Peach Mango Smoothie Bowl
Transform your sippable morning smoothie into a more satisfying meal with this mango peach smoothie bowl recipe! A 4-ingredient frozen fruit smoothie that’s so thick and creamy, you can eat with a spoon. Almost like a sweet, tropical breakfast sorbet! Instead of drinking your breakfast, learn how to make a breakfast smoothie bowl with mango, peach, banana, and coconut milk—customized with your favorite toppings.
For a comforting flavor twist, try my winter-spiced pear smoothie bowl!
What is a breakfast smoothie bowl?
A breakfast smoothie bowl is just a thicker, more luscious smoothie that’s served in a bowl with toppings like fruit, granola, nuts, and seeds. Think of this mango smoothie bowl almost like a vegan yogurt parfait, but with a fruit smoothie as the base instead of yogurt! Acai bowls are perhaps the best-known variety, but you can turn all sorts of healthy smoothies into smoothie bowls if you get the texture right.
Smoothies vs. Smoothie Bowls for Breakfast
Both smoothies and smoothie bowls are nourishing ways to start the day. But, our bodies and brains register drinking a smoothie differently than eating and chewing a breakfast smoothie bowl with tasty toppings on it. When we chew food, our bodies release digestive enzymes that help us absorb nutrients from our food, and we give the body time to release hormones that tell us we’re full. And, chewing also stimulates our brains, so we’re more likely to remember eating breakfast, and feel fuller because of that!
Tips to Make your Mango Smoothie Bowl Thicker
- Use Frozen Fruit. Making this smoothie bowl recipe with frozen mango, frozen peach, and frozen banana will create a much thicker and creamier texture than using fresh fruit. You can absolutely use fresh fruit instead, or fresh fruit plus some ice to help thicken it up—but adding ice can water-down the sweet, fruity flavor. Ultimately, for the best breakfast smoothie bowl texture, use mostly (or all) frozen fruits!
- Choose a Creamy Milk. You can use any variety of milk in your homemade smoothie bowls, but the best options are richer, creamier milks—typically those with a higher fat content. Full-fat coconut milk and coconut cream are my go-to choices for the thickest, most satisfying texture. Or, you could even freeze coconut milk into ice cubes and blend them into this mango peach smoothie bowl for maximum creaminess!
- Skip the Sweetener. I find that I don’t need any added sugar in this mango smoothie bowl because the fruit is full of natural sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough for you, consider adding another half or full frozen banana instead of sweetener. That way you’ll add natural sugars and an extra boost of creaminess from the frozen fruit!
- Add Creamy Bonus Ingredients. You can also thicken up the texture with the help of other ingredients. Try making your mango smoothie bowl with oats, yogurt, chia seeds, or even mashed sweet potato!
Peach Mango Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
- Frozen Mango. Although you can use fresh mango in this recipe, a frozen mango smoothie bowl will turn out the thickest and creamiest. And, since mango is one of the naturally sweetest fruits, it’s the perfect base ingredient for an all-natural smoothie bowl with no added sugar. If you want a substitute, you could replace mango with an additional frozen banana, or with frozen pineapple.
- Frozen Peach Slices. I love the summery, floral sweetness that peaches add to this breakfast bowl! You can either buy frozen peaches at the grocery store, or slice fresh peaches and freeze them yourself. For a substitute, you could use nectarines, apricots, or plums—or skip the peaches and make a simple mango banana smoothie base instead.
- Frozen Banana. A classic ingredient for thick smoothie bowls, adding satisfying sweetness and a creamier texture! Again, you can use a fresh banana instead but the texture will turn out thinner. If you’d rather make your mango smoothie bowl without banana, you can substitute with additional frozen mango, or add a different frozen fruit like pineapple, berries, or even frozen avocado.
- Coconut Milk. Full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream will give you the thickest texture, but you can really use any milk that you prefer. In addition to milk, you could also make this mango peach smoothie bowl with yogurt (dairy or nondairy) to boost the creaminess.
Can I prep breakfast smoothie bowls ahead of time?
To meal prep smoothie bowls for the week, you can prep the base ingredients into smoothie freezer packs. Just portion the frozen fruit into jars and store in the freezer, then add milk and blend in the mornings. Or, if you’re only prepping for 1-2 days ahead of time, you can store already-blended meal prep smoothies in the fridge. Just blend the frozen mango smoothie bowl base and store it in sealed jars, ready to shake up and serve with toppings in the mornings.
What toppings should I put on a smoothie bowl?
The best part of this mango and peach smoothie bowl is customizing it with toppings! You can really use anything that you like, and you can change them up to add variety to your breakfast each day.
Best Breakfast Smoothie Bowl Toppings
- Fresh Fruit: sliced banana, mango, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, apple, pear
- Dried Fruit: raisins, dried cranberries, coconut chips or shreds, chopped dates
- Grains: your favorite granola, toasted rolled oats, muesli
- Nuts & Seeds: sliced almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts
- Nut Butter or Yogurt: peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, Greek yogurt, coconut milk yogurt
- Chocolaty Toppings: cacao nibs, chocolate chips
Mango Peach Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
Breakfast Smoothie Bowl:
- 1 cup mango, frozen
- ½ cup peach slices, frozen
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅓ cup coconut milk
- coconut flakes
- chia seeds
- chopped pistachios or almond slivers
- strawberries or blueberries
- kiwi, sliced
- fresh mint, chopped
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. It should be nice and thick!
- Transfer to a bowl, add favorite toppings, grab a spoon and enjoy!
- Yields 1 mango peach breakfast smoothie bowl.