A beautiful bright orange squash and mango smoothie bowl topped with fresh berries, banana and hemp seeds. Creamy and delicious.
I added a tablespoon of hemp seed hearts to add a slight nuttiness, protein and omega-3’s.
This is sure to cheer you up for breakfast when the weather’s a wee bit chilly, or on a rainy day! It’s quite filling with the protein from the hemp seeds and the banana.
Why A Butternut Squash Smoothie Bowl?
Butternut Squash is one of those vegetables that excite me about the arrival of autumn and the colder months in our calendar.
Soft and creamy and ever so vibrant in colour they’re a true comfort food. Yet I can’t finish a whole one in a week on my own, so I decided to see what they’re like in a smoothie bowl.
They’re mild in flavour and adding mango gives this a gorgeous deep orange colour and sweet tropical flavour that we all love.
Using a squash is a great way to add a mild tasting vegetable to a smoothie or a smoothie bowl.
The same shape as a butternut squash, you could also use a coquina squash which is slightly darker in colour and the taste is sweeter too.
The wonderful thing about smoothie bowls of course is that you get all the sweet creaminess of a smoothie and you can use toppings to add in different textures and flavours.
Mango: mango provides a very sweet, juicy tropical flavour to this smoothie bowl. They’re highly fragrant and also rich in vitamin A, C and minerals folate and copper.
Banana: banana really thickens up this smoothie bowl while adding fibre, potassium, vitamins C and B6.
Blueberries: blueberries add a beautiful deep blue contrast to the vibrant orange of this smoothie bowl and are an excellent form of vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants. They also add a slightly sweet and sharp little pop to this dish!
Blackberries: blackberries appear in UK hedgerows from late June to November. Like blueberries, blackberries are rich in anthocyanins which give them their deep blue colour and are full of nutrients like vitamins A, C, E and B vitamins.
Hemp Seeds: the addition of hemp seeds adds more protein to this smoothie as well and omega-3’s, fibre and other important nutrients including calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc.
- Goji Berries
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
- Shredded coconut / coconut flakes
- Cashew nuts
- Pecan Nuts
- Coconut yogurt
More vegan breakfast ideas.
If you like this squash and mango smoothie bowl for breakfast, please also check out my other breakfast ideas:
- Strawberry and Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
- Red Berry Chia Pudding with Almond Milk
- Overnight Oats with Apple, Pomegranate & Pecans
Butternut squash and mango berry smoothie bowl
- Blender or food processor.
- Sharp knife.
- Chopping board.
- Small bowl
- 1 Cup butternut squash.
- 2 bananas.
- ½ a mango.
- ½ Cup (250ml) almond milk.
- small handful of blueberries.
- small handful of blackberries
- 1 Tablespoon hemp seeds.
- Peel and chop the squash and mango into bite sized pieces. Peel and slice the bananas, reserving half of one until later.
- Place the remaining banana into the blender together with the chopped butternut squash, mango and almond milk. Blend until smooth and pour into a small bowl.
- Top the smoothie mix with the remaining banana then add the blackberries, blueberries and hemp seeds. Serve.
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I’m off to make some tea!