Dietary Type: Vegan (but good for Vegetarian and Omnivore)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Smoothie bowls are one of our favorite ways to start a day, fresh and energized in the morning - they're also a quick, convenient option for shortly before you jump into a tough workout. While simple smoothies give you an energy boost and nourish you without burdening digestion when you're on the run, we always prefer a smoothie bowl when we have enough time to enjoy our breakfast spoon by spoon. Part of the reason is that you can enrich your smoothie bowls with lots of nourishing ingredients that you wouldn't add into a simple smoothie. Another bonus to sitting down and eating a smoothie bowl is that it gives your brain and body a chance to register that you ate.
This green mango and matcha smoothie bowl not only nourishes cells and helps you glow from inside out, but it also provides energy, vitamins, and fiber. Matcha is obtained from dried green tea leaves, offering all the health benefits of green tea, but in a concentrated form, as you ingest the whole leaf rather than infusing it only. Matcha is said to increase awareness and focus. It's also a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Mango is one of our favorite smoothie fruits, because of its creamy texture and rich nutrient profile. This gorgeous piece of fruit not only has a tropical, sweet, delicious taste, but it's also loaded with fiber and antioxidants and contains an abundance of minerals and vitamins to support healthy cell activity throughout the day. Its enzymes and fiber supports digestion, while its minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins reduce the risk of premature aging and chronic disease, protecting your cells from free radicals damage and nourishing them with enough potassium to help pump out the excess sodium, accumulated water, and toxins.
You can play with the ingredients you add as extras in your smoothie bowls, according to your preferences. One of our favorites is coconut water, to increase potassium intake, pineapple for extra digestive supporting enzymes, buckwheat flakes for extra fiber, and mixed seeds for increasing the nutrient absorption and regulating hormone production.
1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and cubed
1/2 medium avocado, peeled, and cubed
1 cup (225g) pineapple, cubed
1/2 cup (~120ml) coconut water
1/2 cup (~`20ml) unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp (3.2g) turmeric powder
1 tsp (1.5-2g) matcha powder
1 tbsp (15g) bee pollen
1 tbsp (15g) almond butter
1 tbsp (10g) chia seeds
Buckwheat flakes, coconut flakes, mixed sunflower and pumpkin seeds, to garnish
- Add all the ingredients into a blender and process to obtain a creamy liquid.
- Divide into serving bowls, garnish with the ingredients of choice, and serve straight away.