The Foodie Physician: Dining with the Doc: Tropical Smoothie Bowl
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Dining with the Doc: Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Packed with nutritious ingredients to get your day going, this creamy vegan smoothie bowl is a tropical delight!

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On most weekdays, I grab a quick breakfast on my way out the door.  I usually don’t have a lot of time in the morning yet I know how important it is to eat a good breakfast.  But on days when I have the luxury of a little more time, I like to give myself a little extra treat.


Smoothie bowls are all the rage right now.  A little more substantial than a smoothie, smoothie bowls are thicker and as the name suggests, you eat them in a bowl with a spoon instead of drinking them with a straw.  While smoothies are usually something you take on the go, smoothie bowls are a little more special because you can sit down and enjoy them as a meal.  Plus, you can also top them with a bunch of yummy and nutritious toppings.  Diced fruit, berries, granola, nuts, seeds, edible flowers or pretty much anything else you can think of.  The sky’s the limit! 




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I usually go with Greek yogurt as the base for my smoothies and smoothie bowls but today I decided to try something a little different and used Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative.  Made with soy, this creamy product has a taste and texture similar to yogurt.  It also boasts 6 grams of protein per serving and is an excellent source of calcium and Vitamin D.  Plus, it’s non-GMO and uses no artificial flavors, colors or high fructose corn syrup.  It’s a great option for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan or anyone avoiding dairy products in general.    


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It comes in several flavors but I decided to use vanilla so that I could dress it up with my own flavors and ingredients.  I usually tend to gravitate towards traditional toppings on my yogurt like berries, granola and nuts. But today, in honor of Top it Tuesday, I was in the mood for something a little more exotic.  Tuesday is the perfect day of the week that could use a little bit more love.  So I made a tropical smoothie bowl, blending the Silk vanilla dairy-free yogurt alternative with frozen mango and coconut milk.  To stick with the tropical theme, I topped it off with some more mango, slices of vibrant, green kiwi and dried coconut flakes.  And finally, for extra texture and a boost of omega-3s, fiber and antioxidants, I sprinkled on some chia seeds.  This smoothie bowl is the perfect dish to get you going in the morning and it will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical paradise, all in the comfort of your own home. 


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Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 container (5.3 ounces) Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
1 cup frozen mango chunks
¼ cup light coconut milk
Toppings: diced mango, sliced kiwi, chia seeds and unsweetened coconut flakes


Directions:
Puree the Silk Vanilla Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative, mango and coconut milk together in a blender until smooth.  Pour into a bowl.  Top with diced mango, sliced kiwi, chia seeds and coconut flakes.


One serving (toppings not included): Calories 276; Fat 7.4g (Sat 3.7g); Protein 7.4g; Carb 45.5g; Fiber 4.6g; Sodium 94mg


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What are your favorite yogurt or parfait toppings?  Leave a comment below and let me know!

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This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

16 comments :

  1. This looks so refreshing! I love tropical flavors like this! pinned :)

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  2. Smoothies are just so much better in a bowl!! :) This looks delish!

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  3. I love my smoothies but I have yet to dive into the smoothie-bowl world. This looks delicious! I might have to give it a try :)

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  4. How gorgeous is this!! Love all things smoothie bowls!

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  5. for some reason, i want to drink my smoothie and dont have a patience for this spoon and bowl situation, clearly not in the morning.

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  6. Yay! A combination of so many of my favorite things! <3 I just realized that I haven't had kiwi in forever! :x I'm gonna need to make this!

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  7. I've just entered the smoothie world and I LOVE the idea of a smoothie bowl!

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  8. I love smoothies, but never had a smoothie bowl before! Yours is so artfully displayed. It's tough to find tropical fruit now though

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  9. Thanks so much Natalie! Keep it in my mind for the summer :)

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