Nothing like a refreshing tropical pineapple mango smoothie bowl on a hot Summer’s day!
This quick and easy, vegan smoothie bowl is made without banana to cater to those who need banana-free smoothie recipes. However it is still super thick, creamy and makes the perfect healthy vegan breakfast, snack or dessert!
How does this Pineapple mango smoothie bowl taste?
- perfectly sweet
FAQ, Tips & Ingredients
Although bananas make the perfect base for a smoothie by creating a thick and creamy texture, they are not essential to make a smoothie. There are other ingredients you can subsitute for banana to create banana-free smoothies that still achieve a thick consistency.
To create thick banana-free smoothies and smoothie bowls you can as frozen fruits, avocado, tofu or cashews, frozen non-dairy milk cubes or ice.
Frozen fruit is definitely recommended over fresh fruit when making a smoothie bowl to achieve a nice thick consistency (and a refreshing ice-cold temperature) that you can eat with a spoon. It will also help your toppings stay on top instead of sinking into the smoothie.
To make a delicious, healthy smoothie; choose a liquid that compliments the other ingredients included or something with little to no flavour such as water or coconut water.
For extra sweetness and flavour: use fresh (or store-bought) fruit juice such as orange, pineapple juice or apple juice. (These can be diluted by using part water part juice)
For a creamy smoothie: use non-dairy milk such as coconut, soy, almond, hemp or cashew milk etc.
HOW TO CREATE A THICK SMOOTHIE BOWL
- Use frozen ingredients
Choose frozen fruits and vegetables over fresh to give your smoothie bowl a thicker consistency and/or add ice to thicken up if you don’t have frozen ingredients on hand.
- Use a powerful blender
A high speed blender like a Vitamix or Thermomix allows you to use little to no extra liquid to assist in blending because of how they can more easily blitz up your ingredients. Alternatively you could use a food processor, stopping to scrape down the sides every few pulses until smooth.
- Don’t add too much liquid!
Use the least amount of liquid as possible to avoid your smoothie turning out runny.
- Don’t over blend
Stop blending as soon as your smoothie is smooth enough to your liking, otherwise the heat will begin to melt the ingredients and it won’t turn out as thick.
More Vegan Breakfast Recipes…
- Chocolate Nicecream (Vegan, Dairy free, Refined sugar free)
- Vegan Hot Cross Bun Smoothie (Gluten free)
- Peanut butter Vegan Protein Pancakes (gluten free)
Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie Bowl (vegan)
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 2 tbsp plantbased protein powder (see notes*) optional
- 70 g frozen zucchini chunks or substitute mango/pineapple/banana
- 1 dash liquid of choice (see FAQ) to blend
- Add frozen ingredients and protein powder to a high speed blender or food processor and blend until thick and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Add a small dash of liquid to help blend if necessary.
- Top with toppings of your choice (see ingredients & substitutions)
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