So today while I’m sharing this mango smoothie bowl recipe, I am snoozing away in my hammock between two palm trees at the beach. Okay, so maybe I am just dreaming of being at the beach, but either way, I would be happy anywhere if I’m enjoying this banana smoothie bowl. 🙂 What I love about this tropical smoothie bowl is you feel like you are on vacation at the first sip! I’ll show you how to make a smoothie bowl, and you just need to decide where your own vacation destination will be, okay?
This smoothie bowl packed with bright summery flavors like mango, banana, cantaloupe, lime, and coconut milk! I topped mine with sliced bananas, fresh apricots, coconut chips, and BEE POLLEN <— LOVE!
Bee pollen is one of nature’s great superfoods, and I’ve been enjoying the sweet and earthy flavor for years. It also adds a nice crunch to the bowl, in addition to all of the health benefits. You can really use any toppings you like, but these four are my current staples.
What Is A Smoothie Bowl?
A smoothie bowl is just like it sounds, a smoothie that is in a bowl. It’s thicker than a conventional smoothie that you drink, so you will want to eat it with a spoon.
Plus, you top the breakfast smoothie bowl with fresh fruits and toppings, so that’s another reason to eat it with a spoon. You can use frozen fruit to make it super thick or water them down a bit if you prefer. However you eat it, fruit smoothie bowls are amazing for a healthy breakfast.
How To Make A Smoothie Bowl
I know I share a lot of EASY recipes with you and this mango smoothie bowl is the same! Have a peek at how simple it is to make this healthy smoothie bowl.
- Blend ingredients until smooth. Add mango, cantaloupe, banana, full-fat coconut milk, and lime juice in the blender and give it a whir.
- Pour smoothie into bowls. Top with fruits, bee pollen, and coconut. Then dig in!
Are Smoothie Bowls Healthy?
This smoothie bowl recipe is very healthy! Many DIY smoothie bowls aren’t healthy if they are loaded with refined sugar and other ingredients that are packed with preservatives. If you go to a restaurant and order their best smoothie bowl, odds are it is filled with TONS of added sugars. That’s why it tastes so good to many people.
If you want your banana smoothie bowl to be healthy, stick to making it at home yourself. It’s easy, quick, and you can decide what and how much you put in it. Take a look at some of the nutrients you get from this tropical smoothie bowl:
- Mango – Vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, iron, calcium, folate, and antioxidants are packed into these super fruits. Eat up!
- Cantaloupe – This low-calorie fruit has so many terrific nutrients. Vitamin C, potassium, beta-carotene, and fiber, just to name a few.
- Bananas – Not only do bananas taste great, but they also have fiber, potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, and vitamin B6.
- Coconut Milk – This milky drink makes your smoothie creamy and gives you a boost of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamin C.
What Other Fruit Can Be Used In A Smoothie Bowl?
There are lots of different smoothie bowl toppings and mix-ins you can try if you want. Here are some ideas to make your banana smoothie bowl even more fun.
- Strawberries – Everything tastes better with a few berries, right? 😉
- Kiwi – I love the color of the bright green kiwi with this tropical smoothie bowl.
- Pineapple – Mangos go beautifully with fresh pineapple. Just add it as a topping and devour it.
- Peaches – Adding some peaches is especially delicious when they are in season. Sweet and juicy!
- Almonds – Top the mango smoothie bowl with a few sliced almond pieces. Crunchy and flavorful.
Can You Freeze A Smoothie Bowl?
Yes, you can freeze a smoothie bowl. You should just put the smoothie in an airtight container with a lid. It’s even better if you freeze it in a container that you can later eat it out of too! If you intend on doing that, leave some space at the top, so you add all your favorite toppings.
Defrost by placing in the fridge overnight or for a few hours. It will have more of an ice cream texture if you eat it frozen, so you can always try that too. Or let it thaw for 15 minutes or so, until it’s softened a bit, and then blend before serving.
More Delicious Paleo Breakfast Ideas
Don’t skip breakfast! Try some of these paleo breakfast ideas soon:
- Healthy Strawberry Banana Smoothie – Great for when you are on the go!
- Mango Coconut Chia Pudding – When you need a healthy breakfast or snack in a hurry, try this.
- Homemade Banana Chocolate Protein Shake – Yum…chocolate!
Tropical Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl Recipe
How to make a smoothie bowl in 5 minutes! This tropical mango smoothie bowl recipe is delicious, plus it's SO EASY to make a homemade banana smoothie bowl.
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- 1 cup Mango (frozen, diced)
- 1/2 cup Cantaloupe (frozen, diced)
- 1 medium Banana (frozen, diced)
- 1/4 cup Full-fat coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice
- 1 medium Banana (sliced)
- 1 medium Apricot (sliced)
- 4 tablespoons Unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons Bee pollen (optional)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Place all of the ingredients for the smoothie in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Add in a bit of warm water to thin it out if needed.
Divide between two bowls and top with toppings.
Serving Size: 1/2 entire recipe
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.