DEEP GREEN COLADA

super healthy green colada - The First Mess
I thought I’d ease back into the blogging groove with a little happy hour post. Hawaii was great! Aside from the slight suspicion that I may have developed an avocado allergy, it was the most relaxing 10 days I’ve had in a while. I posted some photos on Instagram if you want to check them out. I’m going to try just a small bit of avocado soon to see if it was just some weird, away-from-home reaction.

The week leading up to our trip was pretty busy, as those weeks tend to be for pretty much anyone. In the midst of it, I was explaining to Mark that I had to make a bunch of posts to go up while we were away and he was like “Why don’t you just take a real break?” So that’s what I did. It felt so good to just pack my stuff and GO, ya know? I didn’t come back with too many souvenirs (a groovy chakra mist, a necklace, tote bag, macadamia nuts obviously), but I did get some Hawaiian spirulina to take home. Spirulina is something I try to take somewhat regularly because of the iron, Vitamin A, chlorophyll, and highly digestible protein. Plus it makes smoothies a pretty blue-green, like this coconut pineapple one. Onto the links, happy weekend etc!

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DEEP GREEN COLADA RECIPE

Print the recipe here!
Serves: 1
Notes: You could use chlorophyll, powdered wheatgrass, or any greens powder blend that you like in place of the spirulina. I’ve made this with light coconut milk, but you could also substitute a half and half mixture of full fat coconut milk and filtered water for the same texture/flavour.

1 cup light coconut milk (from a can)
1/2 ripe banana
1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1/2 teaspoon spirulina powder
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients in an upright blender and blend on high until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

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