flying of to Fiji anytime soon. Snap.
Maryland might be far from tropical, but this morning I experimented with a smoothie that made me feel like I should be lounging under that palm tree:
Tropical Cheesecake Smoothie
1/2 C. mixed tropical fruit (I got this bag at Target the other day—it has peaches, pineapples, strawberries, melon, and grapes in it, but I bet mango would be delicious, too!)
1/2 C. nonfat cottage cheese
splash of milk, drizzle of honey or agave
- Toss ingredients in blender.
- Devour (preferably while soaking your feet in the ocean. Or you know, while sitting on the couch reading blogs).
I’ve never used this combination of fruits in a smoothie, nor have I ever used cottage cheese as my “base.” Who knew that I was missing the most delicious combination ever?
The fruits tasted so bright and fresh (must’ve been the pineapple?!), and the cottage cheese made the smoothie so rich and thick—it was like eating a giant, delicious bowl of tropical ice cream.
And since I have no intention of becoming the next Ashley, I have to take all the tropical substitutions that I can get.
What’s your best smoothie combo?
They’re all I’ve wanted to eat for weeks (months?!), so I’ll take all the new combos I can get.