BRIAN WILSON BOWL
Musical genius Brian Wilson famously installed an eight-ton sandbox in the dining room of his Hollywood Hills home, placing his grand piano in the middle so he could feel the sand on his feet- inspiration for songwriting. If you need inspiration, if you feel like a Beach Boy, if you hunger for the tropics, or if you're just plain hungry… pull up a chair, put your feet the sand, and spoon feed your lovely self an ice cold smoothie out of a genuine pineapple cut in half.
Pineapple core is an extremely nutritious part of the fruit, but we don't typically eat it since that would be like chewing an old pair of leather shoes. With a smoothie bowl, you can slurp down every bit of that tough core and it's nutrients since it's been pulverized into smoothie delight in the blender. A great anti-inflamatory, the protein enzyme Bromelain naturally occurs in the stem, peel, flesh, and core, with studies showing the content in the core be the highest.
Cut a ripe pineapple in half and use a pairing knife to cut a circle into each half to create your two bowls. Use your knife to score the pineapple within each circle then scoop out the fruit with a spoon and into your blender. Add the following ingredients to the blender:
Pineapple and core from two halves scooped out
2 frozen bananas
1 cup frozen mango
2 Tbsp dried goji berries
4 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
enough coconut water to blend (you can always add water as needed, but you cannot remove it! Go easy at first adding a little water at a time so you can achieve a nice thick consistency)
Blend in your blender until you’ve achieved a thick smoothie consistency. Pour into your pineapple bowls then add toppings of your choice.
1/2 tsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tsp chopped raw cashews
The color of a pineapple does not indicate ripeness. You'll know if a pineapple is ripe by pulling up on one of the leaves- if the leaf easily pulls out of the fruit then the pineapple is ripe.