A Smoothie Bowl is a healthy and fun way to kick start your mornings! It's basically like eating ice cream for breakfast but way healthier.
This smoothie bowl in particular is one of the first ones I ever made. All I had ever eaten was Acai Bowls and I really just wanted something different! I wasn't really sure what I wanted to make until I went to the store and saw all the mango's and pineapple's that had just been set out.
Are smoothie bowls healthy?
They can be. It depends on what's put in them but they can be a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats! But they can sometimes be very high in sugar. To help you out, I have included nutrition information for this smoothie bowl at the bottom of the recipe card.
How to make a smoothie bowl
This really comes down to preference. Everything depends on the fruits you use but for this particular one all you need is some frozen banana slices, frozen mango chunks, and frozen pineapple chunks! A word of caution though, do not use fresh pineapple for this smoothie bowl. Pineapple has an enzyme called bromelain which causes the fruit to become bitter once combined with milk. I personally use (and love) Dole frozen pineapple chunks found in the freezer isle of most grocery stores.
The key to getting a smooth smoothie bowl is keeping the chunks of frozen fruit pushed down. This will be tedious but scraping the sides when needed ensures a perfect smoothie bowl. After that, just spoon it into a bowl and add whatever toppings your heart desires! I love this bowl with chia seeds and unsweetened coconut but don't let that stop you from adding more toppings like fresh fruits or even nuts!
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- ½ of a frozen banana, sliced
- ½ cup frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 Tablespoons sweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
- Combine banana, mango, pineapple, and milk into a blender or a food processor.
- Turn on low speed and scrape down sides as needed.
- Increase speed to high and blend until smooth (about 2 minutes).
- Spoon into a bowl and serve with chia seeds and coconut flakes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 5gSugar: 23gProtein: 7g