Mango Coconut Tropical Shake

Last night, Chris and I went to his work event at the aquarium. It was windy and raining the whole night so we were wearing our rainy day clothes.

IMG_3540a

We were served catered Italian food for dinner and we dined next to the fishes.

Attending events at the aquarium is fun because we get to enjoy the exhibits at night and eat by them too.

IMG_3537a

After dinner, we enjoyed some mini baklava and chocolate desserts. Everyone enjoyed them, but I found the bottom half of the baklava to be too sweet. Filled with plenty of butter and sugar. I wonder if baklava recipe can be lightened up and still taste delicious?

IMG_3536aIMG_3539a

After the event, the rain had picked up and we could hear the crashing waves from the ocean.

The drive home was a little stressful because of the rain and wind, there were branches on the road so we kept changing lanes.

I had weird dreams all night, probably caused from the anxiety I was feeling last night 😦 Or maybe because there was a full moon last night?

I slept in this morning thinking it was still raining, but alas, the skies cleared and I was able to fit a quick run around the neighborhood.

After 35 minutes and 3.5 miles, I was back home and made myself a protein shake.

Mango Coconut Tropical Protein Shake

IMG_3616-1IMG_3618IMG_3612

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (30 grams)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice & 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut extract

My sister had a taste of my delicious glass of tropical bliss and requested one too.

Since she didn’t want any protein powder, I added a very ripe avocado instead and a dash of stevia for sweetener.

IMG_3624a

Her version was good too but my cup that included protein powder is definitely more creamy.

IMG_3623a

I really liked the mango + coconut mix. I have a feeling this combination will make into my oatmeal soon. 

Lunch came around and I made chicken feta wrap.

IMG_3552a 

The wrap included whole wheat tortilla, roasted chicken, fat free feta cheese and Trader Joe’s original hummus and mustard.

 IMG_3554a

On the side, a bowl of sautéed peas and bok choy.

IMG_3556a

I have lemon + dates oatmeal bars baking in the oven right now. This batch of snack bars is for the fiance, he loves lemon flavored treats like I love coconut.

Have a fun and relaxing weekend!

Advertisements

Comments

  1. J & I both LOVE aquariums….so this event sounds spectacular! I think it should be your next baking project to coming up with a lightened up version of baklava :). The smoothies sound so tasty- tropical!

    • What’s your favorite aquarium? We love the Monterey Aquarium at Monterey Bay in Northern California. We have spent days exploring that place.

      I don’t have gentle hands so from my experience in the past, me and phyllo dough don’t get along, lol! I think I might give it a go with phyllo dough again soon.

  2. Hope you have a great weekend too!!!!
    That smoothie looks amazing! I’ve never had mango+coconut, but it sounds like a yummy combo!!! =D

  3. U guys are so sweet !

    Looks like a yummy night! Baklava is sooooooooo sweet, I had it before but I dont love it, would be cool to make it lighter ; )

    Im sorry you had a bad night sleep : ( Im glad you woke up to feel better and that smoothie looks amazing!

    Have a great night love! Im sure your fiance will be loving the bars your baking for him! xoxo ❤

  4. I love mango in smoothies! I need to get some to make this 🙂

  5. I don’t generally like lemon flavored treats, but I DO love coconut!!! 🙂 I also love mango and I’m thinking the combo would be delightful!

  6. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Hey Lea,

    That combo with mango and coconut is an awesome mix works very well.

    Sorry about your nightmares or bad thoughts I was wired the whole night and didn’t get much sleep.

  7. Wow that chicken feta wrap looks really delicious!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Mango Coconut Tropical Shake « Healthy Coconut […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: