Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl. My ultra thick banana mango smoothie bowl is super sweet, delicious, and refreshing! And it is totally healthy for you! Healthy mango banana smoothie bowls are a great breakfast, snack, or even healthy dessert!
My Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl Recipe is:
- Super easy to make!
- Excellent for gut health
- Great weight loss dessert!
- Perfect for hot summer days
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
There is nothing better than waking up and starting your day with a delicious and healthy breakfast. My banana mango smoothie bowl is sure to make you feel like you are on a tropical island! And if you make it extra thick, you can add as many toppings as you want!
What's even better is that my smoothie bowl is LOADED with nutrients! Antioxidant and fiber packed fruits are the best way to start the day!
ARE BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWLS HEALTHY?
A lot of people ask me, are fruit smoothie bowls good for weight loss? The answer is yes they can be!! Smoothie bowls can be good for weight loss, hormone balance, and gut health when you follow these steps:
- Use frozen fruits & vegetables with no flavorings or sugars added
- Use unsweetened milk, kefirs, and yogurts. This means 0 added sugars, and 0 sweeteners. Always choose PLAIN UNSWEETENED. That means no artificial sweeteners either, which can mess up your hormones.
- Add a source of protein. This can be protein powder (again watch out for natural and artificial sweeteners), collagen powder, nut butters, nuts/seeds, milk, and yogurts.
BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL CALORIES: 332
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MANGO AND BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWLS?
Who said all yummy food had to be bad for you? Or that good for you food tasted like crap. My delicious thick banana mango smoothie bowl with protein is yummy and good for you! What's inside:
- Bananas: high in vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, copper, manganese, and potassium. Copper helps to convert dopamine to norepinephrine, one of the body's feel-good hormones.
- Mangoes: high in beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. Beta carotene works as an antioxidant in the body. Many of those who suffer from anxiety and depression also have chronic inflammation. Beta carotene can help to lower inflammation.
- Protein powder: is a great option to make a smoothie bowl into a complete meal. Protein helps to lower the blood sugar spike, and keep your hormones balanced.
- Flax milk: vitamin D, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, and phosphorus. If you don't have or like flax milk, simply use the type of milk that you like!
HOW DO YOU THICKEN A SMOOTHIE BOWL?
- Use ripe frozen bananas! Ripe bananas will give you the sweetest flavor. How to tell when your banana is perfectly ripe? The darker it gets, the more sweet it will be! I like to pre-peel my super ripe bananas and freeze them for a quick smoothie ingredient!
- Use frozen fruit instead of fresh! Frozen fruit will give you that super thick base to hold all of your toppings. Fresh fruit is filled with water, and when you blend it, it will make your smoothie even more watery.
- Start with no milk. If your blender can handle it, you will end up with ice-cream like texture. But, if your blender is struggling, add a splash of milk at a time. Less milk= thicker smoothie bowls!
For all my tips and tricks on how to make a smoothie perfectly thick, read this post!
HOW TO MAKE MY HEALTHY MANGO BANANA SMOOTHIE BOWL SUPER THICK
I like all of my smoothies to be really thick. A really thick smoothie is so delicious and reminds me of ice cream for breakfast.
STEP 1: ADD FROZEN FRUIT & POWDERS
In your blender add: the frozen mangoes, frozen banana, protein powder, and milk.
STEP 2: BLEND & USE TAMPER OR TURN OFF AND SCRAPE DOWN
Turn your blender on and let it crush up all that frozen fruit.
If it looks "dry," you can either wait a few minutes for the fruit to thaw slightly. Or, add a splash of milk. Just remember that the more milk you add, the thinner of a texture you will end up with.
More milk= thinner smoothie bowl
Depending on how strong your blender is, you might have to turn it off and stir it down a few times. The frozen fruit can be a bit hard on the blender and take it a few minutes to make it into a creamy texture.
If you have a blender with a tamper, use it to push the fruit down towards the blades while the blender is running.
STEP 3: SCOOP AND TOP
There are SO many different toppings choices for smoothies. Everything from fresh fruit, to nuts and seeds, and granola.
If you opted out of the protein powder, I would definitely add some nut butter, nuts, or seeds for that extra protein. Plus, they are good sources of healthy fats!
On mine, I added: sliced strawberries, raspberries, and balled kiwi to my smoothie bowl. Then, I sprinkled with with hemp seeds.
Frequently asked questions about thick banana mango smoothie bowls.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A THICK SMOOTHIE BOWL WITH A FOOD PROCESSOR?
The exact same way you would in a blender! Depending on your food processor, you might have to turn the processor off a couple of times and scrape the sides down so it purees evenly.
CAN I MAKE A MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL WITH NO BANANA?
Yes! You can make an easy mango smoothie bowl by simply substituting the frozen banana with more frozen mango or some frozen pineapple.
CAN I MAKE THIS MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL WITH YOGURT?
Yes! Add a couple of scoops of yogurt to your blender along with your frozen fruit before blending. Yogurt is an excellent way to add more protein to your smoothie bowl. I would suggest organic plain whole milk Greek yogurt for the most nutritional benefits.
More Super Thick Smoothie Bowl Recipes:
- Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Red Smoothie Bowl
- Ocean Smoothie Bowl
- Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
- Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Pineapple Smoothie Bowl with Chia
- Blue Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Green Smoothie Bowl
- Chocolate Covered Smoothie Bowl
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Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl
For the thick banana mango base:
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups frozen mango
- 1 vanilla protein powder sub collagen powder
- ½ cup milk of choice I used flax milk
Smoothie bowl topping ideas:
- Hemp seeds
- In a blender, combine the frozen banana, frozen mango, protein powder, and flax milk. The less milk you add the thicker your smoothie bowl will be.
- Scoop into a bowl and top with your favorite fruits.
- Enjoy cold immediately!