Mango Smoothie Bowl
This Mango Smoothie Bowl is quick, easy to make and is a healthy, yummy alternative to a traditional breakfast! Rather than making a traditional smoothie in the morning, try a smoothie bowl with some yummy toppings!
What is a smoothie bowl?
If you’ve ever had a smoothie bowl before, then you are in for a treat my friend!
Smoothie bowls are basically exactly what they sound like: a smoothie, in a bowl. But there are a few key things that make a smoothie bowl different than a smoothie you’d drink from a glass.
For starters, smoothie bowls are generally MUCH thicker than a typical smoothie. (Think more like a thick fruit sorbet than a smoothie.) Smoothie bowls are also usually topped with a variety of fun toppings from fruit to granola to coconut…the possibilities are really endless!
I like to think of a smoothie bowl as a “dessert for breakfast” that is still totally healthy and packed with nutrients. Smoothie bowls aren’t just breakfast food either, they can be enjoyed as a snack or healthy dessert any time of day.
Why you’ll love this mango smoothie bowl
- Ready in 10 minutes: this smoothie bowl is easy to make and comes together in just 10 minutes using a blender or a food processor.
- Cheaper than store bought. like…MUCH cheaper. Smoothie bowls at cafes and restaurants can be up to $20! So making your own smoothie bowl at home is a cheaper alternative.
- Packed with mango flavour. If you love mango, this is the smoothie bowl for you.
Mango Smoothie Ingredients
- Frozen mango: make sure to use frozen mango that is good quality and flavourful. Sometimes pre-packaged frozen mango can be a bit bland. I like to make homemade frozen mangos.
- Frozen tropical fruit: this is optoinal, but just gives a little more dimension of flavour. I like to use a little banana and pineapple. You can also just use more mango here.
- Almond milk: you can use any type of plant based milk or some juice like orange, apple or pineapple juice.
- Almond butter: another optional ingredient, but adds creaminess and richness to the smoothie bowl.
How to make a Mango Smoothie Bowl
The secret to making a thick and creamy Mango Smoothie Bowl is to use frozen fruit and a strong blender or food processor. I like to use a Vitamix blender. Add all the smoothie bowl ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Use the temper (black long stick) to help push the frozen fruit into the blades of the blender.
Tip: if your blender has an “ice cream” or “frozen” mode on it, use that setting for a smoothie bowl.
Benefits of adding almond butter to a smoothie bowl
We all know that almond butter (and other nut butter) are filled with healthy fats and is good for you. But why add this ingredient to a smoothie bowl? There are a few reasons.
- Adding a source of fat to a smoothie bowl will help keep you more full and satiaed than just using fruit. (if you use only fruit, you can end up with a “sugar rush” followed by a “sugar crash.” Adding almond butter will prevent this from happening.
- It adds creaminess and richness to the smoothie bowl.
Smoothie bowl topping ideas
There are so many different ways you can top off your smoothie bowl. The possibilities are really endless and I encourage you to get creative with your smoothie toppings! Here are some of my favourites to get you started.
- Coconut flakes
- Puffed quinoa
- Hemp hearts
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- Cacao nibs
- Almond butter
- Maple syrup
Tips for a perfect Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Use good quality mango. The smoothie bowl will only taste as good as the fruit you use! If you use frozen mango that is bland, you’ll end up with a bland smoothie bowl.
- Use frozen fruit. This is the key to creating a smoothie bowl with an icecream-like texture. If you use fresh fruit, you will end up with a smoothie, not a smoothie bowl.
- Don’t add too much liquid. While it may be tempting to add more liquid to the blender to help everything blend together but if you add too much you can end up with a liquidy smoothie. Always start with a little liquid and slowly add a little more until you have the texture you want.
- Eat right away. Smoothie bowls are always best enjoyed right after you make them before they start melting. For the best texture, make sure to eat your bowl right away!
Can I make a smoothie bowl ahead of time?
Smoothie bowls are best enjoyed right away before they start to melt. If you wait too long to eat your smoothie bowl you’ll end up with a liquidy smoothie….in a bowl.
If you want to prepare your smoothie bowl a little ahead of time, you can prepare the mango smoothie bowl and then place the bowl in the freezer until you’re ready to eat. Just keep in mind that if you leave it in the freezer for too long, the smoothie bowl can harden.
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Enjoy an easy mango smoothie bowl made with 4 simple ingredients ready in 10 minutes!
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 cup frozen banana or pineapple (or both)
- 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
- 1/4–1/2 cup almond milk or juice (I like pineapple juice)
- Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender or food processor. If using a blender, use the tamper (the black stick that can be placed in the center of the blender) and push the frozen fruit into the blades to help it blend. Otherwise, you can pause the blender and scrape down the edges every few seconds. Start with 1/4 cup of almond milk and add more as needed.
- scoop into a bowl and add your toppings of choice.
Use good quality mango. The smoothie bowl will only taste as good as the fruit you use! If you use frozen mango that is bland, you’ll end up with a bland smoothie bowl.
Don’t add too much liquid. While it may be tempting to add more liquid to the blender to help everything blend together but if you add too much you can end up with a liquidy smoothie. Always start with a little liquid and slowly add a little more until you have the texture you want.
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 300
- Sugar: 41g
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 53g
- Fiber: 7g
- Protein: 6g
Keywords: Mango smoothie bowl, smoothie bowl with mango