It’s back to school for us this week and I’m so happy. I love summer but we all need to be on a better schedule. I have two teenage girls at home and they need a quick breakfast that isn’t junk food. We love acai bowls so I thought it would be fun to try a smoothie bowl. My Tropical Berry Smoothie Bowls turned out incredible and resulted in some very happy teenagers.
Isn’t that so beautiful? The base is a blend of frozen strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, banana, vanilla yogurt, milk, and honey. Have you ever been to Jamba Juice? It tastes just like their Caribbean Passion flavored smoothie. Then we topped ours with granola, slivered almonds, coconut, chia seeds, blueberries and fresh strawberries. We devoured them!
How to Make Tropical Berry Smoothie Bowls
The process to make my Tropical Berry Smoothie Bowls is so simple and would be the perfect recipe to get kids in the kitchen to help. If you have picky eaters, make the base smoothie then add toppings to bowls like I did and let them choose. In my experience, kids are more willing to try new things if they help prepare and have choices.
Before you get started on the smoothie base, get all of the toppings ready to go. That way, your smoothie doesn’t melt while you’re getting the toppings prepared.
Next, add 1 cup of each fruit plus one whole banana to the blender. Frozen fruit works best for this because you want it to be thick and cold to hold up to the toppings. If you only have fresh fruit, just freeze it the night before.
Then, add your milk of choice, vanilla yogurt, honey and a few ice cubes to the blender and blend until smooth. I used unsweetened almond milk but you could use any plant based milk or cow’s milk. Also, if you’re not a fan of Greek yogurt, just use traditional vanilla yogurt. This is the yogurt that I used and we loved the addition of vanilla bean.
Now all you have to do is pour into bowls and add the toppings of your choice. This batch made four bowls that were about 20 oz each. They were almost too big so you could definitely stretch this into six servings. If you have leftover smoothie, make popsicles! That’s what we did and they are delicious.
Toddlers, kids, teens, and adults will flip over these Tropical Berry Smoothie Bowls! They are healthy, filling, delicious, and so much fun to make. Perfect for busy school mornings or even an after school snack. When you make them, tag me on social media so I can see your beautiful creations!
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Tropical Berry Smoothie Bowls
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- 1 5.3 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2-2 cups milk (any kind)
- 4-6 ice cubes
- Slivered almonds
- Chia seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Fresh strawberries, blueberries and/or banana slices
- Place pineapples, mangoes, strawberries, banana, yogurt, honey, milk and ice cubes in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk if needed. The consistency should be thick.
- Pour smoothie into bowls and add toppings of choice. Serve immediately.
- If you have leftover smoothie base, it makes amazing homemade popsicles.
- If you have smaller appetites to feed, this recipe could be stretched to make smaller bowls.