Make it into a drink to take on the go, or eat it in a bowl!
I usually make my smoothies with frozen berries, but when I get sick of picking seeds out of my teeth I make this smoothie bowl. It’s made with pineapple, mango and sneaky frozen cauliflower. Making a smoothie every morning is a really easy way for me to get a lot of fruits and vegetables. A study was done on fruit and vegetable consumption. Participants were compared based on including frozen fruits and vegetables in their diet or not including them. In the paper, “Total Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Increases Among Consumers of Frozen Fruit and Vegetables” authors Maureen Storey and Patricia Anderson found that people, in all age groups, who consumed frozen fruits and vegetables consumed significantly higher fruits and vegetables total than those people who weren’t eating frozen fruits and vegetables at all (117). They highlight why eating enough fruits and vegetables is important, “most dietary guidance encourages greater fruit and vegetable consumption to improve health, including maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing risk for certain chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer” (Storey and Anderson 119). This smoothie is a great way to start adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily routine!
Makes 1 smoothie or 1 smoothie bowl
½ cup frozen pineapple
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen cauliflower
⅓ cup yogurt
½ cup coconut milk, less for thicker more for thinner
1. Place everything in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Pour into a cup or a bowl, top and enjoy.
Storey, Maureen, and Patricia Anderson. “Total Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Increases among Consumers of Frozen Fruit and Vegetables.” Nutrition, vol. 46, 2018, pp. 115–121.