This tropical ginger green smoothie bowl is packed with flavour and nutrition! It’s the perfect complementary blend of just a few wholesome and nutrient-dense ingredients.
How to Make a Tropical Ginger Green Smoothie Bowl
Step 1: Gather ingredients
Spinach – Start with a handful, or half a cup, and add as much as you want! You really cannot taste the greens at all in this smoothie bowl. Either fresh or frozen spinach works well. Alternatively, you can use kale or any other leafy green.
Ginger – Ginger packs quite a punch, so you can adjust the amount as you’d like. I use around a 1/2 inch or 1 inch knob. I always like to keep the skin on the ginger (after washing it well) to maximize the nutritional benefits.
Mango – Tasty, tropical mango is the perfect fruit for this smoothie bowl. Mango has the right amount of sweetness and tang to complement the ginger and blot out the spinach. Frozen mango chunks are essential for a proper smoothie bowl consistency.
Pineapple – I like to elevate the sweetness and fruitiness of this smoothie bowl with some frozen pineapple chunks. Pineapple has that perfect tropical and refreshing flavour as well as plenty of natural sweetness.
Milk – The liquid base of this smoothie. You can start with a small amount (1/2 cup) and add more as needed. Typically, I shy away from milk with green smoothies, but with this smoothie bowl, it totally works – probably because you can’t taste or notice the spinach at all :).
Yogurt – You can use any type of yogurt, but you’ll want to make sure it’s plain, unsweetened yogurt in order to keep the flavours clean and simple. A nice option is plain Greek yogurt, which can help elevate the thickness and creaminess of the smoothie bowl.
Vanilla extract – This is the final touch to the blend, and one you don’t want to leave out! Vanilla extract brings this smoothie bowl to a whole ‘nother level. Seriously, it goes so well with the dairy base, the mango, and even works wonderfully with the ginger! This is where the wait-this-tastes-like-ice-cream feeling comes from 🙂
Chia seeds – This is my favourite topping for this smoothie bowl (and for smoothie bowls in general). Chia seeds add so much fun texture, as well as amazing health benefits, to any smoothie bowl.
In addition to chia seeds, you can add whatever other smoothie bowl toppings you like. Here are some ideas:
- Fresh chopped fruits
- Coconut flakes
Step 2: Blend!
Add all ingredients to the blender in the order of: milk, yogurt, greens, ginger, frozen fruit.
Blend on high until thoroughly smooth (make sure all the ginger and frozen fruits are fully blended and not chunky!).
Pour into bowls, sprinkle with chia seeds (and add any other toppings of your choosing), and enjoy!
Give this tropical ginger green smoothie bowl recipe a blend, and let me know how you like it in the comments below!
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1 inch knob of ginger
- 1.5 cups frozen mango chunks
- Couple of pieces of frozen pineapple (~1/4 cup)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup plain, unsweetened yogurt
- Splash of vanilla extract (~1/2 tsp)
Toppings (all optional)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Chopped fresh fruits
- Coconut flakes
- Add all ingredients to a blender (frozen fruits added last).
- Blend on high until thoroughly smooth (about 30-60 seconds).
- Pour into bowls and top with toppings. Enjoy!