I am feeling refreshed and fulfilled after an amazing vacation in Maui. We hiked waterfalls, layed by the pool, drank champagne, enjoyed local fish and coconut ice cream, went snorkeling, and munched on island fruit.
It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Since arriving back to Monterey, I’ve started my new position at the gym (more to come on this later if you guys are interested), received my official Precision Nutrition Certification in the mail (yup, I offer Nutrition Coaching now!), and redecorated my bedroom, all while struggling from some major jet lag. It’s always an adjustment to transition from vacay mode back to adulting. Rather than mourn the end of my trip, I decided to bring a piece of the island back to my kitchen!
If you follow me on Snapchat, you know one of my favorite island treats are smoothie bowls. (If you don’t follow me, why the hell not?! Add me – username: lifeinspandex). They have the consistency of fro-yo without all the artificial additives and a whole lot of good stuff. Hello micronutrients!
I love putting frozen mangoes in my smoothies. They give them a super creamy texture and are filled with anti-aging antioxidants and Vitamins C, B, and A. Mangoes can also help alkalize the body, aid in digestions, promote low blood pressure, and even possibly prevent cancer! One of the best parts of a smoothie bowl? Toppings! I used some low-sugar granola, frozen blueberries, and chia seeds. However, the options are limitless. I also like topping my bowls with sliced almonds, hemp seeds, shredded unsweetened coconut, and fresh fruit.
Tropical Mango Smoothie Bowl
1/2 cup frozen mango
1 frozen banana
1 tbsp all-nautral peanut butter
1 scoop vanilla plant-based or whey protein powder
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (You can add more if needed. The less liquid you use, the thicker the shake will be)
Whatever toppings your little heart desires!
- Put all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour in a bowl
- Add toppings and eat up, buttercup!
What do you do to help lessen the blow of post-vacation blues? Tell me in the comment box below!
Health and happiness,