A beautiful blue smoothie bowl made tropical-style with mango, banana, and coconut milk yogurt. Top it with paleo muesli and fresh fruit for an amazing breakfast.
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Can you believe the color of this smoothie bowl? It may appear artificial or straight-up magical, but I assure you, it’s neither.
The secret to making a blue smoothie bowl is using blue spirulina or blue pea powder. Simply add the powder to your smoothie ingredients, blend it up, and you get this magically blue color.
Just be sure you’re using white or pale fruit, such as banana, mango, and/or white grapes in order to preserve the integrity of the blue.
What is Blue Spirulina?
Blue spirulina powder comes from blue-green algae. It is considered to be a superfood, as it is packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants. It has been said that spirulina helps boost your energy level, improves your digestion, supports your metabolism, and increases your immune system.
What is Blue Pea Powder?
Blue pea powder comes from ground up pedals from the clitoria ternatea plant, also known as Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, blue pea, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea. It is often used to make caffeine-free tea – you may have seen some folks make blue lattes similar to matcha using this powder. Blue pea powder is full of antioxidants, and supports heart health.
Smoothie Bowl Toppings:
Let’s face it: the best part about a smoothie bowl is the toppings, amiright? I use Bob’s Red Mill Paleo-Style Muesli for topping this tropical blue smoothie bowl. The muesli contains flaked coconut, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, dried cranberries, and more! The muesli is the perfect compliment to the tropical essence of the smoothie.
If you’re a fan of muesli, cereal, and/or oatmeal for breakfast but have been looking for a grain-free, refined sugar-free alternative, this muesli’s your jam! I eat it in so many ways. As you can see, I eat it on my smoothie bowls, but I also mix it up with coconut milk yogurt, or I eat it like cereal with almond milk and fresh fruit. I’ve also been known to bake breakfast cookies using the muesli, but we’ll save that for a future post.
In addition to Bob’s Red Mill’s muesli, I top the blue smoothie bowl with fresh mango, sliced kiwi, and blueberries. I love the combination of these fruit with the muesli, but you can top the bowl with any fruit you have on hand. Clementines, banana, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and/or peaches would be great!
How to Make a Blue Smoothie Bowl:
Simply add all ingredients for the smoothie to a high-powered blender and blend until completely smooth.
Pour the thick smoothie into a bowl and top with your toppings of choice. Don’t forget the paleo muesli, meow!
Smoothie Bowl Tips:
In order to ensure your smoothie is thick enough for your toppings to stay afloat, you’ll want to minimize the liquid and be sure the fruit is frozen. I prefer peeling and chopping up fresh mangos to freeze versus using store-bought frozen mango. I find fresh mango to be much sweeter and have a better texture when blended.
- Replace the frozen mango with frozen white grapes.
- Use lemon zest instead of lime zest.
- Replace one of the bananas with1/2 cup frozen steamed cauliflower to reduce the amount of sugar.
- Substitute blueberry or vanilla yogurt for the plain coconut milk yogurt. I like Coyo’s coconut milk yogurt, but go with any of your favorites.
- If you eat gluten-free but not grain-free, you can top the bowl with Bob’s Red Mill’s gluten-free muesli.
Have a bowl!
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More Smoothie Bowl Recipes:
- Ginger Peach Smoothie Bowl
- Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl
- The Ultimate Acai Bowl
- Cherry Coconut Smoothie Bowls
Blue Smoothie Bowl
A tropical blue smoothie bowl with blue pea flower powder and mango.
- 1 1/2 ripe bananas peeled and frozen
- 1 cup fresh mango frozen
- 1/2 cup coconut milk yogurt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 2 to 3 tsp blue spirulina powder or blue pea flower powder
- 1/2 cup ice
Smoothie Bowl Toppings:
- 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Paleo Muesli
- 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 Kiwi peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mango peeled and chopped
Add all ingredients for the smoothie bowl to a blender and blend until smooth. If needed, add more almond milk to make smoothie thinner, or add ice to make smoothie thicker.
Pour blue smoothie into a bowl and top with paleo muesli and fresh fruit. Enjoy!