We are almost done with January – how is everyone doing on their New Years resolutions? This year I am trying to focus on being present. Present with my kids, my husband, present while I’m eating. These days it is so easy to be distracted ALL THE TIME. Technology has made life so much easier, yet so much harder. I was laughing with my husband last night at the fact that I’m too lazy to put a DVD into the player, I just want to push a button on my remote. Yet not so long ago I used to drive down to the video store and pick out a movie before I watched it.
A Resolve To Be Present
This year included in my resolution to be present, I resolved to cook dinner more often. My husband works long hours and it has been so easy to feed my kids frozen chicken nuggets or swing thru a drive thru a few times a week rather than fix a nice dinner. I reserved that for when my husband was going to be home.
When I sat down and thought about how I wanted to better my life, being consistent with make dinner was at the front of my mind. It doesn’t take much more time, and it is so much healthier and creates a better routine for my family. Sitting around the dinner table was a constant for me growing up, and a time I really reflect fondly on. As I’ve adopted this resolution I’ve found that I’m sitting down more for all meals! Rather than eating on the run I’m enjoying breakfasts and lunches with my kids as well.
Last fall we were introduced to Dole Sunshine when we joined them at their headquarters to do a Facebook live. I truly felt that their product and their culture promoted that feeling of homemade, simple, and special. I’ve been a long time fan of their products – have you tried their frozen dark chocolate covered banana slices?! They are my fav, and have been the perfect solution to skipping dessert. And my kids gobble up their fruit bowls. I love that it is a snack I don’t feel guilty giving them.
Pina Colada Smoothie Bowls
Today I’m partnering with Dole and sharing a delicious addition to your breakfast routine. You can blend this up in minutes and have a fresh and nourishing breakfast bowl at the table rather than cold cereal. My 4 year old gobbled this up in seconds. I used Dole canned pineapple tidbits along with frozen banana, coconut milk, and honey to create a tasty pina colada smoothie that puts those smoothie joints to shame. I topped it with tropical items like sliced banana, pineapple chunks, granola, coconut chips, and chia seed. My stomach is growling just typing about it!
Taste of the Tropics
Even though we are in the dead of winter, you can bring a taste of the tropics home with this smoothie bowl. I hope you’ll add this to your breakfast menu this week.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 20 oz can Dole Pineapple Tidbits in 100% Juice juice included
- 2 bananas sliced and frozen
- 1 tbsp honey
- sliced bananas
- pineapple chunks
- coconut chips
- chia seeds
In a high powdered blender add coconut milk, frozen banana, Dole Pineapple Tidbits, and honey.
Blend until smooth.
Distribute between 4 bowls. Add desired toppings.