This tropical-inspired green smoothie bowl is bursting with the sweet summer flavours of mango and coconut, plus it’s packed with calcium, iron, folate, vitamin K1, vitamin A, and vitamin C thanks to the generous amount of kale blended in. The mojito aspect comes from the fresh mint. Mint is a carminative herb, meaning that it soothes the digestive tract and prevents gas and bloating. It also has cooling qualities, making this smoothie bowl the perfect heat wave meal. I added protein powder to my bowl to turn it into more of a meal, but you can certainly omit it if you are not a fan. You might want to add some avocado or nut butter instead.
Do you ever create a recipe and nail it on the first attempt?
Miracles do happen, folks.
This smoothie bowl is one such recipe. My primary motivator for nailing it on the first attempt was that I wanted a creamy, dreamy, sweet smoothie bowl that also qualified as a meal because heat waves and hot ovens/stove tops and I don’t mix well. Hence the addition of greens. I’m generally not a green smoothie lover (is it any surprise that the first two smoothies I posted on this blog were a Salted Caramel Frappuccino Smoothie and a Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie?), but when I want to pack a lot of nutrients into a drink, I suck it up and just add plenty of fruit along with the greens so as not to delve into swamp water territory (gross).
I think you guys will LOVE this smoothie bowl. It’s:
A multivitamin in a bowl!
Tropi-Kale Mojito Smoothie Bowls
Plant-based, gluten-free, vegan
Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
- 1/2 cup coconut water or mango juice (I used Happy Planet organic coconut water mango juice)
- 1/4 cup coconut yogurt
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 cup green kale
- 2 tbsp fresh mint
- 1 scoop plant protein powder of choice (I use this one), optional (if you omit the protein powder, add 1-2 tbsp nut butter or 1/4-1/2 an avocado to add more substance)
- 3 large ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to an upright blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Top with your choice of granola (I will post my own recipe soon; in the photo is Georgian Bay Granola Company organic granola) and bee pollen (I used Beekeeper’s Naturals brand) if desired.