Super-simple ‘throw it in the blender’ Mango Raspberry Smoothie with Coconut… Thick and tropical, it makes a healthy dessert or smoothie breakfast bowl. Gluten and dairy free. Optional Vegan.
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Mango Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Coconut as a dessert!
I’d never considered making a smoothie as a dessert before… until making this Mango Raspberry Smoothie ‘Pudding’. But you know what? It works! It’s delicious, thick and lusciously fruity… and really good for you too! Who needs chocolate? Okay… maybe that’s going a bit far, but there are always days when we crave a bit of fruit and healthiness, so why not?!
And to be honest, this recipe is definitely more dessert than smoothie in thickness… Creamy with the added coconut milk and banana… All pimped with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut and some dark chocolate or carob chips. Just pass me the spoon!
Mango Smoothie… Tropical flavours in a bowl
I love that smoothies are so versatile. They can be made with pretty much any fruit and veg that doesn’t require cooking. And this one’s full of tropical goodness… The flavours of sunshine and warmth soaking the palate with summer. Apart from the raspberries (which I love for the colour they add), Mango Raspberry Smoothie is made with ingredients usually grown in sunnier climes… Perfectly ripe mango, banana, coconut milk and a little baobab powder. It’s a tropical beach in a bowl.
Adding Coconut Milk to Mango Raspberry Smoothie….
The main liquid base to this smoothie bowl is coconut milk. But not all coconut milk is created equal… It is worth using a good brand with a minimum 70% and preferably higher coconut extract. It just makes the smoothie dessert that much richer, thicker and more delicious. I usually buy mine from Sainsbury… Their own brand coconut milk is amongst the best I have found. At 75% coconut extract, it makes fabulous Vegan No Churn Ice Cream, tropical no-mayo Pineapple Coleslaw, and Whipped Coconut Cream.
Is this Mango Raspberry Smoothie Vegan?
All ingredients in my Mango Raspberry Smoothie Bowl are completely natural. It is gluten free and dairy free apart from the honey. No problem! If you are Vegan for ethical reasons, simply sub the honey for a tot of Maple Syrup. Or leave it out altogether.
When to eat Mango Raspberry Smoothie
Because this smoothie is really thick, it is not really a ‘drink’ as such… It makes a great, very easy dessert. Top it with dark chocolate (or carob) chips, coconut shavings, or a sprinkle of nuts, to make it more of a ‘pudding’.
However… There is a third way to eat Mango Raspberry Smoothie with Coconut. It’s absolutely incredible frozen as well. Simply pop it into lolly moulds and put them in the freezer for a few hours… Tropical refreshment ready and waiting… Sun or no sun!
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Mango Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Coconut
- sharp vegetable knife
- can opener
- serving dishes
- 1 large ripe mango peeled and de-stoned
- 100 g fresh raspberries
- 1 medium banana peeled
- 1 tbsp Baobab powder optional
- 1½ tbsp honey or to taste
- 300 ml coconut milk preferably 70% min coconut extract
- desiccated coconut; dark chocolate or carob chips; nuts; oats or buckwheat flakes, etc or any other topping you choose
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour or spoon into serving glasses and sprinkle with any extras you choose.
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