Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tropical Berry Coconut Chia Smoothie & A Family Mountain Weekend

If you need a quick breakfast that will last a long time this one is filling and yummy. I had some fresh fruit that needed to be used (Mangoes, Strawberries, and Pineapples) and had recently cracked open a Coconut and was looking for a way to use it up. I decided the quickest way to use everything was a smoothie. It was fast, really yummy, and filling.

1 Cup each of Pineapple Chunks,
Mangoes, and Strawberries
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
½ Cup Coconut meat w/Coconut water
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
Place all ingredients into a blender (magic bullet) and blend till smooth. Serves 2.
We enjoyed a good weekend at the family cabin in mountains with Lin's family.
lots of four wheelin' - always a favorite! :)
cousin time
Serena reading to her younger cousins
and somehow there's always a bit of work to do,
fitting rubber mats into the Gaga pit

Love the scenery!
shooting clay pigeons
Father and Son :) 2 special men!

and our wonderful parents
We love you Mom and Dad!
We feel blessed to have had this special weekend together as a family! Dad was well enough to go along and also to enjoy our time there. He is still able to manage his pain but gets tired quickly. We feel overwhelmed at times but know that God is Ever Faithful and He will walk this journey by our side. Thank you to those of you who have been praying for our family and for those of you who are always there with an encouraging word! We appreciate and love you!


  1. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time - powered up by a great smoothie for breakfast! I used to use chai seeds all the time but I seem to have forgotten all about them - thanks for a great reminder - the smoothies look delicious!
    Mary x

  2. Yummy smoothie and beautiful photos, so glad your dad was able to be with you!

  3. I'm so glad he felt well enough to go along! Looks like lots of fun to me! Beautiful views and lots of laughs...