If you’re drinking your morning smoothie out of a glass — you’re doing it wrong! This simple tropical smoothie bowl is perfect for breakfast. And it’s easily customizable with your favorite toppings!
Breakfast has never been so colorful until now. The newest thing about smoothies is sipping them out of a bowl with lots of toppings. Yes, I said toppings. As in the kind of stuff you put on your pizza or pho. And now i’m putting toppings on my smoothies. And if you know anything about me, you know I WUV all the topping possibilities.
Seriously, where has this smoothie been all my life? It’s a tropical paradise. I feel like I need my sunglasses and sunblock while i’m having breakfast in 30ºF. I look forwarded to sipping on my breakfast smoothies and being transported to the edge of a salty, sandy beach. Pina coladas on the beach? Don’t mind if I do. Um.. where were we?
Just a few simple ingredients, like pineapples, oranges, mangoes, a frozen banana, and coconut milk blended together for a few minutes until it’s smooth. Tropical bliss bowl at your service. Obvi, a few veggies are totally okay to toss in there too. Like spinach, and maybe a few carrots too. But to keep the color of this smoothie bowl more in theme with the tropics, I nixed the veggies.
The basic idea of a smoothie bowl is to make it a little thicker than a basic smoothie. Adding in extra protein with greek yogurt, avocados, and nut butter are just some of the ways to make this a more complete meal. You can easily toss in half an avocado or a big scoop of greek yogurt to make this a more nutritionally-dense smoothie.
The frozen banana gives the smoothie a nice dense, almost ice cream like texture. This recipe makes enough for 2 bowls and I assure you, Anees and I both gobbled it up. Anees called it his ‘breakfast dessert’ because he refuses to eat anything sweet for breakfast first thing in the morning. It was his mid-morning snack. And it fueled us both for hours afterwards.
What I love most about this smoothie bowl is that the topping possibilities are completely endless! I used chia seeds and special granola with extra protein to help balance out the carbs. But basically any kind of toppings will do. Chopped kiwis, more mangoes, raspberries, blackberries, flax seed meal, and pretty much anything else you please! Make it your own.
Share what you add in guys, i’d love to hear 🙂
- 1 frozen banana (peeled, diced and frozen)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk (almond or soy will work too)
- 1 mango, sliced
- 2 oranges, peeled
- 1 cup frozen pineapples
- optional toppings: granola, dates, coconut, chia seeds, flax seed meal, sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
- Place the banana, coconut milk, mango, oranges, and pineapples in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the smoothies into bowls and top with desired toppings.