When I stand between my older brother and younger sister (being that I’m the middle child and all) it’s obvious that there is some resemblance. But most people only notice this when they are standing a few feet from us, head tilted, squinting, mouth just slightly open and then it’s “oh yeah. you guys are related.” You see, my brother and sister are tall, lean, have amazing jawlines and long slim torsos withouteventrying! And me? Well let’s just say I’m kind of like the mango of the family and no not because of the mango’s roundness (although that could work too).
It’s because mangos are part of the Anacardiaceae plant family… Anacar-what!? I can’t pronounce the name either. But basically that means mangos are related to cashews and pistachios. I know right!? Your reaction is probably the same as most people when they find out that I’m related to my model-like bro and sis. But, it’s true.
Mangos carry an impressive dose of Vitamin C and Vitamin A for a healthy immune system and glowing skin. Blending frozen pineapple, banana, coconut water and topping it with mango slices creates a near perfect tropical dream even if mangos are not the tall, slim models of the family.
So while I remind myself to keep my middle child syndrome in check I hope you make this smoothie bowl, top it off with extra mango and then share it with your siblings.
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1.5 frozen banana
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- coconut flakes
- chia seeds (optional)
- Place 2 cups frozen pineapple, 1.5 frozen banana and 1 cup coconut water in a high speed blender and blend.
- Add more frozen fruit to thicken mixture if needed and blend again.
- Mixture should be thicker than a smoothie. Serve in bowls and top with mango and coconut flakes. Sprinkle chia seeds on top and enjoy!
Are you the older, middle or younger child? Or the only child!? I love knowing this kinda’ stuff! Let me know what you enjoyed most about this smoothie bowl, the sweetness of pineapple, banana or mango?