This week we’ll be eating:
I’m especially keen for the Spicy Beans, any recipe from The Pioneer Woman is going to be hearty and delicious. I couldn’t find pinto beans so I’ll be using black-eyed beans instead. I missed the menu for this week because the Boyfriend and I were galavanting around the coast visiting his parents. By galavanting of course I mean I didn’t leave the house and watched The Real Housewives of Atlanta for two days straight. We both got the Monday off which turned it into a luxurious three day weekend and considering I haven’t even had a two day weekend for a while it was even more welcome.
I don’t have a good segue for getting into this smoothie, it’s just delicious, refreshing and tastes like a holiday. Coconut extract is an easy way to get flavour in there but you could use coconut milk instead of water if you prefer. Adjust the amount of liquid to make the consistency thicker or thinner, I go for a thinner smoothie because I chug it quickly before leaving for work
2 cups chopped mango, frozen
1 banana, peeled and frozen
1 cup chopped pineapple
1 orange, peeled and de-seeded
1/2 – 1 tsp coconut extract
1/4 cup oats
Place all of the ingredients with a blender, fill with water half-way up the fruit and puree until smooth.
Taste add more coconut extract if desired, mix briefly if adding anything.