I'm back from a long leave with a brand new smoothie bowl! My ocean smoothie bowl is super creamy and healthy! I used frozen banana, frozen mango, and blue spirulina for this easy blue smoothie bowl recipe.
Ocean Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Frozen banana
- Frozen mango chunks
- Blue spirulina
- Green spirulina
- Splash milk of choice (if needed)
- Collagen powder (optional for extra protein)
How to freeze bananas for smoothie bowls
Freezing bananas for smoothie bowls is super easy! I used to freeze the banana in the skin, what a mistake that was because I would spend forever trying to get the banana peel off. The better way to freeze bananas for smoothie bowls is with the skin off!
Step 1: Peel your bananas.
Step 2: Slice your bananas and spread them out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. It doesn't matter what size you slice them. Sometimes I slice them thicker, sometimes thinner.
Step 3: Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Step 4: Transfer your frozen bananas to a big airtight bag or container and store them in the freezer.
Frozen bananas that are smoothie bowl ready!
What is the blue powder in smoothies?
Blue powder in smoothies is known as blue spirulina. Blue spirulina comes from blue-green algae. It is known as a superfood not because of the gorgeous vibrant blue color it makes, but because of the many healthy benefits! Use blue spirulina for an all-natural blue food dye. And don't worry, unlike green spirulina, blue spirulina does not taste like fish.
Can you make a blue smoothie bowl without spirulina? The answer is yes you could! But, since there aren't really many blue foods in nature, you would have to use blue food dye.
How to make an Ocean Smoothie Bowl
First, gather your ingredients:
- 1 cup frozen banana slices
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon blue spirulina
- ¼-1/2 teaspoon green spirulina
- Collagen or protein powder if needed
In your blender, add the frozen banana and mango chunks. Start with ⅛ or ¼ teaspoon blue spirulina and ⅛ teaspoon green spirulina. You can always add more later. I like to start with less to see the color I get. You can make your smoothie bowl darker, but its harder to make it lighter!
Turn your blender on low and use the tamper to push the ingredients towards the blades. If you don't have a tamper, turn your blender off and stir the ingredients down a couple of times. You may need to use a splash of milk to help your blender.
Keep blending until your ocean bowl is smooth and creamy.
Scoop your blue smoothie into a bowl.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Other mermaid inspired food recipes to try:
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Ocean Smoothie Bowl
- 1 cup frozen banana
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- ¼ teaspoon blue spirulina
- ¼ teaspoon green spirulina
- splash milk of choice if needed
- Add the frozen banana, frozen mango, blue spirulina, and green spirulina to your blender. Add a splash of milk if needed to get your blender going.
- Blend until smooth and creamy. Use your tamper or turn the blender off to stir the ingredients down towards the blades.
- Scoop your blue smoothie into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.