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[RECIPE] Tropical Citrus Smoothie Bowl

You know it is spring when your day starts with fresh, bright, cool and creamy smoothie bowls for breakfast!

Colourful, fresh produce looks enticing and also tastes great. It is packed full of nutrients like vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes. And freezing some of your fruit ingredients also helps to create the thick consistency you want in a smoothie bowl, with some coolness to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to start your day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup coconut yoghurt
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 spoon whey protein, unflavoured
  • 1 juiced orange
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp natural honey

Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit that contain fibre, manganese, calcium and vitamins C and B6. They also contain bromelain, an enzyme that aids with protein digestion.

Pineapple slices with leaves. Pineapple isolate. Cut pineapple on white.

Toppings

  • ¼ orange, sliced
  • ¼ lemon, sliced
  • Handful of almonds
  • 1 tsp mixed seeds

Coconut milk is lactose free, which makes it an ideal milk substitute. It contains a beneficial fat called lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that is easily absorbed and metabolised for energy.

Instructions

  1. Wash all fruits.
  2. Place all the ingredients in your high-speed blender and pulse until thick.
  3. Transfer smoothie mixture to a serving bowl.
  4. Top with honey and garnish with seeds, almonds and orange and lemon slices.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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