Well, good morning, sunshine! Did everyone have a fantastic weekend? It was so weird to be hanging out on Sunday with no football! Charlotte is crazy excited about our Cats being in San Francisco for the Super Bowl next weekend! I think they’re actually already there.
Can y’all believe its February already? Where in did the time go? Now we’re gearing up for the big game AND Valentine’s Day! I say, thank goodness, because that means that spring is right around the corner. Woot! Although February is usually when we experience our worst winter weather. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing into March with our trees and power lines intact.
So we had a pretty awesome football-free Sunday and a pretty fun event-filled Saturday. Saturday morning Chris picked up his dad and took him to lunch. Jennifer and I went to a really fun cooking class – more will be coming on that later. Then I met up with Lisa and the gang for some
day drinking manicures and pedicures. Seriously, it’s a total event when we do this and we have to call ahead to let them know we’re coming. This time Chris and his dad came along too and had a blast! (As a side note – if you live in the Charlotte area totally go check out Kevin and Anna at Apple Nail Spa – tell them Beer Girl and Lisa sent you! This is not a sponsored post. We just love them!)
Since we had such a fun and relaxing weekend, I’m not really in the mood to go back to work or deal with anything complicated. So we’re just going to roll into this Monday with something so dang easy it won’t hurt my head. Smoothies 2 ways. I always say that options are good.
For some reason I apparently thought that there was going to be a shortage of coconut milk and found it necessary to fill my pantry with no less that 42.789 cans. So that’s the direction we’ve been going the last couple of weeks with some smoothies. I never actually thought to use coconut milk in smoothies until there was a ridiculous amount on my shelves.
I made some at night, put them in mason jars, then had a grab and go breakfast smoothie to take to work. I just took off the lid, stuck in a purloined Starbucks straw, and went to town. Don’t judge me. If I pay 5 bucks for a coffee, I should have a lifetime supply of free straws available to me.
So next time you find yourself with an end of the world supply of coconut milk, bust out that blender and make yourself a smoothie – or two.
P.S. Come back tomorrow for a special post because I’ve got some really cool buddies and we are giving away a $1000 Amazon gift card!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I have no idea how it is february already – where is this year going?
Haha, I am the same with tinned tomatoes. I opened my cupboard yesterday and thought “why do I have 20 cans in there?”
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Sounds like my kind of weekend Rachelle! So fun! These smoothies look perfect to cure the Monday morning blues! YUM!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I love this smoothie and I’m totally with you on the coconut milk thing. I seem to always buy a few cans when I’m at the grocery store thinking I don’t have any, but then I get home and I’m like “oh yeah I have a shelf full!” I’ll definitely be trying both of these versions! Cute pedicure picture 🙂 I need a pedicure…
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend, Rachelle! The weather was GORGEOUS over the weekend, and it looks like February is going to be a smooth sailing type of month… but still keep those fingers crossed! I love smoothies as much as the next gal and yours look delish! I haven’t tried coconut milk in mine yet, but that needs to change! I have a few cans in my pantry too and would have NEVER thought to add them to the smoothie game! Thanks for using your brain for me… mine seems to be on the fritz recently! Cheers doll – and #KeepPounding. 😉 lol
I do love your straws! They’re almost perfectly Panther blue!
Have fun prepping for the Super Bowl and getting all cute with it. The smoothies are also phenomenal!
Vineetha @ Mint and Mimosas
I can’t believe we are done with one entire month of 2016. It’s nuts! These cocontut milk smoothies sound delicious. Coconut milk is soo good, it just adds this extra creaminess to smoothies. Love this recipe!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I’ve never tried coconut milk before! It sounds delicious in this smoothie, Rachelle! What a perfect breakfast or snack!
Manali @ CookWithManali
Wohoo for us being closer to spring! 😀 These smoothie look like the perfect way to start the day!
Yes to manicures and pedicures with girlfriends! I could totally handle sipping on both of these babies before and after my workout which pretty much consists of trying to get my 10,000 steps in- so I’ll just sip away all day!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
It sounds like you had a great weekend. The meeting up with the girls for some day drinking…I mean manicure and pedicure sounds like fun! II love coconut milk, so even if there are already a couple in the pantry, I’m still going to get more so I can plenty on hand to make these yummy shakes!
David @ Spiced
Hahaha…I love your lifetime supply of coconut milk! We sometimes end up in that predicament. Not so much because of necessity, but because (1) there was a good sale on something and (2) I forget I already had a pantry full of said item. But that’s when the fun and creative process takes over…and we end up with things like these amazing smoothies! Now I want a smoothie. Like right now. No more waiting. With a Starbucks straw.
I almost freaked out when you said there might be a coconut milk shortage. Pheww you just thought so. I was about to run to the store and clean them out lol. Love this smoothie!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Oh my gawd! Shut up already about your dumb Panthers! I can’t wait until the Super Bowl is over so you won’t talk about it anymore…hopefully. Dude, you seriously do more stuff in one weekend than I think about doing all week. Love this recipe thou and I hear you about stocking up on coconut milk. I do it too because I have this irrational fear of running out and not being able to make my Thai curry when I want to. Food makes us do crazzzzzy things. I’ll have to sacrifice one of my cans to make these yummy smoothies 🙂