Take a trip to the tropics with this 4 ingredient Mango Smoothie Bowl recipe! It's easy to make in just 5 minutes, vegan and packed with vitamins.
Thick and creamy, this smoothie bowl is perfect for adding all of your favorite toppings, like coconut, granola and fruit!
Easy recipes that taste good, fill you up and are healthy, are the best way to start the day! Smoothie bowls feel like you're eating dessert, but you're actually getting lots of vitamins and minerals in a healthy breakfast.
The perfect blend of simple ingredients gives you a boost of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and calcium all in one low calorie dish. You can also load the bowls up with your favorite toppings for added nutrition and flavor!
Since mango and coconut are a match made in heaven, I love topping these bowls with toasted coconut chips. I also add granola for extra crunch, and berries for a sweet burst of fruity flavor on top!
The options for toppings really are endless and no matter how you top this mango smoothie bowl, I guarantee it's going to be your new favorite smoothie recipe!
- Frozen mango - you can purchase frozen mango on the freezer aisle at most grocery stores. You can also peel, cube and freeze fresh mango, when it's in season, to use in this smoothie bowl throughout the year.
- Frozen pineapple - same goes for the pineapple as the mango. Feel free to buy frozen pineapple at the grocery store, or dice up a fresh pineapple and freeze the chunks for later.
- Banana - while I used a fresh banana for this recipe, you can also use a frozen banana. The thing to remember with bananas is the more ripe the banana, the sweeter the flavor will be.
- Coconut milk - look for the kind in the carton, not the can. The kind you buy in the carton contains a much higher water content, which also means it's significantly lower in fat and calories than the coconut milk found in a can. You can also sub in almond milk, soy milk or regular milk. Or for an even more citrusy tropical flavor, you can use pineapple or orange juice instead of the coconut milk.
Step by step instructions
- Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender.
- Note: I used a Nutribullet to make this recipe.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. If needed, use your tamper tool, if you have one, to push the ingredients into the blade.
Toppings to add
Get creative and load this smoothie bowl up with all sorts of delicious flavors and textures. Here are some ideas to get you started.
- Sliced strawberries
- Diced pineapple
- Fresh sliced kiwi
- Coconut chips
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Ground flaxseed
- Sliced almonds
- Drizzle of honey or maple syrup
Meal prep it
This smoothie bowl recipe comes together in just 5 minutes, but you can do a little bit of prep to save extra time in the mornings.
Measure out the mango, pineapple and banana, then place it in a freezer-safe bag, and into the freezer. In the morning, simply remove the bag of ingredients from the freezer and add them to a blender with the coconut milk. Blend and go!
Frequently asked questions
- Can you make it ahead of time? Yes, just don't add the toppings until you're ready to serve the bowl.
- Can you use another type of milk? Yes, almond milk, soy milk, oat milk or traditional cow's milk can be used in place of the coconut milk.
- How do you thicken a smoothie bowl? The trick to creating a thick texture is to use the right balance of fresh and frozen ingredients. The more frozen fruit you use, the thicker it will be.
- What's the difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl? A smoothie is a drink that you sip from a cup. Smoothie bowls have a thicker texture, are enjoyed with a spoon, and often garnished with a variety of toppings.
- How do you add protein to this smoothie bowl? I recommend blending a scoop of your favorite protein powder into the smoothie to add protein. If you're looking for a great vegan option that pairs perfectly with this mango smoothie, I'd recommend this Vega Coconut Almond Protein Powder.
- Is this bowl gluten free? Yes, all of the ingredients in the smoothie bowl are naturally gluten free. When it comes to toppings, just make sure any additions, like granola, are also gluten free.
More breakfast bowls
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- Breakfast Burrito Bowl
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- Tofu Scramble Burrito Bowl
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- Avocado Smoothie Bowl
Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 1 ½ cups frozen mango chunks
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 banana fresh or frozen
- 1 cup coconut milk
- coconut chips
- chia seeds
- diced pineapple
- sliced almonds
- ground flaxseed
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into two bowls and add the toppings of your choice.
- The nutritional information provided is for one bowl without any of the optional toppings. This recipe makes two bowls.
- To add protein to the bowls, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the smoothie. To keep them bowls vegan, I recommend this Vega Coconut Almond Protein Powder.
- This smoothie bowl is naturally gluten free. When it comes to toppings, just make sure any additions, like granola, are also gluten free.
- Other types of milk can also be used in the recipe, like soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, or traditional cow's milk. Or for an even more citrusy tropical flavor, you can use pineapple or orange juice instead of milk.