Sunrise Smoothie

Imagine walking on the beach as the sun begins to rise in the morning, with the sound of waves rushing towards you and the sand hugging your feet with each step. As the sun peeps behind the clouds, you stop in awe to admire the beauty of colors created from the sun rays.

Now, a gentle nudge back to reality. Most of y'all reading this are probably behind a desk or your phone passing the time as you scroll through your news feed (if you happen to be at the beach, I encourage you to read this post at a later time and enjoy your time away from technology). For the rest of us, who aren't able to make it to the beach, I encourage you to try this smoothie out instead! Keep in mind they're not exactly the same, however; the combination of tropical flavors and vibrant color, reminds me of a beautiful sunrise-- which prompts me to think of the beach and the soothing waves rushing towards me as the breeze wisps away any worries.

While it may be difficult to find your way to the beach as often as you'd like, it's relatively easy to blend this smoothie together that will not only leave you feeling satisfied, but also clear your mind as it takes you to your happy place and energizes you for the day ahead.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1- 16 oz. smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup frozen banana chunks

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1/3 cup carrot juice

  • 1/3 cup oat milk

  • 1 T. walnuts

  • 1 T. shredded coconut, unsweetened

  • 1 t. raisins

  • 1/4 t. pumpkin pie spice

Optional Toppings:

  • walnuts

  • hemp seeds

  • shredded coconut

  • pineapple

  • raisins

Directions:

  1. Add all the frozen fruit, carrot juice, oat milk, walnuts, shredded coconut, raisins, and pumpkin pie spice to a blender.

  2. Blend together on lowest speed and then increase until everything is blended together.

  3. Pour the contents into your favorite smoothie cup.

  4. Add any toppings you wish, then enjoy as you watch (or, imagine) the sunrise from your balcony (backyard, hammock, beach, etc...;D).

Notes:

If the smoothie is too thick add more oat milk; if the smoothie is not thick enough add more frozen fruit.

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