This green mango smoothie bowl is made with frozen banana & a fresh ripe mango. It's a simple, tasty, and healthy vegan breakfast option. It takes less than 10 minutes, and provides 145% of your daily recommended Vitamin C before the day has even started!
How to keep your smoothie bowl simple
If you're vegan, its good to always keep frozen bananas on hand so that the simplest of purchases at the store (like a mango), can make the most fancy breakfast! Flaxseeds is a great inexpensive seed that is easy to keep in your pantry at home. You could also sub out the flaxseeds with chia seeds. Desiccated coconut is another great ingredient for vegans to have at home. You can sprinkle it over your smoothie bowls or your curries, always adding that extra flavour boost!
Try this with my cinnamon granola!
Why a smoothie bowl is awesome!
I LOVE mango and anyone who tells you that they don’t is definitely lying! I’m a huge fan of a frozen smoothie bowls, but when it comes to mangos I believe that a fresh mango should never be frozen. Instead, I like to combine its sweetness with a frozen banana and a little bit of protein (protein powder & flaxseeds). I find this combination perfect, with the predominately fruit based breakfast making me feel “light” in the mornings and the addition of the protein keeping me full until lunch.
For a long time I avoided eating fruit due to its high sugar content. However, since re-introducing it back into my diet I’ve felt amazing. The smoothies and smoothie bowls that I have on my blog are what I find works best for me. I really do believe that everyone is different and what works for one person may not for another. When I make these smoothies in the morning I feel full of energy all morning and feel no need to reach for any snacks! I hope you feel the same way too… let me know it the comments below!
If you're not convinced that eating fresh fruit for breakfast is a good idea then check out the long list of vitamins from just ONE smoothie bowl. Before your day has even started you will have had 145% of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake as as well a multitude of your B vitamins.
These nutrition stats are based on the recipe above, assuming a 1 person serving of the above ingredients. (Stats include protein powder)
- Fibre 16g 24% RDI
- Vitamin C 145% RDI
- Magnesium 45% RDI
- Manganese 45% RDI
- Potassium 26% RDI
- Vitamin A 39% RDI
- Vitamin B1 27% RDI
- Vitamin B2 18% RDI
- Vitamin B6 60% RDI
- Iron 12% RDI
- Calcium 9% RDI
Green Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 2 handfuls of frozen kale or spinach
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ to 1 cup coconut water
- 1 handful of ice
- 1 scoop of flavourless pea protein (optional)
- ½ mango
- 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
- 1 banana
- Add all of your smoothie ingredients (frozen greens, flaxseeds, frozen banana, coconut water & ice) to a smoothie and blend until smooth. Depending on your blender you may need to add more or less coconut water to blend the ingredients. I use a nutribullet and regularly stop (about 3 times) to mix up the ingredients when it gets stuck. This is how you will keep the consistency more slushy like than smoothie / liquid like
- Then add all your toppings (mango, banana & desiccated coconut)