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Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls

These Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls are everything you love about Orange Julius with a fresh, flavorful twist. Top them with your favorites to eat the rainbow!

Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls -- Everything you love about an Orange Julius with a fresh spin!

The first summer that Michael and I were married, we lived in a tiny little apartment with no air conditioning. It was a sweltering summer and, as a new food blogger, I was doing a lot of baking projects. Don’t ask me why I thought that summer with no air conditioning was a good time to heat up my kitchen on the regular with baking projects.

I’m a bit of a crazy person.

Anyway, by the time we were done with classes and work for the day and dinner rolled around, it was soooo hot that all I wanted in life was something cold and fast. Like Orange Julius. We made it the same way I used to in my middle school home economics class–orange juice concentrate, banana, milk, ice cubes, sugar and vanilla. And Michael and I probably ate 100 of those over the course of that sweaty hot summer.

We’ve hardly ever made them again that way (that happens when you eat something for about 100 days in a row). Instead, we take the elements and change it up with fresh, healthier ingredients.

Everything you need to make a delicious Mango Smoothie Bowl.

My favorite variations are Peach Julius, Pineapple Julius, Mango Julius. Peach, pineapple, and mango lend enough natural sweetness that there’s no need for added sugar. I still hit the right Julius notes with orange juice (rather than concentrate), creaminess (now from coconut milk), and a few drops of vanilla. The end result is creamy and luscious–the perfect base for smoothie bowls!

These Mango Smoothie Bowls are so creamy and luscious! Top them with your favorites for a fresh, healthy breakfast.

Notes on the Recipe

The goodies on top. Top them with whatever you like–my favorites are fresh fruit, coconut, nuts, or granola. Macadamia nuts are amazing. Raspberries are awesome. Really any fruit will do–mango, banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, pineapple… anything!

Change it Up! Sometimes, I’ll make peaches the star here and do 2 cups peaches and 1 cup mango. Or, you can make pineapple the star and do 2 cups pineapple and 1 cup peaches or mango. This is also an awesome recipe to add spinach or kale to. I go for about 1 cup of spinach when I add it.

High five your future self. Also, I’ll just add that if you pour this mixture (the whole thing, or any leftovers you have) into popsicle molds, you’ll want to give yourself twenty high fives. They make the best creamy snack later!

Change up your morning routine with these fresh Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls.

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Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: about 2 servings 1x

Description

I use frozen fruit in this recipe. If you’re using fresh, simply add about 1 cup of ice while you’re blending.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • a few drops of vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the blender. Puree until completely smooth, adding a little more juice, coconut milk (or even a bit of water) as necessary.

 

Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls! Top these with your favorite fresh fruit, granola, or nuts for a delicious healthy breakfast.
These Mango Julius Smoothie Bowls are fresh, creamy, and delicious. The perfect healthy breakfast or snack!

Fresh, bright, and delicious, these Mango Julius Smoothie bowls are incredible!

4 Comments

  1. I have a quick question for you Emily: Is it possible for something to taste TOO delicious?! I am working from today home due to an ice storm we’re having here (yuck!) and I was just starting to feel a bit peckish when your email popped up! I wasn’t sure what I was craving but it was obviously Mango Julius Smoothie! I took your advice and poured the leftover in my Zoku Popsicle maker so we can have a tasty treat later on! Thanks so much for brightening up my day!

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