Tropical Smoothie Bowl

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Serves:

1 large, 2 small

Prep time:

5 mins

Total time:

5 mins


Ingredients

1 large mango, skin and pip removed

2 cups pineapple, skin removed and diced

1 frozen banana, skin removed

Method

  1. Place ingredients into a blender or food processor. Process until combined. The texture will be thick but runny. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Top with coconut flakes, walnuts and chopped grapes. You can also use other nuts and seeds, fresh strawberries or blueberries and yoghurt.

Smoothie Bowls are very "on trend" in the world of Instagram.  They are more than just a beautiful thing to look at - if you combine the right ingredients they also taste damn delicious.  Packed full of nutrients, dietary fibre and anti oxidants.  I love Smoothie Bowls as they force you to sit down at eat.  Too often we are running around at the beginning of the day and dont sit down to appreciate our food.  I like to make smoothie bowls with little to no liquid so that they are nice and thick (just like ice cream), however only try this if you have a food processor, Thermomix or super powerful blender.  This combination is Summer in a bowl, it reminds me of an ice cream I used to eat when visiting my God Mother in Omaha during hot kiwi Summer breaks.

Tropical fruit is a great addition to your spring menu.  Mangos contain Vitamin C, A and E and are a source of folate important for healthy growth and development so perfect for kids and pregnant mums alike.

Pineapples contain Dietary Fibre and Potassium which is important for your body’s fluid and mineral balance. They are also a good source of Vitamin C.

Bananas contain Dietary Fibre, Potassium and Vitamin C. They are also a good source of Vitamin B6 which is vital for helping to unlock energy from protein in your diet.

To find out what produce is in season at this time of the year and for more great tropical fruit recipes, tips and serving suggestions, visit the 5+ A Day website here.

Jx