I have a new favorite drink!

And it doesn’t contain rum.

Though I think it would be wonderful with a splash of coconut rum or banana schnapps. But that may not bode well for first thing in the morning.

Or it actually may be an excellent idea.

My favorite flavors revolve around the tropical variety. I love vanillas, coconuts, bananas, and similar flavors. I have a lipgloss and candle stash that could rival Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection – full of scents good enough to eat.

So I am always looking to those flavors to create smoothies, cocktails, granolas, and most meals in general.

This shake is also protein-packed, but it tastes so delicious that you may not think it is healthy.

I love when that happens.

Why can’t it happen with vegetables? Why can’t they all taste like bacon? Or chocolate?


Banana Colada

Serves 1

3/4 cup lite coconut milk

1/2 cup pineapple juice

1 frozen banana (it doesn’t need to be frozen, but they are the best!)

1/4 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Garnish with coconut if desired.

Even if you don’t like bananas, you can swap out the fruit and make another flavored colada.

Just as tasty.

But if you don’t like bananas? Really… who are you? How can one survive without bananas?

I need your help! I’ve talked about my best friend’s baby, Morgan, before. She is my buddy. We get along so well because we both have chubby thighs and love to eat ice cream. She is in the running to be the new face of Gerber, and makes the cutest “fishy face” ever. Please vote for her! (It will ask for your email, but doesn’t send you anything. I promise. I’ve voted my buttcheeks off.)