As a student, there’s only two battles you face on campus: 1) your grades of course and 2) eating healthy while you’re surrounded by fast food chains, or friends that are constantly eating out. That’s why, being at home is one of the easiest times for me to stay on track with eating healthy and clean. What better and more colorful way to do so than with a fresh Mango Pineapple smoothie bowl? Here’s how you can whip up your own batch:
- 1 Banana
- 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup mango, frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
- Chia seeds
- Flax seeds
- granola oats
- 3-4 strawberries, sliced
- Blend your banana, greek yogurt, frozen mango, and frozen pineapple in a blender. It’s important that both the pineapple and mango are frozen, as the consistency we’re aiming for in a smoothie bowl is far more thick than a regular smoothie. Blending should take about 2-3 minutes. If the frozen fruits aren’t blending with ease, stop your blender every 20 seconds and use a spoon to stir the mixture inbetween pulses.
- Pour your smoothie mix into a serving bowl. Now here comes the fun part, topping time. With smoothie bowls the possibility of toppings are endless, but I personally decided to opt for chia seeds, flax seeds, granola oats, strawberry slices, and more mango slices. Chia and flax are both an excellent source of omega-3, so these toppings are sure to power boost your day and your metabolism!
And there you have it! One healthy, refreshing mango pineapple smoothie bowl. Not only are these a great breakfast, but also serve as a healthy treat for the perfect “cheat meal”. This healthy eat is approved by yours truly – S.