Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

Just because I’ve been lacking on my posting doesn’t mean I haven’t been slaying it in the kitchen or at the gym (or in mother nature… who says you’re limited to working out just at the gym?!). For the past month I’ve been working out at least 3 times a week (one week I worked out five times), and I have been busy cooking in the kitchen… I’ve got several recipes coming your way!

Many of you know I was leaving Los Angeles this time last week – and I did not want to come home. I spent my days by my family’s pool, grilled out for the 4th, hiked up to an overlook of the city that night and watched people all across the LA city skyline shoot off illegal fireworks (lol), went to Disneyland (I met freaking Princess Aurora), went to my uncle’s movie pre-screening, “Bad Moms,” and it is HILARIOUS (go see it July 29th!),  saw a friend I studied abroad with, and so much more. I was in Los Angeles the majority of the week, but was able to drive down to San Diego to see a friend from high school for 2 nights and experience a small slice of the city and beach (WE SAW SEALS UP CLOSE AND IT WAS CUTE AF).

On my drive back to LA, I made an impromptu stop at Laguna Beach – yes, that was a show on MTV back in the day and Stephen was hot af…. You can bet I took a Snapchat of the beach with Hilary Duff’s “Coming Clean” playing in the background. In all seriousness, that beach was BEAUTIFUL. It’s almost sinful that I had to come back to Nashville… Don’t get me wrong, I love my city, but it’s so humid and hot right now and we don’t even have a damn beach to help ease the pain.

Being on the beach put me in the mood… Ya know, for fruity drinks with cute umbrellas. So, I concocted this smoothie bowl! It’s delicious, but I did not add rum to it. ;(

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Herbalife Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl

For the smoothie:
8oz of Coconut Almond Milk Blend
2 scoops of Herbalife Piña Colada Meal Replacement Mix
1 scoop of Herbalife Vanilla PDM Protein Powder
1/2 of a banana
6 ice cubes (or more)

Toppings:
Pineapple
Kiwi (I used a whole one)
Half a Banana
Chia Seeds
Granola
Coconut Flakes
Marcishmo Cherry

Directions:
Combine your almond milk, powders, half of a banana, and puree. Add one ice cube at a time until your smoothie is the consistency you want. Pour into a bowl, and top with your favorite ingredients! Easy peezy. Garnish with your toothpick umbrella, close your eyes, and play some Jimmy Buffet to ease those “I’m not at the beach” woes.

xoxo –  Amber

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