My tropical smoothie bowl recipe rich in Vitamin C & digestive enzymes
This recipe is great for when you want a break from Acai and Pitaya and something different in the summer months as it has all the tropical flavours. The mango, pineapple and papaya give a good hit of digestive enzymes and the Gubinge is a fantastic food source of vitamin C.
Even better is the fact you can get the frozen fruit for this one at the supermarket - no need for any special smoothie packs - too easy!
If your just starting out with making smoothie bowls, I know how frustrating it can be when you keep getting runny ones. I have a few tips and tricks for you here, that I use to get mine thick and creamy every time.
- 1 frozen banana diced
- 1 cup frozen diced mango
- 1/2 heaped cup frozen diced pineapple
- 20mil coconut water kefir
- 20mil or 1 tablespoon of cold flaxseed oil
- 1 scoop of marine collagen powder (optional - doesn't affect the taste)
- 1 teaspoon Maca powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Gubinge powder
- Handful raw almonds - about 10-15
- Almond milk
- Get all your frozen ingredients out of the freezer and leave on the bench for about 10 minutes to slightly defrost.
- Add all of the ingredients to your high speed blender with a few good splashes of almond milk.
- Start blending. The blender will get stuck so you will need to stop and push the ingredients down with a spatula a few times - it's a labour of love, but keep persisting. If you think its needs a little more liquid only add a splash at a time. It will get to a point when it all starts to blend together, keep blending till it's nice and smooth and everything's mixed up. You know you have a good consistently when you can flip the blender upside down and the smoothie doesn't move (but do this with caution!)
- Scoop into a bowl and top with your favourite toppings - I always have about a tablespoon of chia seeds for fibre, about a teaspoon of hemp seeds if I have them for protein, fresh papaya, a scatter of cacao nibs (raw chocolate) and buckini's for some gluten free chocolately crunch.
Let me know how you go!