You’ll be transported to a beach on a warm summer day with this tropical smoothie bowl! Kids will have fun “decorating” their breakfast with additional fruit, nuts or other toppings.
Fruits and cold desserts are very common treats you’ll see people enjoying during those hot days of summer. Fruits can be consumed with many amazing twists. You can make fruit salads from it and even a smoothie bowl. If you love tropical flavors, sweet treats, and fruit, you simply must indulge yourself in this plant-based tropical smoothie bowl.
Our tropical smoothie bowl, as the name suggests, contains tropical fruits. The good news here is, you can add other fruits as long as it suits your taste. It is not limited to tropical fruits only. If you have kids, customizing your tropical smoothie bowl is a great activity for them. It can be a fun and engaging thing to do together that might encourage them to eat more fruits.
This tropical smoothie bowl is bursting with flavors including pineapple, banana, mango, and coconut water. The sliced almonds and unsweetened coconut flakes give it a delicious crunch as well. It is cold, yummy, and refreshing food to have all summer long. You’ll surely love this tropical smoothie bowl because you can customize it to make it your own.
How do you make a tropical smoothie bowl?
First, you have to make a thick and creamy base. Our base includes ice, coconut water, pineapple, banana, and flax seed. Aside from the creamy base, you also need toppings. We chose mango, banana, almonds, and coconut.
Other fruits and toppings you could add include, but aren’t limited to:
- Granola – Granola is rich in protein, dense calories, fiber, and micronutrients which makes them good for your smoothie.
- Blueberries or Blackberries
- Chia seeds – One of the main benefits of chia seeds is that they are high in fiber, and are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Even chocolate chips – Because sometimes you just need a little something sweet on top!
- Vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt – sometimes more protein is needed to keep you full in the mornings!
Even frozen fruits can be used in making your tropical smoothie bowl. The frozen fruit can make the smoothie mixture thicker. If the mixture is thicker, the toppings to be added will sit on top instead of sinking into it.
You also need a high-powered blender. A high-powered blender can help ensure your smoothie mixture is both thick and creamy without leaving any of the fruit too chunky. Be patient in making your tropical smoothie bowl. Blend, stop, and stir the mixture if it is needed.
Once you’re done with your tropical smoothie bowl, it is time to put it in a nice bowl for presentation purposes. Any container or bowl will do, but if you have the option of using a coconut bowl, that is truly a one-of-a-kind presentation option.
What are you waiting for? Try making a tropical smoothie bowl and share it with your family and friends. We think you will find that it is a must-have dessert that is also perfect as a breakfast – and it’s full of flavors and nutrients.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1 cup frozen chopped pineapple
- 1 banana frozen
- 1 teaspoon ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup sliced mango
- 1/2 banana sliced
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- Add ice, coconut water, pineapple, banana and flax seed to blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into bowl and top with mango, banana, almonds and coconut.