This pink mermaid smoothie bowl is a super fun breakfast recipe! It could even be a healthy dessert recipe if you like sorbet! Made with just a few simple ingredients: frozen pineapple, frozen banana, black goji berry powder, and a splash of plant milk.
I topped my smoothie bowls with a few fun ingredients that reminded me of a tropical island: kiwi balls, hemp seeds, mermaid tails, sea shells, and coquitos. I get asked about coquitos a lot. Coquitos are basically just mini coconuts! Coquitos are pretty hard, but you can actually eat the whole thing and they are a great source of fat.
The mermaid tails and sea shells are totally edible! I made them with just yogurt and some super food coloring. Read below to learn how to easily make them for your smoothie bowls!
Ingredients in my Pink Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
2 cups pineapple
1 frozen banana
1.5 teaspoon goji berry powder
What is black goji berry powder?
Black goji berry powder comes from dried and ground up black goji berries. Black goji berries are tiny fruits packed with antioxidants and powerful medicinal properties. Not only are they extremely good for your health, but just a little bit of the powder can make any food super vibrant and colorful!
How to make a Mermaid Tail for your Smoothie Bowl
I get asked all the time how I make mermaid tails for my smoothie bowls. And I get asked if they are edible. My mermaid tails are not only super easy to make, but they are totally edible too.
What you need to make a mermaid tail:
- Yogurt or kefir (any kind but keep in mind the color of it)
- Super food powders (goji for purple & pink, beet root for red & pink, blue spirulina for blue, etc.)
- Silicone mermaid tail molds
To make your mermaid tail, mix together a small amount of yogurt or kefir with the super food color you want. Depending on what color smoothie I'm making, I use many different kinds of super food powders. If you are just starting, I would start with a vanilla (white) yogurt and add in colors to see what you get. But, as you learn to mix the colors you like, you can really use any flavor of yogurt! For this mermaid tail, I used a strawberry yogurt (pink) and made half of it a darker shade of pink with my black goji berry powder.
Carefully spoon your yogurt mixture into your mermaid tail mold. Tap the mold gently against the counter to make sure that all the grooves are filled and there are no bubbles or air pockets.
Place your mold into the freezer and freeze over night.
Use your edible mermaid tails on any smoothie bowl, chia parfait, or dessert recipe!
How to make a Pink Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
In a blender, add a splash of milk. I like to put my liquid at the bottom of the blender because it seems to help loosen up the frozen fruit more than adding it on top.
Next, add 2 cups of frozen pineapple, 1 frozen banana, and 1 ½ teaspoon of black goji berry powder. Blend your smoothie until it is smooth and creamy and no frozen chunks of fruit remain.
Scoop your smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings! If you want to add more fat & protein to your smoothie bowl, try any kind of nuts, seeds, or nut butters.
If you like smoothie bowls, you might also like these smoothie bowl recipes:
- How to Make a Thick Smoothie Bowl
- Cotton Candy Smoothie Bowl
- Pineapple Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Mango Pineapple Blue Smoothie Bowl
- Tropical Banana Strawberry Smoothie Bowls
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Just Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Pineapple Smoothie Bowl no Banana
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Pink Mermaid Smoothie Bowl with Edible Seashells & Mermaid Tail
- Blender or Food processor
- Mermaid tail molds (optional)
For the pink smoothie bowl:
- splash milk of choice
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 ½ teaspoon black goji berry powder
Mermaid Smoothie Bowl Toppings:
- Mermaid tail & Shells (made from kefir) see instructions below & in post
- Hemp seeds
- In a blender, add a splash of milk, 2 cups frozen pineapple chunks, 1 frozen banana, and 1 ½ teaspoon of black goji berry powder. Blend until smooth and creamy and no chunks of frozen fruit remain.
- Scoop your smoothie into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. I love using different fruits, nuts/ seeds, and nut butters on top of mine.
How to make a mermaid tail & seashells
- Mix together your favorite yogurt or kefir with super food powders for colorings. For this mermaid tail I used a blend of strawberry yogurt mixed with a little goji berry powder. For the seashells, I simply used plain vanilla yogurt with a tiny bit of peanut butter. Spoon your yogurt mixtures into molds (I use a silicone tail mold and silicone shell molds).Freeze them in the mold overnight, and use your edible seashells for smoothie bowl and dessert toppings!