Whether you want/need to balance upcoming indulgences (yes that’s right), need to cool down in Australia’s summer heat, or are just after a delicious, filling, easy, and, yes, healthy breakfast and/or afternoon snack, a smoothie bowl always hits the right spot – and yes, they are not only for summer. This one is made with banana and mango – hence the reference to “tropical”. But a smoothie bowl wouldn*t be a smoothie bowl if you couldn’t adapt it to your needs.
I just love their versatility – hate mango but love berries? Bingo, enjoy your banana and berry smoothie! Can have dairy – use Greek yogurt. Can’t have dairy? Use avocado or tahin instead. Need a protein boost after your workout? Add a scoop of your favourite protein powder. Got some almond milk leftover? Overripe bananas? You get the picture. You can even add a bit more liquid and have it as a beautiful shake on the run.
1 cup lite coconut milk, almond milk, or any other milk of choice
a handful of frozen chopped bananas
a handful of frozen chopped mangoes
a handful of spinach (optional)
a scoop of Greek yogurt, avocado and/or nut butter
a scoop of protein powder (optional)
a tbsp of chia seeds (optional)
any add-ons (e.g. cacao, maca, spices, fruit, seeds…)
Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until desired consistency is achieved. Spoon or sip away!