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Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl

I love eating fresh fruit in the morning. It’s cool and refreshing, which helps wake me up. But sometimes I like to get a little creative and mix it up a bit. And that’s exactly what I’ve done with this Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl! 

It’s a spin on the classic breakfast smoothie in that it’s served in a bowl, which helps to slow down consumption and aids in satiety. But that’s not all. It also allows me to incorporate other healthy ingredients, such as granola, which is a great ingredient to support digestion.

You can tell from the name that the featured ingredient in this Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl is obviously the antioxidant-rich mango. The mango isn’t only a delicious and hydrating food, but it’s also full of nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, E, and K as well as folate, copper, manganese, and many other minerals. 

As a result, mangoes are known to support digestion, heart health, immune health, and more. In fact, mango is commonly referred to as “king of the fruits” due to its health benefits and popularity in tropical regions. 

According to a 2017 review, the polyphenols in mangoes are so powerful that they provide the fruit with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-cancer properties! [1

Interestingly, a 2015 animal study showed that mango extract significantly reduced blood glucose levels while increasing plasma insulin levels in lab animals.

In fact, the researchers went so far as to state that the mango extract provided comparable results to that of metformin (a common diabetes drug known for its significant side effects). [2]

When you combine this powerhouse fruit with the other health-promoting ingredients featured in this recipe (such as strawberries, bananas, nut milk, ginger, citrus, and more), this Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl may be one of the healthiest jumpstarts to your day yet! The best part? It’s great as a snack, too!

So, give it a try and see what you think! Just make sure you have enough ingredients on hand to make a second batch the next day. Trust me, you’ll be glad you prepared ahead of time when you discover how much you love this sweet, filling treat!

 

Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl

Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 2

 

Mango berry smoothie bowl - Dr. Pingel

 

Ingredients

1 cup frozen mango chunks

1½ cup frozen strawberries 

2 bananas, sliced (fresh or frozen) 

½ cup nut milk of choice (preferably coconut or cashew)

1-2 teaspoons powdered ginger

Juice of ½ lime 

¼ cup orange juice 

 

Toppings (optional):

Coconut yogurt

Lime zest

Hemp seeds

Shredded coconut

Granola

 

Directions

1. In a high-speed blender, blend together all the ingredients on high until well-combined. 

Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl 1

2. Divide equally into two bowls, and add the toppings, if using.

Mango berry smoothie bowl - Dr. Pingel

Mango berry smoothie bowl - Dr. Pingel

Mango Berry Smoothie Bowl

Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 
  • 2 bananas, sliced (fresh or frozen) 
  • 1/2 cup nut milk of choice (preferably coconut or cashew)
  • 1-2 tsp powdered ginger
  • Juice of ½ lime 
  • 1/4 cup orange juice 

Toppings (optional)

  • Coconut yogurt
  • Lime zest
  • Hemp seeds
  • Shredded coconut
  • Granola

Instructions
 

  • In a high-speed blender, blend together all the ingredients on high until well-combined. 
  • Divide equally into two bowls, and add the toppings, if using.

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