Happy St. Paddy’s day everyone!!
What a beautiful day we are having here today! I don’t know about you, but these sunny, longer days keep me super excited for the hot weather that is on its way! To keep my ‘sunny’ feeling alive throughout my day I have been indulging in some tropical snacks
This has been my most favourite snack or treat right now:
Fresh organic pineapple, 1 banana, shredded coconut and a sprinkle of vanilla chia vega powder – Hello Hawaii!!
My tropical passion has also blessed my smoothies in the mornings. I have replaced the usual organic apple I use in my smoothies for fresh pineapple and 1 frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk (my fave!) and a heaping scoop of vega. Woohoo this is paradise first thing in the morning! Sometimes I even get a little crazier and add a tsp of fresh ginger to my smoothies.
On my quest for more ‘vacation feeling’ eats, I came across these wonderful looking tropical muffins on OhSheGlows.com – I have yet to bake these puppies up, but I will be greasing my muffin tins for these bad boys very soon!
Here is a tid bit of info on Pineapple – It is full of vitamins and minerals and is a wonderful source of Calcium, Potassium, fibre and Vitamin C. Pineapple is also know for its bone strengthening abilities. It is super rich in manganese, which is a trace mineral needed to build bone and connective tissue. Just 1 lovely cup of pineapple gives you 73% of your daily amount of manganese.
Although we all wish we could be eating fresh picked pineapple from the sunny sands of Maui today, for those of us who are not there just yet, good ol Whole Foods can provide your tropical cravings today!
Do you love pineapple? What is your favourite way to enjoy it? Do you add it baking?