Make my light pink smoothie bowl for a sweet and refreshing summer breakfast or even as a dessert! My strawberry smoothie bowl has a tropical twist with some mango and pineapple added in!
Spring is finally here in New York and I am making ALL the cool and refreshing treats like iced coffees, smoothies, and smoothie bowls.
Are smoothie bowls actually healthy?
Yes! Smoothie bowls are super healthy for you. Loaded with fruits, smoothie bowls can pack in a ton of nutrients and disease fighting antioxidants! Plus, fruits are loaded with fiber which is excellent for your gut health and hormone balance.
Some people worry about having just fruit and not enough fat & protein in their smoothie bowls. If you don't have any issues with blood sugar control, smoothie bowls with just fruit are a great snack or dessert option! But, if you want to make a smoothie bowl more of a well-rounded meal, add a source of fat and protein to it! For example, add protein powder or collagen powder to the frozen fruit in your blender. Then, top your smoothie bowl with nuts or nut butter for a source of fats. As simple as that!
If this smoothie bowl is too big for you to eat by yourself, you can definitely split it between 2 people or simply cut the ingredients in half!
Pink Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Milk of choice
- Collagen powder (optional)
How to make a pink smoothie bowl
In your blender, add 1 cup of frozen mango, 1 cup of frozen pineapple, 1 cup frozen strawberries, a splash of milk, and collagen powder or protein powder if you are using it. Turn your blender on low. Depending on what kind of blender you have, either use your tamper to push the frozen fruit towards the blades, or turn your blender off and stir the frozen fruit down. Keep doing this until you have a smooth and creamy texture. Don't add extra milk as this will make your smoothie bowl thin and melt the frozen fruit too much.
Scoop your thick pink smoothie into a bowl and add your toppings.
What to top a smoothie bowl with: fresh fruit, nut butter, nuts, seeds, granola, the list is endless! I like to add some fresh fruit & hemp seeds on most of mine.
How do you thicken a smoothie bowl?
A thick smoothie bowl is ALL ABOUT the frozen ingredients. Do not be tempted to add more liquid or fresh fruit into the base of your smoothie. If you want a SUPER THICK smoothie bowl, literally just use frozen fruit.
To get a creamy texture from just frozen fruit, you will need a decent blender with a powerful motor. 2 blenders that I have used for years & are powerful enough to cut through all frozen fruits are my vitamix and my ninja.
Are smoothie bowls good for losing weight?
Yes! Smoothie bowls can be good for losing weight. Especially if you are using them as a replacement for your dessert. Think about a sugar sweetened bowl of ice cream or sorbet, which will spike your blood sugars and tell your body to store fat. Not much going on there nutritionally. But, if you replace your dessert with blended fiber & antioxidant packed fruits, this can be an excellent way to add more nutrition to your diet!
Plus, fruits are loaded with other nutrients that are essential to maintaining a healthy metabolism and hormonal balance, both of which are important for weight loss (& weight maintenance!).
Things that might make your smoothie bowl not healthy: sugar & other sweeteners (like a lot of maple syrup/honey), artificially flavored powders, ice cream, sugar packed toppings (ex: check the added sugar content in your granola), sweet yogurts (check the grams of added sugar in your yogurts).
Is it bad to drink a smoothie every day?
No! In fact, it can be good to drink a smoothie every day, especially if you are someone who struggles to get enough fresh produce in! In just 1 smoothie you can pack in servings of fruit, vegetable, protein, and fat!
Here is my favorite formula for a healthy & balanced smoothie that you can drink every day: 1-2 cups fruit, 1 cup vegetable, ½ cup full fat yogurt, top off with milk of choice.
Some nutrient dense smoothie add ins: protein powder, collagen powder, spirulina, moringa powder, acai powder, hemp seeds.
If you like smoothie bowls, you might also like these smoothie bowl recipes:
- Strawberries & Cream Smoothie Bowl
- Pink Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
- Mermaid Fruit Smoothie Bowl
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
- Mango Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
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Pink Smoothie Bowl (Thick & Creamy!)
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- splash milk of choice
- 1 scoop collagen powder optional
- In your blender add: 1 cup frozen pineapple, 1 cup frozen mango, 1 cup frozen strawberries, splash of milk, and 1 scoop collagen. Blend until your pink smoothie is totally smooth and creamy.
- Scoop your thick smoothie into a bowl and add your favorite toppings.