Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

This Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl will take you on a tropical adventure without leaving your kitchen. An easy to make, creamy combination of bananas, mangoes, coconut milk and yogurt punched up with protein and fiber. This tasty smoothie bowl is a healthy way to start the day and will definitely  help keep you cool this summer.

Overhead of smoothie bowl with coconut, mangoes and flowers around it

I love traveling to the Caribbean where there is lots of sun and plenty of tropical treats. If you know me, I love tropical flavors in everything from mango coladas to tropical banana bread to grilled mahi with pineapple salsa. This smoothie bowl is one of my favorite fruity treats to whip up in the morning. It’s not only delicious but healthy too. It provides a meal’s worth of protein in the perfect ratio of carbohydrates and fats. 

Spoonful of smoothie with full bowl & fruit in background

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy this smoothie as you can use fresh mangoes but I love it in the middle of winter too (with frozen mango) just to remind me of warm sun-soaked beaches. You can also fix this coconut mango smoothie in one of two ways, either as a smoothie bowl, one you eat with a spoon, or as cooling drink to sip with a straw.  It doesn’t matter which one you choose as they are both over-the-top tropically delicious!

Variations

  • Omit the higher fat coconut milk and opt for coconut water, plain water, almond milk or low fat milk. It also eliminates the coconut flavor if that is not high on your favorites list.
  • Don’t like mango? Any berries or stone fruits can be used in their place.
  • Use a flavored yogurt to go along with the fruits you use for deeper flavor.
  • Add almond, cashew or peanut butter for added flavor and a more filling bowl.
  • Punch it up with spinach or kale for even more nutrients.
  • Use more liquid if you would like to sip this from a straw.

The mixture is a simple combination with ingredients you probably have in your refrigerator right now. Just take a look and tell me just the list isn’t making your mouth water!

Ingredients

  • Frozen bananas – are rich in potassium, which help to lower blood pressure, as well as plenty of fiber and antioxidants. They are always on hand in my house and can be used for making any flavor of smoothie as well as banana breads and  delicious Chocolate Covered Bananas for the perfect summer treat.
  • Mangoes – contain plenty of Vitamin C helping to boost the immune system, Vitamin A as well as fiver and antioxidants.
  • Greek yogurt – lends both calcium, protein and important vitamins to the mix
  • Coconut milk – is comprised almost entirely of fats but these fats are considered healthier fats that are easier to convert to energy. It also contains some beneficial vitamins and minerals.
  • Protein powder – provides protein that helps reduce hunger and build lean muscle mass.
  • Chia seeds – one of the super foods with omega-3s, fiber and calcium, aids in keeping you feeling full longer and provides energy and helps level out blood sugar levels.

What more could you ask for in such a simple and yummy drink?

Directions

Smoothie ingredients laid on white table.

Gather ingredients. Choose dairy-free items such as coconut, cashew or almond milk yogurts if your diet restricts milk based products such as Greek yogurt. Honey can also be used in place of agave syrup.

Prep steps for mango smoothie.

  1. Place yogurt and milk in blender. (photo 1)
  2. Add in your preferred sweetener, either agave or honey. (photo 2)
  3. Pour in a scoop of protein powder. (photo 3)
  4. Sprinkle in chia seeds. (photo 4)
  5. Add in frozen bananas and mango. Mango can either be fresh or frozen. (photo 5)
  6. Blend until nice and smooth. (photo 6)

Partial side view of mango smoothie bowl garnished with coconut granola and diced mango.

Pour the thick and creamy mixture into a bowl and garnish it with your favorite toppings. I like to add toasted coconut, sliced almonds, homemade granola and diced mangoes. Now that the heat is here in Georgia I’m ready for plenty of cool smoothies to help me stay cool in the hot days ahead. Enjoy!

More cool smoothies

Green Mango Colada Smoothie – is a twist on my favorite cocktail. All the pineapple and mango flavor of the drink (minus the alcohol) with an added boost of spinach and avocado for an extra healthy punch.

Tropical Chia Smoothie – is perfect for summer. Packed with healthy, delicious strawberries, banana, pineapple, mango & coconut, it’s tropical to the max!

Creamsicle Smoothie tastes just like the famous ice cream pop, full of orange & vanilla flavor, AND it’s healthy!

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Recipe

Closeup of smoothie in white flowered bowl with garnishes of coconut mango and granola.

Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

This deliciously healthy coconut mango smoothie bowl is packed with fresh fruit and plenty of tropical flavor to keep you cool all summer long.
Print Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 548kcal
Author: Linda Warren

Ingredients

  • 1 banana frozen
  • 1/2 mango, cut-up
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons agave or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • Garnish: toasted coconut, diced mango, granola, sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. If you like more liquidy smoothies, use a fresh mango and add 1/4 cup more coconut milk or water. If you want to make a smoothie bowl, follow recipe and use frozen mango then dig in with a spoon.
  • Blend until smooth and there are no lumps left.
  • Serve with your favorite garnishes on top.

Notes

Variations

  • Omit the higher fat coconut milk and opt for coconut water, plain water, almond milk or low fat milk. It also eliminates the coconut flavor if that is not high on your favorites list.
  • Don't like mango? Any berries or stone fruits can be used in their place.
  • Use a flavored yogurt to go along with the fruits you use for deeper flavor.
  • Add almond, cashew or peanut butter for added flavor and a more filling bowl.
  • Use more liquid if you would like to sip this from a straw.

Nutrition

Calories: 548kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 5mg

This post has been updated with new photos and easier to follow step-by-step directions. It was first published on May 6, 2015.

Coconut Mango Smoothie Bowl

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Shannon
    05/21/2015 at 8:48 pm

    Yum! I love the mango smoothie from Jamba Juice. This is probably a much healthier alternative!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/21/2015 at 9:13 pm

      Hi Shannon! You are so right about chain smoothies! Most of the selection at places like Jamba Juice, with the amount of sugar they add, are as caloric as a rich dessert. When you make them at home you can limit the sugar and the amount of fat. By the way, if you do visit Jamba Juice, the most healthy selection is the All-Fruit Smoothies. Hope you get a chance to try this one soon.

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