Kiwi Mango Smoothie Bowl

kiwi mango smoothie bowl

Lately I’ve been seeing all sorts of creative and colorful smoothie bowl pictures on Instagram and thought “Hey, why not try and make one too?” : )

This whole-foods plant-based breakfast is super healthy as well. The base is made from blended frozen bananas and spinach to give it that nice green color. The toppings used are fresh mango, kiwi, sesame seeds and chia seeds. It’s especially high in iron and vitamin C, also the only sugar in it comes from the fruit. If you prefer things on the sweeter side you can optionally add a teaspoon or two of maple syrup to the base, but I find that this doesn’t really need it. I think spinach hides really well in smoothies, and personally I don’t even taste it in there!

This was also my first time making a mango rose, which was actually really easy (I think they look neat!). Instructions for how to assemble this bowl, and make the mango rose are below. I think overall it turned out pretty cool, and it was a yummy/creative way to start the day. What do you think? Comments are welcome – I hope you enjoy this one!

mango smoothie bowl

Kiwi Mango Smoothie Bowl
 
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This smoothie bowl is made from whole plant foods including fresh fruit, spinach, sesame seeds and chia seeds. A great healthy breakfast to start the day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Smoothie, Healthy, Whole Foods
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Smoothie Bowl Base:
  • 2 chopped frozen bananas
  • 1 cup of fresh spinach (loosely packed)
  • ½ cup of plain unsweetened soy milk (or alternative plant milk)
  • (Optional) 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
Toppings:
  • 1 mango
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Instructions
Smoothie Bowl Base:
  1. Chop 2 bananas and freeze them for ~4 hours ahead of time
  2. Add chopped banana, spinach, and soy milk to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth (If you would like your smoothie base to be more sweet, you can add the optional 1-2 teaspoons of maple syrup. I personally think Spinach hides really well in smoothies, and didn't feel the need to do this!)
  3. Pour the smoothie base into a bowl and spread evenly with a spoon
Toppings:
  1. Cut your kiwi into slices/round discs - then cut them in half to make semi-circle shapes
  2. To make a mango rose, first cut your mango in half and use your knife to cut along the edges of one half until the skin can be peeled off with ease
  3. Next lay your mango half flat-side down on your cutting board, and cut the mango into thin slices like shown in the picture above
  4. Next, begin by taking the smaller pieces at the ends and curl them around each other one by one to piece together your rose, the larger pieces will go on the outsides
  5. Use the flat part of your knife to pick your mango rose off the cutting board and place it inside the bowl, then place your kiwi half-circles around it
  6. Finally, sprinkle the rest of the bowl with sesame and chia seeds
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1

 

Kiwi Mango Smoothie Bowl

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