Smoothie Bowl with Mango, Cranberry, and Banana

This mango cranberry smoothie bowl is pretty in pink, and refreshingly tart with a hint of natural sweetness from banana. It’s a cheerful healthy breakfast to start your day!

Mango Cranberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

HOW TO MAKE A SMOOTHIE BOWL

If you haven’t discovered the smoothie bowl craze yet, you’re not alone. I’d heard of smoothie bowls, but it’s honestly only in the last couple of weeks that I’ve started paying attention.

A smoothie bowl is basically a thick smoothie, poured into a bowl, and topped with a variety of ingredients.

Mango Cranberry Smoothie Bowl Ingredients in Blender

They can be topped with fresh or dried fruit, nuts,  seeds, and drizzles of syrups, honey, or yogurt.

Some smoothie bowls are extravagant works of art with devoted Instagram followings, like the ones made by Rachel Lorton and The Fit Fab Foodie.

But you don’t have to be an artist to make a beautiful smoothie bowl that taste great. All you really need is a good blender!

ARE SMOOTHIE BOWLS HEALTHY?

Like anything, moderation and balance are an important consideration when it comes to smoothie bowls. Think about which fruits are higher in sugar. Mango and Bananas are both very high in sugar, so this smoothie bowl is our dessert for the day.

Dried fruits are even higher in sugar, so make sure use those sparingly.

Mango Cranberry Smoothie in Blender

Chia seeds are one of my favorite toppings because they are packed with fiber, protein, calcium, and omega-3s. Hemp seeds are also high in protein, and contain all 9 amino acids. You can mix them into the smoothie as well!

So are smoothie bowls healthy? The answer is, they can be. But don’t eat a daily peanut butter, chocolate and frozen yogurt smoothie bowl thinking you’re going to lose weight. The name smoothie doesn’t automatically make it healthy.

Learn more about balancing ingredients to make smoothie bowls that are good for you.

SIMPLE SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE

Mango Cranberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

  • Put 1/2 a banana, 1/2 cup frozen cranberries, 1 peeled clementine, and 1 cup frozen mango in a blender.
  • Add 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk and blend until smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl and top with banana slices, coconut flakes, chia seeds and hemp seeds.

This is such a SIMPLE smoothie bowl recipe. No cookie cutters or special tools needed. Just a blender.

I like to add a few frozen cranberries on top because they’re so pretty, but they aren’t great to eat, so you’ll probably want to skip those. Or add them as a garnish but don’t plan to eat them. They’re just too tart and bitter on their own!

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Mango Cranberry Banana Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is fresh and tart, with natural sweetness from the banana. 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1 clementine orange peeled
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Place mango, cranberries, the clementine, and HALF the banana in a blender. 

  2. Add almond milk and blend until smooth.

  3. Pour into a bowl and top with the rest of the banana sliced up, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and coconut flakes.


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