To me, texture makes up 75% of the joy in a smoothie bowl. I like it thick enough that berries float and a spoon is much more practical than a straw. And if you have little air bubbles on top you know you’ve gotten a good texture! (You know what texture I really dislike in smoothies? Frozen or icy.)
You know what else has great texture? Homemade slime!
Back to the smoothie! Tropical fruits – bananas and mango – give this bowl most of its superb texture.
I added full-fat cottage cheese for more thickening power, a touch of tang, and a nice heft of protein.
And finally, spinach gives it a lovely shade of muted green, plus bonus nutrition. I almost always throw a handful of spinach into my smoothies because why not!?
Serves two! One of me, one for Mr. Mazen.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl
- 1/2 cup full fat cottage cheese
- 1.25 cups 2% milk
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 generous cup frozen mango
- 1 small handful greens
- *optional vanilla protein powder of your choice
- Blend away!
- Divide between two bowls and enjoy.