Looking for a sweet treat that you won’t feel guilty about eating afterwards? Then you found the right recipe. This mango piña smoothie bowl is a cross between a smoothie and ice cream. It’s basically a thick smoothie that has the same creamy and smooth texture of ice cream without the added sugar.
The recipe for this smoothie bowl is easy to make and contains simple ingredients. I like to make my own smoothie bowls at home because it is much cheaper than buying it at a juice bar or vegan restaurant.
I made this smoothie bowl out of two popular tropical fruits, mango and pineapple. I prefer using frozen fruits instead of adding ice to fresh fruits because I feel that the ice gives the smoothie bowl a watered down taste. You want to be able to taste the different fruit flavor combinations that makes up your smoothie bowl and to do that it is best to use frozen fruits.
The key to making a good smoothie bowl is to make it in a high powered blender. Your blender must be strong enough to handle more frozen and less liquid ingredients than you would normally put in a smoothie. I recommend using a Vitamix or the Jamba Quiet Blend Blender to make your smoothie bowls in. They are both high powered blenders that come with a tamper which is a necessary tool that allows you to push the frozen ingredients down into the blade while the motor is running. I’ve used both of these blenders to make smoothie bowls and they have strong motors that can handle turning a large amount of frozen ingredients into a thick and creamy texture.
I had the chance to review the Jamba Quiet Blend Blender and made this same smoothie bowl recipe in it. You can read the review here and watch the video of how to make this smoothie bowl below.
I like to top my smoothie bowls with a bunch of different healthy toppings such as granola, seeds and fresh fruit. You can choose whatever toppings you like. For this smoothie bowl I chose to top it off with some fresh blueberries, sliced bananas, chia and hemp seeds for an extra dose of fiber, protein and antioxidants.
Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
Get the printable recipe here.
Yield: 3-4 servings
1 ½ cups frozen mango
1 ½ cups frozen pineapple
¾ cup vanilla soy milk
½ cup blueberries
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1. In a high-powered blender (preferably one that comes with a tamper), add the frozen mango, frozen pineapple and soy milk.
2. Blend on high and use the tamper to stir the frozen ingredients down so that the blade can chop all of it. Blend until the texture creamy and thick enough to eat with a spoon. If the consistency is not thick enough, add more frozen mango or pineapple and continue to blend until it is thick.
3. Serve immediately.