This healthy mango smoothie bowl recipe with a sweet and tangy raspberry sauce bursts with flavor! It’s a simple vegan and gluten-free breakfast or snack option that comes together in less than ten minutes.
Enjoy this bright and refreshing smoothie bowl year-round! With frozen fruit and easy-to-find ingredients, you’ll find yourself returning to this quick and healthy recipe again and again.
This simple recipe packs a flavorful punch with a tropical smoothie base, including flavors of orange, mango, and banana. The smoothie is drizzled with a decadent homemade raspberry sauce that is both tart and sweet. Finally, choose from a variety of crunchy toppings to add texture.
Along with being naturally vegan and gluten-free, you’ll reap the health benefits of this mango smoothie bowl, with nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
Enjoy the smoothie bowl as a snack, or add some protein, like a side of scrambled eggs, to make it a meal.
What is a Smoothie Bowl?
A smoothie bowl is simply a fruit smoothie made with less liquid, which gives it a much thicker texture. For this reason, you can eat it from a bowl with a spoon without dealing with the runny consistency of a regular smoothie. The thicker texture can also withstand the addition of fun toppings that add a yummy crunch!
Mango. This tropical fruit is a rich source of nutrition, containing fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Any type of mango can be used in this recipe, though many people prefer sweeter varieties like Ataulfo or Haden for smoothie bowls. You can purchase frozen mango chunks or freeze fresh mango yourself. Make sure the mango is fully ripe before freezing by gently squeezing the whole fruit and feeling for a slight give.
Banana. This is a key ingredient that gives the smoothie bowl its creamy texture. Known for being an excellent source of potassium, bananas can help lower high blood pressure when eaten regularly. Slice and freeze bananas before they go bad so you always have them in your freezer.
Raspberries. Fresh raspberries add a bright, colorful tanginess to the sauce in this recipe. You can also use frozen raspberries, but make sure to defrost them first to prevent the sauce from becoming too thick. Raspberries are packed with powerful antioxidants and provide over 30% of your daily fiber needs in just one cup!
Orange Juice. Orange juice is the liquid ingredient of the smoothie bowl base. You can add more or less of it depending on how thick you like your smoothie bowl to be. Choose 100% orange juice without any added sugars and enjoy the immune benefits of meeting your daily vitamin C needs!
Maple syrup. From the mangos to the raspberries, this smoothie bowl is very tangy! The maple syrup in the raspberry sauce helps add sweetness and balance to the recipe.
How to Make a Mango Smoothie Bowl
Once you’ve gathered your key ingredients, it’s time to start making your mango smoothie bowl. You’ll be surprised how quickly this recipe comes together! For the full recipe instructions, scroll to the bottom of the post.
- Start by adding the frozen mango, frozen banana, and orange juice to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until you have a thick, smooth texture. Pour into a bowl.
- Next, rinse out your blender to get ready to make the raspberry sauce. Add the fresh raspberries and maple syrup, blending until completely smooth. It’s that simple!
- Now it’s time for toppings. Drizzle the raspberry sauce over the smoothie bowl. Add any other toppings and garnishes you desire, like fresh fruit, mint leaves, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, chia seeds, or granola.
- Grab a spoon and enjoy! It’s best to eat your mango smoothie bowl right away to prevent it from melting and turning runny.
Start with less orange juice. The key to a successful smoothie bowl is achieving a thick texture. To prevent the smoothie from becoming too runny, start with less orange juice than you think. Then, slowly add it to the blender as needed to reach the ideal texture. Accidentally add too much juice? Enjoy drinking your smoothie from a cup instead!
Swap maple syrup for honey. If you don’t have maple syrup on hand, honey makes a great substitute in this recipe. Just keep in mind your smoothie bowl will no longer be vegan if you make this substitution.
Try other tropical fruits instead of mango. This recipe can still shine with other fruits in place of mango if you want to change things up. Try pineapple, peaches, strawberries, or kiwi for an interesting twist! It’s best not to substitute other fruits for the banana, though, since it helps make the smoothie creamy. You can also try other juices instead of the orange juice, like passion orange guava juice!
No time to sit and eat a smoothie bowl? Take it on the go! This recipe can very easily be adapted into a classic drinkable smoothie. Just blend the smoothie and sauce ingredients together at the same time! You may need to add slightly more orange juice to make it a thinner texture, and you’ll probably want to omit the toppings.
Smoothie bowls work best when eaten right away. If left out at room temperature or in the fridge, the smoothie can melt and become too runny, making it difficult to eat with a spoon. Try eating your smoothie bowl right after preparing.
If you don’t plan to eat it right away, you can freeze this recipe! Add the smoothie base topped with raspberry sauce into a freezer-safe, airtight container. Avoid adding toppings at this stage, as they can become soggy. You can store your smoothie bowl in the freezer for up to three months.
When you’re ready to eat it, let it defrost at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Give it a stir, add your toppings, and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my smoothie bowl runny?
There are a few reasons a smoothie bowl can become too runny. Usually, it’s because too much liquid was added to the smoothie base. Using fresh fruit instead of frozen or leaving the smoothie bowl at room temperature for too long can also be the culprit.
Can I omit the maple syrup?
The sweetness of the maple syrup helps balance out the tartness of the fruit in this recipe. If you’d like to skip the sweetener, be sure to choose fruit at the peak of ripeness to maximize the natural sweetness in your smoothie bowl.
Do smoothie bowls have protein?
Smoothie bowls are primarily made with fruit and fruit juice, which makes them very low in protein. This can make you feel hungry shortly after eating it. If you have blood sugar concerns, it could also spike your blood sugar.
When eating a smoothie bowl as a meal, be sure to add protein and fat for satiety and blood sugar control. You can achieve this with a smoothie ingredient, a topping, or a side dish. Blend protein powder, greek yogurt, or nut butter into the smoothie base, or top it with hemp hearts, nuts, or protein granola. Alternatively, try enjoying your smoothie bowl with a side of scrambled eggs.
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Mango Smoothie Bowl
- 1 blender
- 1 cup Mango frozen chunks
- 1 Banana frozen
- 1 cup Orange Juice
- 1 cup Raspberries
- 1-2 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Cacao Nibs
- Mint Leaves
- Chia Seeds
- Passion Fruit
- Place the mango, banana and orange juice into a blender and blend until smooth. If you want to add more liquid for a thinner smoothie, you can add more orange juice, or water.
- To make the raspberry sauce, place the raspberries and maple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth. Start with 1 tablespoon and adjust the amount of maple syrup to taste depending on how sweet you like the sauce.
- Top the smoothie bowl with whatever you like, I suggested some toppings above but you can go crazy with whatever you like!