I’ve been waking up earlier in the morning to make breakfast before work. Usually, I don’t have time for anything too fancy. But if I make a smoothie or smoothie bowl at night, I can slice up some fruit and decorate it in the morning.
This morning I decided to make a strawberry pineapple banana smoothie bowl with chia seeds. I added some coconut yogurt (because why not) and a splash of almond milk. For the toppings, I decided to go with what I had in my fridge. I sprinkled on some hemp seeds, put a couple pieces of sliced grapefruit and a scoop of granola. I also put some sliced bananas and blueberries on top to liven things up.
And now, I bring you horses.
It’s finally starting to feel like spring in D.C., and no one is more excited about that than me. We had a couple fake outs last month that I pretended were real. But this 75 degree weather is legit.
Today, some coworkers and I went on a picnic by the White House. I saw a man eating frozen yogurt and lamented my earlier choice not to get any. My one coworker suggested that I go take it from him, but I didn’t want to be tasered on the White House lawn.
During our picnic, two D.C. park officers came riding up on their horses. The super cute one above is named Doc. He had soulful brown eyes and a very gentle demeanor.
At the very end of the picnic, a third horse and park officer came riding up and then a crowd started gathering. “Ain’t no party like a horse party!” the third officer said.
Here’s a good smoothie-making, spring picnic, horse-greeting song.
Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie (from me)
1 cup frozen or fresh strawberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or more to thicken it up)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp chia seeds
1/2 banana, 1/2 tsp hemp seeds, 1/4 cup blueberries, grapefruit and 1/4 cup granola for topping
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Top with sliced banana, hemp seeds, granola, blueberries and slices of grapefruit.