For an easy and refreshing breakfast try this strawberry mango smoothie bowl! All you need are a few simple ingredients and a good blender. This recipe is a good reason to be excited to wake up in the morning!
Smoothie bowls are perfect for breakfast. The best part is there are so many options with what you can put in your smoothie and what you can put on top of it! You won’t get bored with them!
One of the biggest differences between smoothies and smoothie bowls is the consistency. Smoothie bowls are quite a bit thicker. You can change the consistency by adding more or less liquid and opting for frozen fruit over fresh.
- Frozen Strawberries - you can find frozen strawberries at most grocery stores. Or you can use strawberries that you have frozen yourself. I used home frozen strawberries here. I just threw them in the freezer whole and didn’t even cut the greens off! The tops have nutrients in them and you can’t taste them in the smoothie.
- Frozen Mango - I usually buy mango pre-frozen but if you want to freeze your own make sure to cut them up into cubes first.
- Frozen Banana - For most smoothies, I usually cut the bananas in half before I freeze them. But I have a bag of frozen bananas that I cut into smaller pieces for smoothie bowls. Since you use less liquid when making a bowl the smaller pieces will blend easier.
- Almond Milk - I like using almond milk as the liquid in this smoothie. Start with a smaller amount and if you can’t get the ingredients to blend add a tiny bit more. If you use too much then your smoothie will be too thin to hold your ingredients. But no worries if this happens. You can always drink it as a regular smoothie!
See recipe card for quantities.
Add your liquid to the blender first. Add your bananas next and then your other fruit. Then blend and enjoy!
Hint: You may need to use a spatula to get all of the smoothie out of the blender into your bowl.
- Peanut Butter
- Almond Butter
- Coconut Flakes
- Cacao Nibs
- Chocolate Shavings
- Fresh Fruit
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
- Fruit - Smoothie bowls are awesome because you can get so creative with them. You can use pretty much any fruit that you like!
- Bananas - If you want to make a smoothie bowl without bananas you can either leave them out entirely or sub in a different ingredient to give it a creamy texture. Common replacements are avocados, silken tofu, coconut cream, or plant-based yogurt. Mangos are pretty creamy themselves, so you can leave the banana out and simply add in more mangos if you’d like!
- Almond Milk - you can use any plant-based milk that you like, juice, or even water!
Tips and Tricks
- If you want your smoothie sweeter you can always add maple syrup or agave.
- Use your tamper! You need to push the frozen fruit into the blades on your blender for it to blend. Be patient, it will happen!
- If you are using a lower-end blender, stop and scrape down the sides often. You can still make this recipe! It just might take a little more patience.
- If your smoothie is too chunky or just won’t blend, add more liquid, a little at a time. If you end up adding too much you can always drink it as a smoothie instead of eating it in a bowl!
- Don’t add more fruit in the middle of blending. You will get a chunky smoothie. If your smoothie is too runny for a bowl, just drink it.
- If you want to add greens, you can blend them separately with the liquid before adding your frozen fruit. This way you won’t be chewing on green chunks.
I recommend eating your smoothie bowl as soon as you make it. But if you have some leftovers, or you know you won’t have time to make one in the morning, you can freeze it!
Put your smoothie bowl into an airtight container and store it in the freezer. When you are ready to eat it, pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw for about 10 minutes. The perfect amount of time to pull out all your toppings!
If you are freezing leftovers, try to scrape the toppings off and store them separately.
The less liquid you add to your smoothie bowl the thicker it will be! The trick is to be patient with your blender. If you need to stop your blender to give it a break and scrape stuff into the middle then do it!
If you have a tamper this is a perfect time to use it. While the blender is running, use your tamper to push your food toward the blade.
You can use avocados, silken tofu, plant-based yogurt, coconut cream, or nut butter.
Yes! Store it in an airtight container in your freezer. Try to eat it within a day. When you are ready to eat let it thaw until you can eat it with a spoon.
Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 1 ½ cups frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup plant based milk
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to bowl and top with desired toppings. Enjoy!
- Nutrition info does not reflect added toppings.