banana · chocolate · pineapple · Shakeology

Chocolate Pina Colada with an Almond Twist

Ingredients

1 single serve packet of chocolate Shakeology®

1 medium sized banana
1 container Dole® pineapple tidbits
1 1/2 cups Silk Pure Almond Original® almond milk
Okay here comes the hard part – but it all in a blender and turn it on!  Pulse until you get desired consistency.  Please note that the banana makes this a pretty thick shake.  If you want it not so thick then add more of the almond milk or even some water OR you can take out the banana all together or half it.  Can’t really taste the pineapple so you might want to add two of the tidbit containers or skip it all together.  Not a bad mix though.  Decent amount of calories but they are good healthy ingredients!
Here are the nutrition facts
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Chardonnay · mango · oak · papaya · pineapple · under $20 · white wine

2010 Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay

Delicious bottle of wine.  I used to think that I was not a fan of white wines as they gave me headaches due to the sweetness but this one did no such thing.  The bottle claims pineapple, mango and papaya flavors which I could taste.  Aging the wine in the oak barrels adds a nice warm finish to the wine.  Definitely on my “A” list.  Looking for a gift or a good white wine to go with pizza or pasta you should consider this one. 

Retail $18
Purchased table side at Romano’s Macaroni Grill for $38.  Mental note – next time bring our own bottle!