So one of my treat meals is the Indian food at Whole Foods. Last time I was there, I grabbed a drink to enhance my treat meal and it happened to be a Pineapple, Coconut, Nutmeg soda. I also happen to love all three of those flavors. The drink was fabulous tasting. Later I started thinking that those flavors would make a great smoothie. I've been trying to find ways to make my smoothies a full meal instead of a few hundred calories that leave me famished. I work out in the mornings and I am just starved all day (which is why I eat six meals). So, I added oats, a serving of protein powder and a banana and a half to give it all some substance. And it worked. I was full for about three hours, which for me is awesome. You could use this recipe for a meal or consider it two servings and save the rest for later. A trick I learned from Rachel Ray (I've spent many a Sunday morning watching Rachel Ray shows with my grandmother), is to use whole nutmeg and grate it yourself. You can not believe the difference. I would highly recommend it. And of course, Rachel Ray used her nutmeg every time she cooked greens (which is also very good)! I hope you like the smoothie! My summers are just not complete without a smoothie on the menu.
3/4c non dairy milk, unsweetened or coconut water
1/3c regular oats
1 serving vanilla or plain protein powder
1/8t coconut extract or 1/2t coconut butter
1/8t fresh nutmeg (we ground ours right into the smoothie)
1c pineapple, fresh or frozen
1 1/2 frozen bananas
Place all ingredients except for fruit and blend until well mixed. Last, add in fruit and blend until smooth. Enjoy!