Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Tuesday 12 January 2016
One of the topics of discussion when I was a guest on BBC Radio Scotland Kitchen Cafe last week was new year new recipes. We asked the question - what dish would you like to master this year? Answers ranged from basics like roast beef, omelettes and stovies to donuts, Thai curry and ravioli. This got me to thinking of my own foodie new years resolutions which are more along the lines of dishes I'd like to make for the first time. The list as it stands is as follows - macarons, smoothie bowl, bundt cake, gazpacho and baking a cake/something sweet in my slow cooker.

I reckoned I may as well strike when the iron is hot and make a start at what's probably one of the easier things to tick off the list - a smoothie bowl. Six months ago I didn't even know what one was! Basically its a thick smoothie, served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon. It's often decorated with fruit, cereals, nuts, seeds and suchlike. I made mine for breakfast and it certainly seemed much more filling than a regular smoothie. I reckon that's partly due to the thickness and the addition of toppings but also due to the fact that you have to sit down and take your time to eat it with a spoon. 

If a fruity breakfast is your thing do check out Bintu's Akara. These banana fritters hail from Sierra Leon and are nutmegy banana pancake balls.

Mango, Pineapple and Coconut Tropical Smoothie Bowl

150g Frozen Mango Chunks (alternatively use fresh mango and a handful of ice)
2 slices tinned Pineapple
1/2 Banana
4 Tbsp Coconut Yoghurt

Coconut Chips
1/2 Banana, sliced
Pumpkin Seeds
Dried Pineapple

Blitz together all the smoothie ingredients in a blender, smoothie maker or stick blender. Add a splash of the pineapple juice or water if it's too thick.
Pour into a bowl and decorate with your toppings.
Grab a spoon and enjoy.

Here are 10 more delicious sounding Smoothie Bowl recipes from fellow food bloggers who jumped on the bandwagon long before me!


  1. Looks yummy, but anything with coconut yogurt gets a big thumbs up from me! A really healthy, delicious breakfast :-)

  2. What a different way to have my morning smoothie!

  3. I definitely prefer thicker smoothies that you can eat with a spoon, it's somehow more satisfying and makes me feel more full because I feel like i'm eating something rather than drinking it. This smoothie bowl looks delicious! Banana and mango are my 2 favourite ingredients to add to smoothies :D

  4. Oh, I do love mango smoothies and I bet it was really tasty with the addition of pineapple too. I find a smoothie bowl feels much more like a "real" breakfast, mostly because you have to sit down to eat it.

  5. I do love a good smoothie bowl, it's especially great as a refreshing breakfast come summer, yours looks delicious!

  6. I keep meaning to make a smoothie bowl too and haven't gotten around to it either. It's definitely on my to-do list for this year - they're just soon pretty aren't they! I love the combination of flavours you've added to yours, so lovely and tropical.

    I need to master macarons too, mine look nice but flatly refuse to leave the tray they've welded themselves too (and I did use a non stick sheet). I'm hoping to book myself on a macaron masterclass soon so hopefully I'll figure it out.

    I assume you've seen Lucy's slow cooker cakes over on Baking Queen 74, they look amazing!

  7. Oooh I do love a smoothie but I have never tried a smoothie bowl! Coconut milk & yoghurt are great dairy/soya free alternatives for making smoothies!

    As for Macarons - they are so easy to make you definitely have to try! WOuld definitely recommend Bake-o-glide to line the baking tray its the only one I have found that doesn't stick to them! Agree about the slow cooker cakes - they are on my list for this year too!! My friend makes an amazing one with a chocolate cake mix box & a can of coke!

    Good luck with the rest of you list!

    Midge x

  8. This sounds lovely. I've only just discovered coconut yoghurt - can't believe I've missed out on it for all these years! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare x

  9. Your smoothie bowl looks delicious, I reckon it's time for me to try one. I love the idea of taking your time to eat it with a spoon, I bet you can savour the flavours much more. Thanks for sharing, popping over from #FoodyearLinkup

  10. This sounds so good! I love the tropical flavours. I must admit that I've never had a smoothie bowl either. I think it's about time I try this! I'm pretty sure I have everything I need to make it too :-) Thanks for linking up to #BrilliantBreakfasts

  11. I adore smoothie bowls, something about them seems indulgent to me, whilst they're so good for you. This recipe sounds lovely, I need to get mangos back in my life!
    Thanks for linking my recipe!

  12. This looks and sounds so good! I love breakfasts like this x #FoodYearLinkup

  13. My matcha smoothie bowl from 2013 is an evergreen post for me, and yours looks set to be one for you - everyone seems to love a smoothie bowl these days! Nice ingredients and attractively styled too. :-)

  14. This tropical smoothie is amazing, but is it ok if I don't put pumpkin seeds?


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