Photo: Hugh Forte
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
I add turmeric here for all its fabulous health benefits and its color blends right in so the skeptics don’t turn up their nose. The discerning may get a hint of the flavor, but it’s very subtle and worth adding. If you are partial, you could add even more. You want the smoothie on the thicker side. A thick texture deems it more appropriate to eat from a bowl and spoon, almost like frozen yogurt with all its goodies on top.
2 cups frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 /2 cup coconut water
1 /2 cup orange juice
3 /4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon turmeric (optional)
1 to 2 tablespoons bee pollen (optional)
1 cup crisped rice cereal
3 /4 cup toasted coconut flakes
3 /4 cup toasted, chopped macadamia nuts
Blend the mango, pineapple, coconut water, coconut milk, and turmeric until very smooth. Distribute evenly between bowls. Cut the banana into thin slices. Garnish each bowl with portions of banana slices, bee pollen, crisp rice cereal, coconut flakes, and macadamia nuts.
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