Smoothies are definitely a breakfast favorite, and what's not to like? They're delicious, healthy, provide one or two servings of fruits and/or veggies, and are quick and easy to make. This tropical smoothie bowl is just like a traditional smoothie, except you eat it out of a bowl (obviously!) and it allows you to serve it up with fresh fruit along with some fun and delicious toppings like our homemade blueberry or cherry vanilla granola!
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❤️ Reasons to Love this Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- It's quick and easy.
- It helps you get a fruit serving in - in a most delicious way!
- It's very simple with just a few ingredients.
- It's naturally gluten-free.
- It's vegetarian.
- It's loaded with vitamins.
You will need the following equipment to make this recipe (affiliate links):
- Plain Greek yogurt (2 cups). Be sure to use plain unflavored Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is best for these parfaits because it's thicker than regular yogurt. It also has more protein and less sugar. (source) I like to choose one with no added sugar. Zoi and Fage are good brands.
- Frozen mango chunks (1 cup). Frozen fruit helps to thicken the smoothie bowl. Another benefit of frozen fruit is that it is frozen at the peak of ripeness and yields great flavor.
- Bananas peeled and sliced (3). Two bananas are blended into the smoothie and one is sliced and added to the top of the tropical smoothie bowl.
- Fresh mango, pitted, peeled and chopped (½). For wonderful tropical flavor and presentation. Mangoes are also very nutritious. (source)
- Chopped fresh pineapple (¾ cup). Nothing says tropical like fresh pineapple. If you choose to buy pre-chopped or sliced pineapple in the produce section of your grocery store, be sure to use it quickly because it won't last very long in your fridge. You can also use frozen pineapple chunks. You will need to thaw them first.
- Fresh strawberries (6). Sliced and added to the top of your smoothie bowl. If presentation matters to you, go for fresh strawberries. Thawed frozen strawberries will not look as nice.
- Granola, chopped nuts, or shaved coconut garnish (optional). A few topping suggestions or you can leave it bare to let the fruit shine as we did.
- Honey. To sweeten as desired to taste. If you are using fruit that is in season, you may not need this.
🥭 Nutrition Info
Nutrition info is for one serving. This recipe makes 4 medium smoothie bowls. Values are approximate. This information is provided as a courtesy, but accuracy is not guaranteed.
- Calories: 226kcal.
- Carbs: 40g.
- Protein: 13g.
- Fat: 3g.
- Saturated Fat: 2g.
- Cholesterol: 7mg.
- Sodium: 48mg.
- Potassium: 491mg.
- Fiber: 4g.
- Sugar: 28g.
- Vitamin A: 866IU.
- Vitamin C: 58mg
- Calcium: 151mg
- Iron: 1mg.
Fresh fruit, chopped or sliced nuts, granola, chocolate shavings, coconut shavings, seeds, or cacao nibs.
They have nutritional value because they provide one or two servings of fruits and/or vegetables. In addition, unlike a traditional smoothie which is consumed quickly, a smoothie bowl is designed to be eaten slowly, helping to avoid sugar spikes in the blood stream.
If your smoothie bowl is too thin, try adding more frozen fruit or a few ice cubes to thicken it. You can also try adding a bit more banana. It makes a great thickener!
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Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup frozen chopped mango
- 3 bananas peeled and sliced
- ½ fresh mango pitted, peeled and chopped
- ¾ cup chopped pineapple
- 6 fresh strawberries sliced
- granola, chopped nuts, or shaved coconut garnish (optional)
- honey to sweeten as desired to taste
- Combine yogurt, frozen mango, two of the bananas, and honey (if using) in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into four medium shallow bowls (or two large bowls).
- Arrange the remaining banana , mango, pineapple and sliced strawberries on top.Top with homemade granola, chopped nuts or coconut shavings if desired.
Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- Recipe from The Breakfast Bible (affiliate link) by Kate McMillan for Williams Sonoma.
- "Mango: Nutrition, Health Benefits and How to Eat It" by Ryan Raman, MS, RD for Healthline.