Smoothie bowls are really popular right now, and for good reason! Blending fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy together to create a balanced nutritious meal is a great way to start your day. This Tropical Winter Smoothie Bowl has a bit of an island flare packed with fiber, whole grains and protein as well as antioxidants!

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Let’s get started! Blend light coconut milk, skim milk, rolled oats, frozen banana, and frozen mango together. Toast unsweetened coconut flakes in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant and lightly browned. Check out our blog about Going Coco-nuts!

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Pour into your favorite bowl! At first I didn’t really get the whole ‘smoothie in a bowl’ thing, but once you add your toppings, it really makes sense and is really fun to eat! The toppings add texture, volume, and extra nutrients to your ordinary smoothie.

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Top with rows of more mango and banana slices as well as chia seeds and toasted coconut. Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. The chia seeds will swell up and keep your smoothie bowl thick and creamy. Unsweetened coconut flakes are a great to add to recipes to get that tropical flavor without added sugar.

 

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Tropical Winter Smoothie Bowl
by Caitilin Perez, RDN

1 SERVING

INGREDIENTS

Smoothie:

½  medium banana, frozen

½ c. mango, frozen

½ c. light coconut milk

½ c. skim milk

⅓ c. rolled oats

Toppings:
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut, toasted
½ tbsp. chia seeds
banana slices
mango slices

DIRECTIONS

1) Toast coconut flakes for 3-5 minutes in a dry sauté pan on medium-low until fragrant and browned.

2) Add all smoothie ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.

3) Pour smoothie into a bowl and top decoratively with additional fruit slices, chia seeds and toasted coconut.

NOURISHING NUTRITION (per serving)

Calories: 380

Fat (g): 15

Sodium (mg): 79

Protein (g): 12

Carbs (g): 55

Fiber (g): 9