Banana, Pineapple and Almond Milk Smoothie (Plus a New Baby Update)
This smoothie was no small feat. And by that I don’t mean that it was hard to make, it actually took less than 5 minutes. What was hard was getting away from the baby for more than a minute.
These past few weeks (2.5) have been some of the most wonderful, yet hardest of my life.
People always say “having a baby is hard work” but I guess I just didn’t comprehend exactly how much work it would be. I was still thinking I was going to have my summer “off.”
Like a vacation with my new baby.
I knew I would be changing diapers and he would cry a lot and there would be challenges, but sleep deprivation put a whole new spin on everything.
I hadn’t sleep for almost three whole days when we brought Austin home from the hospital. That was really terrible. There have been no trips out of the house with just mom and baby. I’ve been too tired/nervous to do anything other than lounge and nap with Austin until Nick gets home from work.
I look like hell and we have done nothing.
But the good news is that I’m slowly learning how to function without sleep. I’m also learning that I shouldn’t beat myself up for moving at a slower pace with my new baby because we will get there in time.
This morning I actually got him in the Baby Bjorn all by myself and we went for a walk with Nick before he went to work. It was a short walk but it was better than nothing.
And yesterday, I was able to get down to the kitchen and make and photograph this smoothie. There is no rum in it … but maybe there should be. (Isn’t he beautiful?)
Banana, Pineapple and Almond Milk Smoothie (Makes 2, adapted from Paula Deens Pina Colada Smoothie)
2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup plain or vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup ice cubes
pineapple wedges, for garnish
1. In a blender, combine the pineapple chunks, almond milk, banana, and ice. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 large glasses. Garnish each serving with a pineapple wedge.