Rise And Shine.

Sunrise Smoothie for those mornings that require a little extra motivation via @hotpolkadotSunrise Smoothie for those mornings that require a little extra motivation via @hotpolkadot

I’m not a morning person. Not in the least. 7am and I go together like oil and water, fire and ice, toothpaste and ice cream, the Wicked Witch of the West and a bucket of water…

…you get the idea.

Some people need a bit of motivation to wake before the sun. Most turn to a hot cup of coffee to put some pep in their step. Others slip into their runners and hop on the treadmill or onto the pavement to get their blood and brains moving. I haven’t really warmed to coffee that isn’t bathed in sugar and doused with vanilla or chocolate and it’s best I don’t consume all that on a daily basis. As for running, I’m not altogether sure where my running shoes are and, if given the opportunity, I’d trip you in a zombie apocalypse because I quite literally can’t run to save my life.

So, given that I’ve started getting up earlier than I’m used to the last few weeks, I need an alternate source of motivation. When you’re half asleep, you’re sporting a pillow-creased face and your slippers are on the wrong feet, I find that smoothies are a quick and easy thing to make. They don’t take much thought, which is good because I’m pretty sure my grey matter is solar-powered.

So there you have it: Sunrise Smoothie. It’s packed with creamy banana, tart strawberries, sweet pineapple and bright orange, all good vitamins and cheerful fruit to jump start your thinking thingy.

Pineapple beauty shot via @hotpolkadotPineapple beauty shot via @hotpolkadot

Sunrise Smoothie

Makes 1 large or 2 small smoothies

Source: My imagination

1/4 cup banana, sliced and frozen
1/4 cup strawberries, hulled, sliced and frozen
1/4 cup pineapple sliced and frozen
2 tbsp frozen unsweetened orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix it until it’s smooth. Super easy! Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Rise And Shine.

  1. Mom

    Yummy recipe! Finally kicked my butt into the gym hoping to wear off that nagging few pounds that just won’t go away. Of course it doesn’t help my diet discipline is zero. BUT… smoothies are not only the perfect after workout boost, easy to make, they’re GOOD for me. Now to go buy a smoothie machine.

    1. Lindsey

      Thanks Jennie! I’m so bad at counting calories. I’d estimate somewhere around 200-300 possibly depending on the sort of milk and yogurt you decide to use.


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