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!
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!
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.
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.
Tropical Winter Smoothie Bowl
by Caitilin Perez, RDN
½ medium banana, frozen
½ c. mango, frozen
½ c. light coconut milk
½ c. skim milk
⅓ c. rolled oats
2 tbsp. unsweetened coconut, toasted
½ tbsp. chia seeds
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)
Fat (g): 15
Sodium (mg): 79
Protein (g): 12
Carbs (g): 55
Fiber (g): 9