Mango Smoothie Bowl
It’s like ice cream for breakfast, only it isn’t ice cream it’s a high fibre nutrient-loaded Mango Smoothie Bowl. I love smoothie bowls on the weekend, particularly in summer and mango is up there with my favourite fruits.
Mango is a really good source of vitamin C
Smoothie bowls are easy to make. You can mix and match with whatever you have to hand. The key to getting a smoothie bowl the right consistency is using frozen fruits and I recommend using frozen mango and frozen banana too. Chop the bananas up before you freeze them so they are easier to blend into the smoothie bowl.
Key Nutrients - Mango Smoothie Bowl
Fibre – Starting the day with a high fibre breakfast is a great way to boost your fibre intake for the day. The majority of people don’t consume enough and this recipe contains 9g (excluding any fruits you use as toppings). The recommended daily intake is 25g for females and 30g for males.
Calcium – It’s great to see the majority of plant-based milks now being fortified with calcium to match the calcium levels of dairy milk, so choose the milk you like to go with this recipe and I always recommend mixing up your milks to increase diversity in your diet which is always beneficial for your gut. Tahini also makes a good additional source of calcium.
Vitamin E – This recipe is jam-packed with vitamin E and totally smashes the recommended daily intake. Vitamin E is a nutrient-rich in antioxidants which is really beneficial to protect against free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unpaired electrons that can cause damage to cells and by antioxidants essentially pair to reduce/eliminate any cellular damage (free radicals come from toxins such as alcohol, deep-fried food, smoking, chemicals such as pesticides or air pollution.
Mango Smoothie Bowl
- ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup frozen mango
- ½ frozen banana
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder optional (I use Nuzest)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Place all ingredients into a blender starting with the unsweetened almond milk. Blend until smooth. Consistency should be thick like ice cream. TIP: if the blades get stuck add more milk.
- Top with fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, cacao nibs.
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I use Nuzest protein powder in a lot of my breakfasts and my favourite flavour is vanilla. If you would like to try it, click here for more details.