Minions Family Movie Night (and Easy Smoothie Recipe!) #MinionsMovieNight

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I'm a huge fan of the Despicable Me franchise, from Illumination Entertainment, and I was excited when Minions, its newest film, came to theaters. It's now out on Blu-ray and DVD, and my family and I had a movie night to watch Minions, complete with a yummy movie-related snack.

I checked out the Minions website first, to see what stores nearby had the film, and there were a few stores in my area that had it. The movie was released on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack on 12/8, so I headed out after work that day to buy the Blu-ray.

One of the minions in the film wears a grass skirt and a coconut bra, and I thought it would be fun to do a tropical-themed Minions night. My mom and I like to make smoothies together, so I headed to my parents' house for the movie night (I need to buy a blender at some point, still ...) and to make the recipe. I bought some coconut cups a few days prior for the occasion, too.

Whenever I stay at my parents' house, usually during the holiday time, I have a smoothie for breakfast - so we decided to take that recipe and improve upon it by making it a bit more tropical.

We then settled in to watch Minions © 2015 Universal Studios (All rights reserved). We had seen the movie in the theater but it had been a while. What's fun about the Blu-ray is that you get three Minions mini movies which did not air in the theaters, so I definitely wanted to watch those first.

My dad and I really liked the first two mini movies, which had the minions in them; the third one didn't have any minions, for some reason, but was still funny.

Minions-inspired Tropical Smoothie

1.5 cups organic vanilla soy milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen cherries
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon flax seed

*Recipe feeds 3-4 people.

1. Combine ingredients in blender.
2. Blend for 4-5 minutes, depending - for us, it took longer to blend the cherries and pineapple since we added them into the blender last.
3. Serve chilled.

You can check out more delicious recipes inspired by the Minions movie release here.

What's your favorite movie night recipe to make? And have you seen the Minions movie yet?

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