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Coconut and Mandarin Orange Vegan Smoothie Bowl

 

Medically reviewed by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN

Want a tasty vegan smoothie bowl recipe? This mandarin orange smoothie bowl is super tasty and easy. Whip up the creamy coconut smoothie bowl today!

  

Hello, mandarin orange smoothie bowl! This breakfast treat blends together creamy coconut milk and coconut yogurt with mandarin oranges and bananas.

 

You also get crunchy coconut flakes in this absolutely delicious smoothie bowl. Yum.

  

Looking for dairy free smoothies? This easy Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl recipe is a healthy breakfast choice! It's loaded with bananas, protein and more!

Why This Mandarin Orange Smoothie is Fab

  

If you love smoothie bowls, this recipe is for you. I've been obsessed with smoothies lately, and recently I was set on the idea of creating a mandarin smoothie bowl reminiscent of an orange Creamsicle.

 

I had some coconut milk and coconut yogurt in my fridge, and I thought the creaminess of these ingredients would blend nicely with some in-season mandarin oranges.

 

The yogurt perfectly balances out the citric acid in the orange, and I added vanilla extract to sweeten the deal without adding any sugar.

 

And of course, smoothie bowls have toppings! So I added some of my faves: pistachios and chia seeds for protein and fiber, as well as shredded coconut and mandarin orange wedges because they're delicious.

 

Looking for dairy free smoothies? This easy Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl recipe is a healthy breakfast choice! It's loaded with bananas, protein and more!

Get Major Nutritional Benefits

 

Now, while this thick and creamy coconut yogurt smoothie bowl is delicious, it also has nutritional benefits to highlight. What kind of a blog post would this be without those?

 

You'll find whole mandarin oranges in this smoothie bowl, not orange juice. The fresh fruit provides vitamin C, while the pistachios and chia seeds offer protein and fiber. In fact, this orange Creamsicle smoothie bowl provides 14 grams of fiber, or 56% of your daily need!

 

I usually add nut butter such as almond or peanut butter to my smoothies. However, I decided to add healthy fats in the form of crunchy pistachios to this breakfast bowl.

 

The delicious, creamy taste comes from the coconut milk and coconut yogurt. I'll be honest with you: I typically prefer a milk with a higher amount of protein, such as soy or almond milk.

 

But I couldn't resist the creaminess of coconut milk in this recipe, and you get plenty of protein (9 grams) from other sources. So there's no need to add protein powder or anything like that.

 

As you would do with frozen berries, once you add the oranges you'll need to blend until smooth and creamy.

 

Ready to get blending??! Go ahead, and if you want to mix up your smoothie routine this week, also give my Vanilla Bean Smoothie, my Orange Strawberry Smoothie, and my Smoothie with Banana a taste!

 

This vegan smoothie bowl is a nutritious breakfast. If you want to make it a bit more decadent for a weekend morning, you can add some shaved dark chocolate as an additional smoothie bowl topping.

 

And if you're looking for other vegan recipes, give my smoothie with grape juice and my pizza with mushrooms a try.

  

Looking for dairy free smoothies? This easy Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl recipe is a healthy breakfast choice! It's loaded with bananas, protein and more!

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This blog post was updated in June 2020.

 

Looking for dairy free smoothies? This easy Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl recipe is a healthy breakfast choice! It's loaded with bananas, protein and more!

  

What are your thoughts on this topic? What are your favorite smoothie bowl combinations? Leave a comment and let me know!

 

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Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

Yield: 1 bowl
Author:
Prep time: 5 MCook time: Total time: 5 M
Hello, mandarin orange smoothie bowl! This breakfast treat blends together creamy coconut milk and coconut yogurt with mandarin oranges and bananas. Yum.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ frozen banana
  • 1 ½ peeled seedless mandarin orange, divided (I used Wonderful Halos mandarin oranges)
  • ice, as desired
  • 2 Tablespoons pistachios
  • 2 Tablespoons dried shredded coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions:

How to cook Vegan Mandarin Orange Creamy Coconut Smoothie Bowl

  1. Blend coconut milk, yogurt, vanilla, banana, 1 orange, and ice as desired.
  2. Pour into bowl, and top with remaining orange wedges, pistachios, coconut, and chia seeds.

Calories

420

Fat (grams)

21

Sat. Fat (grams)

8

Carbs (grams)

54

Fiber (grams)

14

Sugar (grams)

28

Protein (grams)

9

Sodium (milligrams)

60

Cholesterol (grams)

54
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