BananaMango Smoothie Bowl

May 1, 2016mayurisjikoni
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Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl

A filling, healthy and delicious breakfast is what Banana Mango Smoothie Bowl provides. Easy to make and a versatile recipe as one can replace the ingredients with what one prefers.

 

What is a  Smoothie? 

A smoothie is as the name suggests a smooth thick drink usually made from fresh fruit/ vegetables with milk, water or ice cream. Smoothie is much thicker than a milkshake. One can find flavored milkshakes that may or may not be made with fresh fruits.

 

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

While smoothies, though thick can be sipped, smoothies in a smoothie bowl are much thicker and one needs a spoon to enjoy it. Its usually made thick with addition of nuts, oats, cereals, flours, etc.

Here’s a rough guideline as to what you can use to make a healthy smoothie/smoothie bowl:

Liquids can be milk, soy milk, almond or cashew nut milk, yogurt.
Fruits or/both vegetables of your choice.
Good fat – peanut or other nut butters, coconut oil, avocado.
Thickener – yogurt, chia seeds, oats, banana, avocado, mango, roasted flours, cereals, etc.
Protein – milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, protein powder, nut butters
Topping – chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, spices, dried fruits, cereals, crumbled cookies

 

Healthy start to the day

Many of us cannot begin the day without breakfast. Some don’t have breakfast at all while some just need their daily mug of coffee or tea. I cannot skip breakfast especially when I am not fasting. Hubby enjoys hot oats topped with fruits and nuts in the mornings while I cannot have that especially when its hot. So my usual breakfast is a cold smoothie. I personally love variety where my daily food is concerned. Therefore, I try and make different smoothies depending on what seasonal fruits are available. Generally, people use frozen fruits but I like to use fresh fruits whenever possible. What you will find in my freezer is chopped over ripe bananas that go into the smoothie.

Some Smoothies that are my favourite

MANGO YOGURT SMOOTHIE
healthy, delicous, filling, creamy mango yogurt smoothie is perfect for both kids and adults as a filling snack or as a breakfast option.
Check out this recipe

Banana Peanut Butter and Oats Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Shhh Cooking Secretly Group

This group is where a monthly theme is decided and participants are paired up. They give each other two secret ingredients according to the theme which must be used in the dish we make. This month my partner is Priya who blogs at Priya’s Menu. She requested I use banana and peanut butter. Carrot and walnuts is what I asked Priya to use and she came up with a delicious Carrot Walnut Smoothie topped with caramelized walnuts.

Ingredients required for Banana Smoothie Bowl

  • Banana – ripe, peeled and chopped
  • Ripe Mango – peeled and chopped
  • Peanut Butter – can use smooth or crunchy. I’ve used sugar free homemade peanut butter.
  • Oats – I’ve used quick oats
  • Milk – use any milk of your choice.
  • Fresh Fruit – chopped fresh fruit of your choice. I used papaya, pears and mango.
  • Dried fruit – any of your choice.(optional)
  • Nuts – chopped, any of your choice. I’ve used walnuts
  • Chia Seeds – or any other seeds of your choice
  • Spice Powder – any of your choice. I have used cardamom powder.

 

Dietary Tips

  • Gluten Free
  • For Vegan version replace dairy milk with a nut or soy milk.
  • Vegetarian friendly breakfast
  • Healthy

 

 

 

BANANA MANGO SMOOTHIE BOWL

mayurisjikoni
A filling, healthy and delicious breakfast is what Banana, Mango and Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl provides. Easy to make and a versatile recipe as one can replace the ingredients with what one prefers.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine International
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Smoothie:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • ½ cup mango peeled and diced
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder

For the Topping :

  • ½ cup fruit of your choice chopped
  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried fruit

Instructions
 

  • Peel and chop the banana and add into a blender.
  • Add peanut butter, mango, milk, oats and cardamom powder.
  • Blend the mixture till it becomes smooth.
  • Spoon out the smoothie into two bowls.
  • If you prefer, at this stage can chill it for 30 minutes.
  • Add chopped fruit, dried fruit, chopped nuts and chia seeds before serving.

Notes

  • Can use frozen fruits for a quick chilled smoothie.
  • Used chopped fruits, dried fruits and nuts of your choice.
  • Use any dairy milk, nut milk or yogurt.
Keyword banana mango smoothie bowl, easy smoothie bowl recipe

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If you do try this recipe then please either

  • add a comment below,
  • send a picture to my email mayuri.ajay.patel62@gmail.com
  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 Comments

  • Rafeeda AR

    May 1, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Banana and peanut butter is marriage in heaven… Such a thick and delicious looking smoothie bowl that is…

  • beena stephen

    May 1, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Very healthy smoothie bowl

  • veena krishnakumar

    May 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Love the addition of peanut butter. Looks so filling!!

  • priya satheesh

    May 2, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Very healthy,filling n yummy smoothie 🙂

  • Herbs Spices and Tradition

    May 2, 2016 at 5:50 am

    Hi Mayuri,This is really healthy and yummy recipe.
    I am hosting MLLA for the month of May 2016. You can share any vegetarian lentil recipe which you posted in 2016. Please come and see the rules of the event.http://herbsspicesandtradition.blogspot.ca/2016/05/event-announcement-hosting-my-legume.html

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 3, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks Rafeeda, it was really thick, no way could have had it with a straw.

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks Beena.

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Thanks Veena. Peanut butter certainly made it taste different.

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks Priya for the wonderful ingredients. It worked well.

  • Mayuri Patel

    May 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks Sadhna. Will certainly post a few recipes.

  • Annams Recipes

    May 6, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Mayuri.

  • Nayna Kanabar

    May 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

    This smoothie bowl looks delicious and very tasty . I love the presentation.

  • Anonymous

    May 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Good sharing, for healthy purpose, Chia seeds offer the highest volume of Omega-3, as well as addition fiber (soluble and insoluble) along with vitamins or perhaps minerals you don’t usually get whenever you take sea food oil. Chia seeds giving you long lasting energy during the day moving in deep, restful sleep during the night time. May read this article about Chia seeds at:
    http://kidbuxblog.com/chia-seeds-is-the-most-extremely-versatile-superfood-and-vegetarian-supply-of-omega-3/

  • Seema Sriram

    February 27, 2021 at 10:24 am

    5 stars
    This recipe is a perfect summer bowl. I love smoothie bowls as they can pack in quite a bit of nutrition and freshness. I so love the colours in this bowl here and the images. Now I am hungry!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 27, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. I too am a smoothie and smoothie bowl fan. Makes a perfect filling and nutritious meal.

  • Archana

    April 9, 2021 at 9:15 am

    5 stars
    Awesome! You know what our mangoes are ripening and bananas are omnipresent in my place so one day I am going to refuse to cook any breakfast and we will have this smoothie bowl. Simply brilliant you amaze me Archana!

    Thanks, Mayuri for encouraging me and helping me escape from the hot kitchen.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 9, 2021 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks Archana, do try it.

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