May 1. I think. One moment it’s sunny and dry. The next it’s raining and cold. Hard to know what to wear when you head outside. It’s also hard to know what to eat, if you follow treating to eat with the seasonal cues. The last recipe I shared was a warming soup. Today wasn’t warm out, but after the rain cleared for a bit and the sun came out, I felt like having something cool and refreshing. Thus, my smoothie bowl recipe.
Smoothie bowl recipes are all over the internet. But I find some of them too complicated, too many ingredients and things I need to slice. Now, I normally recommend local, seasonally available foods. But, that’s what to emphasize, not hard core. Every now and then you might want something tropical. Like mango.
Mango is rich in antioxidants, fibre, vitamin C, carotenes, vitamin A, potassium, and more.
What I love about smoothies and smoothie bowls is that you really don’t need a recipe (even though I’m going to give you one). Modify it to contain what you want. Smoothie bowls are basically super thick smoothies.
- 2 large mangoes
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tray ice cubes
- Peel and cut up the mango small enough to put in your blender (I have a Vitamix, so I don't need to chop very much)
- Add coconut water, protein powder, and ice cubes to blender
- Blend until smooth. If too thin, add more ice. If too thick, add more water or coconut water.
- If you're using frozen mango, you may not need as much ice.
- Optional to add coconut flakes on top. Or, if you want, sliced fruit.
- Note that this makes a lot. For me it's 4-5 servings because I treat this as a treat, not a meal.