Start your day with delicious, filling and healthy breakfast, Tropical Fruits Smoothie Bowl.
A bit bit sweet, a bit tangy this TROPICAL SMOOTHIE BOWL elevates your mood and refreshes your senses. And why only for breakfast you can enjoy a chilled smoothie bowl on a hot sunny afternoon as mini meal or for evening snack time.
Loaded with the goodness of Mango, Pineapple, Papaya and Coconut Milk, this smoothie bowl is going to be your next favourite and it is kids friendly too!!
My kids love to have chilled smoothies or mini smoothie bowls for there snack time especially in summers. I top it with nuts, granola, chocolate chips or their favourite cereal.
About the Recipe
Tropical Smoothie Bowl is one of the our favourite smoothie bowl as it has my kids' favourite fruits Mango Papaya and Pineapple. Yes, my kids love Papaya also!! I summers when mangoes are in season this s one of our favourite recipe with mango. They love to top it with granola and even their crunchy almond cornflakes.
This tropical smoothie bowl is not only filling and delicious but also very healthy. Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fibers and naturally sweetened with sugar in fruits (can add more if you want) it's a healthy treat for your whole family.
Mango and Papaya are rich source of Vit. A, fibers and antioxidants. Pineapple contains a digestive enzyme. these tropical fruits are good for digestive system, help in increasing the immunity and add roughage to our diet.
What are Smoothie Bowls
Smoothies are creamy and thick beverage made by pureeing fruits or vegetables or both with a variety of ingredients. Nuts, nut butter, oats, dairy or non-dairy milk /yogurt or fruit juices are added to enhance the nutritional value, taste and texture.
Smoothie Bowls are more nutrient dense smoothies served in bowl and eaten with spoon. A smoothie bowl is topped with additional ingredients like granola, nuts, more chopped fruits, seeds.
A smoothie bowl is fun way to include multiple fruits in your diet. If you or your kids are bored of regular breakfast cereals or fruit bowls for snack time, try this colorful smoothie bowl. It is a treat not only to the taste buds but also to your eyes!!
Smoothie Bowls can be compared to macro nutrient based balanced mini meals, with all the food groups included in it. Smoothie bowls can be calorie loaded also if we do not choose our ingredients judiciously.
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Ingredients for Tropical Fruits Smoothie Bowl
Fruits-Fresh sweet and juicy fruits Mango, Pineapple, Papaya. Freeze the fruit chunks before pureeing. Due to the heat of grinder many times the fruit or vegetable heats up. So it is better to add ice cubes or use frozen fruit whole pureeing. I prefer frozen fruits as it gives a very nice ice cream like creamy texture to smoothie.
You can add banana also which adds richness to smoothies. I avoid banana in smoothies when I am adding papaya. As per, Ayurveda banana and papaya aren't the right food combination. It can cause indigestion and upset when combined together.
Nuts/Nut Butter- I have added 8-10 soaked and peeled almonds. You can also use 1 tbsp of Almond butter. Peanut butter doesn't gel up with the taste of fruits here, so I do not prefer it using in the recipe.
Coconut Milk- Added for the liquid part and also adds creamy texture and nutty taste to smoothie.
You can also add good protein powder or supplement if you are using any).
Sweetener- Fruits are naturally sweetened, but if the fruits are not very sweet or the pineapple/mango are a bit tart then you can add some raw sugar like honey, maple sugar. You can also add jaggery powder, date syrup or coconut sugar.
Toppings for Tropical Smoothie Bowl
Granola or Muesli, chopped nuts(any of your choice), seeds(like chia, pumpkin, flax etc.), coconut flakes or shredded fresh coconut adds perfect tropical touch to the smoothie.
Add more of the chopped fruit pieces(save some before pureeing), strawberries or blueberries, kiwi etc.
Arrange the toppings in an artistic way to make it more appealing!!
Smoothie bowls are the latest Instagram trend these days. You can check out beautifully decorated smoothie bowls with exotic fruits and veggies and come out of your own fruit combination and flavors.
I keep batch of homemade Granola or granola bars always ready. It takes care of kids sudden hunger pangs or for their lunch boxes. Me and hubby love to top smoothies or have it with milk. Homemade granola is a more health friendly option when compared with store bought one.
You can checkout the recipe for HOMEMADE GRANOLA AND GRANOLA BARS
How to make Tropical Fruit Smoothie Bowl
The recipe is adaptable and you can increase or decrease the amount and ratio of fruits used.
Cut the fruits in bite sized chunks. Freeze overnight or a couple of hrs before making smoothie.
Soak Almonds for 4-5 hrs or overnight. Or for instant soaking, use warm water and soak for 10 mins. Peel almonds before adding to smoothie.
When ready to make, add all the ingredients and blend to smooth puree.
Please note- Use a high speed blender since we are using frozen fruits or ice cubes in the recipe.
Transfer to a bowl. Add toppings and enjoy the yummy chilled and refreshing Smoothie Bowl.
How long can we make ahead and store smoothies/smoothie bowl
We can make ahead smoothies for smoothie bowl and store it in refrigerator for 1-2 days(max.) or freeze for about a month. I like to make my smoothies /smoothie bowl fresh and finish up the same day.
You can freeze fruits 1-2 days ahead and make it on the day when you want to have it.
Freeze smoothie in ice cubes or small portions, blend with liquid(milk/yogurt or coconut milk) and serve with your favourite toppings.
Other Recipes using Mango and Pineapple
Aamras(Mango Pulp for desserts)
Tropical Fruits Smoothie Bowl
- High Speed Blender
- 1 Cup Frozen Mango chunks or roughly chopped or as required
- ½ Cup Frozen Pineapple chunks
- ¾ Cup Papaya Chopped
- ½ Cup Thick Coconut Milk
- Maple Syrup/Honey/Raw Sugar as required
- 8-10 Soaked and peeled Almonds
- Mango pieces or any other fruit as required
- Chia Seeds or any of your choice
- Fresh desiccated Coconut or Coconut Flakes
- Peel Almonds.8-10 Soaked and peeled Almonds
- In blender jar add all the ingredients (leave out the ingredients under toppings section)1 Cup Frozen Mango chunks or roughly chopped, ½ Cup Frozen Pineapple chunks, ¾ Cup Papaya Chopped, ½ Cup Thick Coconut Milk, Maple Syrup/Honey/Raw Sugar
- Blend to fine puree.
- Serve in bowl.
- Add with your favourite toppings.Granola, Berries, Kiwi, Mango pieces, Fresh desiccated Coconut, Chia Seeds
Do try this delicious Smoothie Bowl, you and your loved ones are surely going to love this.
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