If one could guess, the color pink inspired me to do something cute, pretty and sweet. This 1970's dress is as pink as the beautiful blooms in nature, and as pink as a strawberry smoothie. But instead of just any regular smoothie, I decided to take it up a notch by adding a tropical twist to the flavoring.
The beauty of the wildflowers that bloom in Seattle inspire the soul to be as free as a bird. Freedom is something that everyone has a different idea of definition of, but I see freedom as being healthy, vibrant and alive.
My father always said, "There is nothing more important than your health. Without your health, you don't have anything."
"Always look on the pink side of life."
Being healthy is seen differently by so many people, but in reality the higher consumption of Whole Foods often equates to better health and a more robust immune system. One easy way to consume fruit during the summer months is through a smoothie.
Since the fruit is broken down, it is easier for the digestion tract to breakdown and absorb the nutrients. Anytime a food is broken down from its whole state, it will lose some nutrients. But for those who need gut healing (or just give your stomach a break) smoothies can be a part of that healing process.
This smoothie contains pineapple (and optional mango) which is known to aide in stomach digestion. Many tropical fruits, like papaya, are like nature's TUMS.
In this process, let the energy, vibration and healing qualities of the color pink to inspire you with a bit of a tropical twist.
This vintage 1970's dress and other vintage items are available on my Etsy shop, The Elizabethan Closet.
Tropical Strawberry Smoothie
1 heaping cup strawberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple (or frozen)
optional: 1 mango
1/2-3/4 cup coconut milk from the can
2 tbsp vanilla protein powder (dairy free)
Wash and cut the fruit, or remove the fruit from the peel. Add all ingredients to the blender, starting with 1/2 cup of coconut milk. Blend until smooth, and if still chunky, add the additional 1/4 cup of coconut milk.
Let's Connect! Enjoy some of my other smoothie recipes posted below!
Summer is the season of red white and blue. I have this 1950's cookbook that was made in Seattle named, Table Talk. Inside are hundreds of recipes that are easy to follow and make dairy-free. In fact, many recipes were naturally dairy-free.
I found this retro 1960/70's dress last year and have been waiting for the perfect time to recreate something from the past and make it something new. Inspired by the red and blue, it only seemed symbolic to reach for the stars this Fourth of July season.
The original recipe had only 4 ingredients: pie dough, strawberries, corn starch and sugar. Since the inspiration from this dress is as blue as the ocean, I decided to mix blueberries and strawberries together.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com