Alkalizing “Pina Colada” Smoothie

Alkalizing Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

One of the benefits of growing up in a nutrition-savvy family was that I learned to tweak my favorite treats into healthier versions so I could enjoy them without the guilt. This is a strategy that I have loved carrying over into my own family, although my husband still laments that slim-sliced bell peppers as a burger side are not the same as having french fries (poor man).

I came up with this particular summer concoction on a whim and my husband and I loved it so much that it has become a frequent lunch/treat during the extra hot days when we are craving a tropical vacation.

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Summer in a Pan Recipe

When Jake is deployed, out on a short underway, or even just on duty, I like to keep meals simple, fresh, and healthy for myself. It’s a break from the carb & protein heavy man-meals he craves when he is home, and gives me a chance to refresh. I have a rotating list of favorites I make whenever he is gone because they are quick, easy, and delicious.

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