Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

October Recipe ReDux Theme: Plant Protein Power Bowls

Packed with protein, fiber and color, plant power bowls are trendy and delicious. Show us the healthy recipe that’s in your bowl.

Yea, me too.

I just realized, after seeing other blog posts from fellow members, that I greatly misunderstood this month’s challenge. I guess we all know what was on my mind when I read the simply-worded, no-brainer, obvious theme for October.

Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

So, here we are. No doubt I misunderstood, this is still a nutrient-packed, slightly protein-packed, delicious power bowl — if you must.

Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

Gorgeously hued, the color suggests how many nutrients are in this creamy smoothie bowl. Mango does the heavy lifting in this version acting as the base and adding tons of fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Banana and protein powder (if you choose to use it) offer a light, airy texture. Additionally, the banana adds fiber, vitamin C, B6, and Magnesium.

Then bump up the nutrition even more with a sprinkle of turmeric, which adds antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds —plus it amps up that gorgeous color.

Finally, add vanilla extract for a touch of natural sweetness and to balance out the flavors, and for a tropical twist add a splash of coconut extract.

Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

I chose to top this smoothie bowl with fresh black berries, goji berries, toasted slivered almonds and lime zest. I meant to add unsweetened shredded coconut, but completely forgot to add it (I’m on a roll, huh?). But don’t let these suggestions limit you. Choose toppings that you prefer; kiwi, pineapple, raspberries, nut butter, hemp seeds, flax seeds, the options are endless!

Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

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Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl | Zestful Kitchen

Mango – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 smoothie bowl 1x



2 cups frozen mango chunks

1 frozen banana, peeled

½ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ teaspoon coconut extract

¼ teaspoon turmeric or matcha powder

Optional:2 tablespoons vanilla protein powder


Lime zest

Toasted slivered almonds

Black berries

Goji berries

Cereal or granola

Chia seeds or flax seeds

Coconut flakes


Add mango chunks and banana to a high-powered blender or food processor.

Let fruit slightly thaw for 5-10 minutes. Add almond milk, lime juice, vanilla extract, coconut extract, turmeric, and protein powder (if using).

Blend until smooth and no chunks remain.

Transfer to a serving bowl and top with desired toppings.

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About The Author

Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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