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Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Tropical Smoothie Bowl - Fab Food 4 All

Having only recently made my first smoothie I decided it was time to bite the bullet and make a smoothie bowl. So today I made this Tropical Smoothie Bowl which totally perplexed my hubby who asked what on earth it was (obviously doesn’t read food blogs which are awash with them)! With a mango as a starting point I had a little fridge raid, added a couple of kiwi fruits, juice of an orange, a banana and some coconut extract.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl - Fab Food 4 All

Oh my this was good. Now I know why smoothie bowls are so popular! My son refused to try my Tropical Smoothie Bowl but my daughter tucked in with relish and declared it “lovely” when she got back from school. Hubby also approved after his initial scepticism! I couldn’t see myself making this for breakfast (just not a morning person) but I think it would make a fabulous fat free dessert or just a great after school school snack.

 

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This Tropical Smoothie Bowl is packed full of mango, banana, kiwi fruit, orange juice and coconut extract - a totally delicious way to get some of your 5-a-day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: British
Serves: 2 - 3 bowls
Ingredients
  • 1 mango, cubed
  • 1 small banana, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled & roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • ⅛ tsp coconut extract paste or ¼ tsp coconut extract
  • Garnish
  • banana slices
  • kiwi fruit slices
  • desiccated coconut (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all the fruit, orange juice and coconut extract paste into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into bowls and garnish with the banana, kiwi slices and desiccated coconut if using.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl - Fab Food 4 All

For more smoothie goodness check out these recipes

5-a-Day Fruit Smoothie – Fab Food 4 All
Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Smoothie Bowl – Foodie Quine
Vegan Chocolate Smoothie Protein Bowl – Nadias Healthy Kitchen
Watermelon Smoothie Bowl – Eats Amazing

Are you new to smoothie bowls like me or do you have a favourite flavour combination? Do let me know in the comments!

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  1. Janice

    Great idea to make a tropical smoothie bowl. I prefer them for dessert to breakfast too, great to get that creaminess without any cream!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Janice, yes and I’m just not a morning person so prefer them for pudding:-)

  2. William Gould

    Ha-ha! So a Smoothie Bowl is a cold fruit soup! Gosh these crazes…. lol Still if it gets people eating more fruit, it can’t be a bad thing, can it?
    This combination sounds really good!

    1. Camilla

      I’m always last on the craze bandwagon LOL;-)

  3. glenn hutton

    This looks amazing and refreshing!

  4. Sarah Cooper

    Always looking for new breakfast ideas. This looks great!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah:-)

  5. Nikita Arora

    That looks really, truly delicious. I think I’m coming to live at your house 😉

    1. Camilla

      LOL thank you Nikita:-)

  6. Roshani Khanna

    Delicious! Oh my gosh this looks so good! I am over here drooling over this dish right now. I am all over this. I can’t even stop starring.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Roshani it was good:-)

  7. Christina

    oh Wow! I am going to have to try this. I have to confess, I am more or less addicted to my nutribullet but I will resist temptation and try it in a bowl!!!!

    1. Camilla

      Great Christina, well being thicker than a drinkable smoothie you really need it in a bowl:-)

  8. Lisa@Intotheglade

    They look amazing! I think I will give them a go, I am always on the look out for recipes to get more fruit into my daughter. Thank you for sharing xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, glad to have inspired you;-)

  9. jenna farmer

    looks delcious! i always have smoothies but never ventured into smoothie bowls!

    1. Camilla

      Time to try one out:-)

  10. Stevie

    I’ve not heard of a smoothie bowl. It makes sense.

    1. Camilla

      It really does:-)

  11. Rachel In Real Life

    I’ve never heard of a smoothie bowl but often have my own smoothies for breakfast! I might have to give a smoothie bowl a go.

    1. Camilla

      Glad to have spread the word Rachel-)

  12. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    We are big fans of smoothie bowls, as it’s nice to add toppings to the smoothie and it always feels like bit more of a meal that drinking it out of a glass.

    1. Camilla

      I am a complete convert myself now, goodness knows why it’s taken me so long to make one:-)

  13. Jessica

    Banana is one of my fasincations now. I love it for smoothies and desserts. I need to try this. 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Great Jessica, do let me know what you think:-)

  14. Maya Russell

    I’m new to smoothie bowls. I like it that there is no added sugar – just the natural sugars of the fruit.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, at least this sugar is coming packed with nutrients:-)

  15. Oliver

    This is perfect for me! I have a bowl of soaked porridge oats every morning with nana, strawbs, kiwi and grapes. Then I make a green smoothie with spinach, avo and whatever I can find in the fridge. 😀

    Oliver x

    1. Camilla

      Great, thanks Oliver:-)

  16. Sarah Bailey

    Oh my goodness how nice does this look! I could just grab a spoon and scoop some up! x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, it is lush:-)

  17. Charlene Flash

    Looks amazing Camilla, perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Charlene, yes I can’t wait to have it again:-)

  18. Sally - My Custard Pie

    I’ve never heard of coconut extract – a new one on me. Admission time. I’ve make smoothies regularly but have never made a smoothie bowl. You’ve inspired me to try one.

    1. Camilla

      You learn something all the time:-) Glad to have inspired you Sally and also glad I’m not the only newbie to Smoothie Bowls:-)

  19. Beth @ Twinderelmo

    These look breathtaking however I massively dislike kiwi – boo!

    1. Camilla

      My daughter used to not like it, maybe it will win you over one day:-)

  20. Rhian Westbury

    I’ve never had a smoothie bowl, looks a lot more appetising than just drinking one x

    1. Camilla

      Well glad to have spread the news about them in that case:-)

  21. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    I love a smoothie bowl! We eat a lot of fruit salad, and when I first got my braces I used to throw it in the blender and drink it like soup, which my OH and daughter thought was hilarious. Apparently I was ahead of the trend!!

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Helen, I’m always way behind with trends:-)

  22. nadia

    The only reason I prefer eating my smoothies out a bowl (rather than drinking them) is because I find it so much more satisfying! I think it tricks my brain into thinking I’m eating something whereas drinking it through a straw just doesn’t cut it for me! Also, it gives you a chance to add so many more lovely toppings! Love the tropical theme of this smoothie 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-) You’re right Nadia, there’s a lot more scope for a bowl but I suppose if you’re in a hurry a smoothie in a glass is quicker:-)

  23. Annie B

    Ok, I am with your Hubby as I have not seen these before *hangs head in shame* but I agree that this looks like a great dessert or even an after school snack for the Little Bs! They would love this.

    1. Camilla

      LOL no need to hang you head in shame, now you know it’s a thing I hope you go and experiment like I did;-)

  24. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    This sounds delicious! Smoothie bowls are always so effortlessly beautiful – fresh fruit is just so pretty!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, yes I’ll be making more from now on:-)

  25. Corina

    I’m all for smoothie bowls and love the tropical flavours in this one!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Corina, it is lush:-)

  26. Heather Haigh

    I do love a nice smoothie, and I approve of the new smoothie bowls, I often used to make thick smoothies to have as a dessert before the craze hit blog land. Yours sounds delcious.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, I’m always last to join a craze LOL:-)

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