Mango Smoothie Bowl on a Hot Morning

Mango Smoothie Bowl on a Hot Morning

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I used to love looking at pictures of smoothie bowls, but just never got around to making them. I don't know why it took me so long to get with the trend, but once I did, I was hooked. They're so satisfying, easy to make, and lots of fun to top. They're also great for summer mornings.

 

My son has started enjoying putting them together with me. He likes to come up with the toppings and loves decorating them. Like I said before, it's such a great idea to get your kids involved with preparing food. Since our son has started getting more involved with the process, he's slowly but surely broadening his horizons and becoming more brave with trying foods. Today he actually tried an orange. That's right, the kid had never been willing to try an orange! 

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This morning was a two... or three cups of coffee and an easy breakfast kinda morning. The baby is going through a growth spurt and eating like crazy all through the day and night, so it takes me a long while to get moving and motivated in the mornings. We were up early, but the weather hadn't gotten too hot yet, so it was a perfect morning for us to enjoy breakfast on our back patio. My daughter loves the fresh air and sun. She kicks her little legs like crazy while cooing and laughing and she stretches towards the sunlight like a little sunflower. My son got to get in some play time before retreating to the air conditioning. He loves playing ball with our dog, and it is always great when he can do that outside instead of in our living room! :) 

 


Mango Smoothie Bowl on a Hot Morning

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups milk of your choice (I use real almond milk)
  • 1 heaping cup frozen mangos
  • 1 cup frozen cauliflower 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or more depending on how sweet you'd like it
  • optional toppings: coconut whipped cream, figs, berries, acas powder, coconut flakes, mix of seeds and nuts, berries, oranges...

Method:

  • Always add liquids to the blender first. It helps get the blades working.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend.
  • Add toppings.
  • enjoy!
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