This post featuring my dairy-free citrus mint smoothie bowl recipe is sponsored by Danone North America. Please see my disclosures.
Citrus season is in full bloom and I’m going all out on the sweet, tart and juicy fruits right now. I cannot get enough of them!
If you also love citrus fruits, you’re going to love today’s recipe featuring a variety of beautiful oranges and Meyer lemons, along with other delicious fruits you can find at Sprouts right now.
I don’t know about you, but I love a good smoothie bowl. While I don’t enjoy them often, it was my favorite breakfast treat when I traveled through London.
I tried to replicate the acai bowl I loved so much in London in this recipe, and today, I’m making another smoothie bowl because, well, variety is the spice of life!
While smoothies are meant to be sipped, smoothie bowls are meant to be enjoyed in a bowl with a spoon.
Smoothie Bowl Ingredients
To make this beautiful, fruit-loaded smoothie bowl, you’ll need a few key ingredients that I’ll highlight next. See recipe below 👇 for a complete list of ingredients.
Citrus Fruits: Of course to make a citrus smoothie bowl, you’ll need some citrus fruits.
I used sumo and navel oranges and Meyer lemons to ensure this citrusy smoothie bowl is oh-so-citrusy. There are so many wonderful oranges in season and available at Sprouts right now, so pick what you like. You could instead use blood oranges, cara cara oranges or even grapefruit. Why not?
Bananas: Freeze a couple of ripe bananas the night before you make this citrus mint smoothie bowl. Frozen fruit will make sure your final, blended products is thick in texture.
Tip! Peel the bananas before freezing so the peel doesn’t stick to the banana.
Silk® Almondmilk: Of course you need milk or a milk alternative to complete the smoothie bowl base and to make your smoothie bowl rich and creamy. I don’t eat a lot of dairy, so I use Silk Almondmilk instead.
You could also use Silk Cashewmilk or Silk Coconutmilk. Choose what you like, you can’t go wrong.
When you choose plant-based, you’re being kinder to Mother Earth. In fact, Silk uses 80 percent less water and produces 40 less greenhouse gases to produce its milk alternative beverages.
Also, when compared to dairy milk, Silk Almondmilk contains more calcium and less calories. You can see a full nutritional comparison chart on the Silk website.
Mint: Mint is the perfect topping to this citrus mint smoothie bowl, adding a wonderful fresh, minty flavor to an already flavorful breakfast. The best way to enjoy mint in this recipe is by grinding it up with sugar.
To make the mint sugar topping, combine about 20 fresh mint leaves with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and blend in your food processor until the leaves are pulverized. Scrape down the sides as needed and set the mixture aside for later.
Making the Smoothie Base
To make the smoothie base, simply add your frozen bananas, Meyer lemon, navel orange and sumo oranges to your food processor or blender.
Then pour your creamy Silk Almondmilk over the top of the fruit and blend until the mixture is smooth. Do not over blend. You want this smoothie bowl to be thick!
Pour the mixture into two large bowls and set aside.
It’s All About the Layers
Now it’s time to layer your smoothie bowl with all sorts of fresh, in-season winter fruits. Be sure to add different flavors and textures along the way.
I use segments of peeled navel and sumo oranges, along with fresh blueberries, sliced kiwi, and fresh mint leaves to decorate my smoothie bowl to my liking.
I also add a dusting of coconut flakes and a sprinkle of the extraordinary sugar-mint mixture to add more flavor and texture to my smoothie bowl.
This recipe makes two smoothie bowls, perfect for me and my husband to nosh on for breakfast and to start off our days with some serious fuel.
As you can imagine, this recipe is almost like eating a bowl of creamy ice cream. It’s thick yet smooth and topped with lots of fresh winter fruits.
While the recipe is meant to be a breakfast recipe, I might have to make this recipe for dessert instead one day. I think it’s a great alternative to eating junk food, and you can’t go wrong with a fruit-loaded smoothie bowl any time of the day.
Ready to Celebrate Citrus?
If you’re ready to celebrate citrus too, be sure to stock up on all these essential, fresh, citrusy ingredients at Sprouts. There are so many great citrus fruits to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
Best of all, be sure to download the Sprouts mobile app and “clip” the Silk digital coupon for money off your purchase of any Silk product during the month of February.
All Silk products are vegan and contain no animal products or byproducts. They are also Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified.
All Silk products, except for Oat Yeah™ oatmilks, are gluten-free, and Silk says it has “allergen protocols in place to prevent and detect contamination by gluten or gluten components.”
To learn more about Silk products, visit Silk.com.
Citrus Mint Smoothie Bowl
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves about 20 mint leaves
Smoothie Bowl Base:
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 Meyer lemon peeled
- 1/2 navel orange peeled
- 1/2 sumo orange peeled
- 1/2 cup Silk™ Almondmilk
- 1/2 navel orange segmented
- 1/2 sumo orange segmented
- 1/2 cup blueberries to top
- 1 kiwi sliced
- 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- Fresh mint leaves
For the Mint Sugar:
- Add granulated sugar and fresh mint leaves to a food processor.
- Blend on high until mint is chopped up and combined with the sugar. Scrape down the sides as needed. Set aside.
For the Smoothie Bowls:
- Add frozen bananas, Meyer lemon, navel orange and sumo orange to a blender.
- Pour Silk Almondmilk over the top of the fruit. Blend until smooth.
- Pour mixture into two large bowls.
- Top with segmented navel orange, sumo orange, fresh blueberries, sliced kiwi, coconut flakes, and fresh mint leaves. Sprinkle mint sugar over the top and serve immediately.
- Make sure your bananas are frozen. This will make sure your smoothie bowl base is thick enough to hold up your toppings.
- This smoothie bowl is very bright and fresh. The oranges and Meyer lemon add a subtle citrus flavor that is also slightly sweet. I love to use Meyer lemon in this recipe because it is more mellow than regular lemons and gives this smoothie bowl a light pine flavor.
- While the mint sugar may seem like an unnecessary step, it is not to be missed! It adds a little crunch to your smoothie bowl and the fresh mint flavor pairs so well with the citrus. You will most likely have extra mint sugar mixture. It’s great for sprinkling over fresh fruit (especially citrus fruits) or in your iced tea.