Let's make a refreshing tropical smoothie bowl with mango, banana, orange, and coconut! A great way to start the day or a fun and healthy dessert.
This is a quick and easy recipe that's fun to garnish with your favorite toppings.
This mango smoothie bowl is:
It's also vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free (if using vegan + GF protein powder and toppings).
You only need 5 simple ingredients to make this vegan tropical smoothie bowl, plus any toppings of your choice:
Mango: Choose ripe, sweet, and juicy mangoes for the best flavor. You can also use frozen mango chunks for a thicker and creamier texture.
Banana: Use fresh or frozen banana, depending on your preference. Frozen bananas add a creamier texture and a subtle sweetness to the smoothie bowl.
Protein Powder: Use your favorite vegan vanilla protein powder for added protein and flavor. If you use an unsweetened protein powder, you may wish to add a sweetener of your choice to taste.
Coconut Milk: Choose full-fat coconut milk for a creamier and richer taste.
Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed orange juice gives the most refreshing flavor.
Step by step pictures
Here's how to make this tropical fruit bowl. Full detailed recipe and quantities are in the recipe card at the end of the post.
Step 1 - Prepare your fruit. If using fresh mango, peel and chop into chunks. If your frozen bananas are whole, then cut them into slices.
Step 2 - Add the mango, banana, protein powder, coconut milk, and orange juice to a blender.
Step 3 - Cover the blender and blend on high speed until smooth and thick.
Step 4 - Pour the smoothie into a bowl and add your desired toppings like chia seeds, diced fresh mango, and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Use frozen fruit to make a thicker smoothie bowl with a more soft-serve ice cream-like consistency.
Substitutions and variations
Switch some of the mango for pineapple or papaya for a tropical twist.
As an alternative to coconut milk you can also use coconut cream, coconut water, or coconut yogurt. If you can't have coconut, then you can use another non-dairy milk.
You can switch some of the orange juice for lime juice, which goes deliciously with mango. As it's more sour than orange, you can use less and add some maple syrup to compensate.
Here are some delicious toppings that complement the tropical flavors of this smoothie bowl:
- Banana slices
- Diced mango
- Pineapple chunks
- Kiwi slice
- Passion fruit
- Chia seeds
- Vegan granola
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Cashew nuts
- Cacao nibs
- Hemp hearts
- Mint leaves
Enjoy customizing your tropical smoothie bowl with your favorite toppings
Serving and storage
This recipe makes one large serving of a tropical smoothie bowl, but you can easily split it between two shallow bowls for two portions.
Serve the smoothie bowl immediately to enjoy its creamy and refreshing texture.
Store: Smoothie bowls are best consumed immediately after preparing, but if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- In a high-speed blender, combine mango, frozen banana slices, vanilla protein powder, coconut milk, and orange juice.¾ cup (100 g) banana, ½ cup (50 g) vegan vanilla protein powder, ⅓ cup (80 ml) coconut milk, ¼ cup (60 ml) orange juice, 1 ½ cups (215 g) mango
- Cover and blend on high until smooth and thick, scraping down the sides as necessary. If necessary, add a splash of coconut milk to reach your desired consistency.
- Pour into a bowl and garnish with toppings as desired.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!