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This Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl makes an ideal breakfast! It is easy to make, uses simple ingredients, it's nutritious and it's healthy. This recipe is also easy to include in weekly meal planning and something that kids will enjoy!
We make a lot of smoothie bowls, like our Blueberry Smoothie Bowl, on a weekly basis. Personally, we like our smoothie bowls to be a thicker, ice cream consistency. That way it feels like we are actually eating dessert for breakfast, which is nice with 2 kids that seem to dislike the majority of breakfast foods right now...
We first tested this smoothie using fresh mango and strawberries because they are in season and looked absolutely amazing when we bought them!
Although it was beautiful to look at, the consistency was on the runny side and was really a smoothie drink versus a smoothie bowl. Bummer.
We decided to go back to the kitchen and try again and again and again...
We so badly wanted to incorporate the fresh produce we had purchased into the puree but the reality was that even when attempting to combine fresh and frozen together, it was still just too runny from the natural mango juices.
Finally, we decided that to get the consistency of the smoothie bowl that we feel is what really makes it a bowl, we needed to use frozen mango and strawberries for the smoothie and top our bowl off with the delicious fresh juicy mango and strawberries!
We also made a batch of our granola at the same time because it pairs so well and gave us even more combination options.
A few points worth mentioning that make this strawberry mango smoothie bowl as delicious as it is.
- The key ingredient in the Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl is the mango but since mango has a sweet distinct taste, add slightly more strawberry so that the mango doesn't overpower the bowl. Make sure you select a rip fresh mango for your topping!
- Use frozen fruit for your blended smoothie and fresh fruit for your toppings. Frozen fruit will give you the consistency that you need without using ice and will taste the same each time. With fresh fruit depending on the season the quality of taste can vary.
- Mango naturally contains a lot of water so you don't need to add very much additional liquid. We like the added flavor from the almond milk so we add a small amount.
I am not sure if there is an easier recipe to make. Add, blend, top!
Step 1: Add the frozen mango, strawberry, and ice to a high-speed blender with oat milk. We use a Vitamix and it is honestly the BEST kitchen investment we have made.
Step 2: Add your desired amount of smoothie to your bowl and top with fresh strawberries and mango. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, hemp hearts and flax seeds.
We can't control a lot of things in life BUT we can control what we put in our smoothie bowls! Yay! I kid... but seriously, you have a lot of options here.
- Try nuts or our delicious granola for some added nutrition and crunch.
- Chia seeds are a great addition and add nutrition as well.
- Vegan greek yogurt is something that some use as a topping. I prefer it blended in if I am going to use it but that is just my preference.
There is a lot that you can do when it comes to smoothie breakfast bowls. A few options that we have tried and enjoyed are:
- Use shredded coconut instead of coconut flakes.
- Any type of vegan or plant-based milk will work. The flavor will vary though depending on if you go with coconut, almond, oat or soy milk.
- I don't suggest substituting the strawberry or mango. I mean why would you be looking for a strawberry mango smoothie if you wanted blueberry pineapple right...? lol
Consistency: Depending on your preference, add or reduce the amount of liquid that you use. I prefer a thicker smoothie bowl so I lean toward less liquid.
Toppings: The best smoothie bowls are based on what they are topped with. Use what you love! Feel free to play around with texture and flavors.
Bowl: Yes, this is a tip. lol... You want a regular size bowl but make sure it doesn't tamper in slightly at the top. You want to be able to fit all your toppings nicely and a small or narrow bowl just doesn't work.
You can store the blended smoothie portion of the bowl in an air-tight freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 2 months.
When you come down first thing in the morning to make your "only thing making early feel ok right now drink" aka coffee, take the container out of the freezer and let sit while you have your shower or enjoy your morning coffee.
I apologize, I am assuming that every parent's morning starts with coffee but maybe that is just us. Absolutely nothing happens in this house until the coffee has been had!
I blame Anthony for our coffee obsession... I am serious, he literally spent years convincing me that I should drink coffee and finally in my early 30's I gave it a try.
Ask him how he feels now if I don't get my morning coffee... bahahah...
Once the smoothie has softened enough that you can scoop it, add your desired amount to a bowl and top with your favorite toppings!
A lot depends on preference. Water lacks flavor, whereas plant-based milk such as coconut milk or nut milk will provide different flavors.
If you want a thick smoothie, you can simply reduce the milk ratio. Also, adding a couple of cubes of ice tends to help. If you want the smoothie to be thinner, add more milk.
Here are a few more nutritious breakfasts that we love to make for our family!
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Strawberry Mango Smoothie Bowl
- ¾ cup strawberries frozen
- ½ cup mango frozen
- 3 ice cubes optional
- 1 cup oat milk can use any plant-based milk
- 2 strawberries fresh, sliced
- ¼ mango fresh, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon hemp hearts
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- Add frozen mango, strawberries, ice and oat milk to high-speed blender. Blend until mixed thoroughly. Stop blender as needed and scrap down the sides using a spatula.
- Top with fresh strawberries and mango. Next, add coconut flakes, hemp hearts and flax seeds.
Nutritional information provided is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary depending on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.