Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Sweet mango and earthy pumpkin complement each other beautifully in this Mango Pumpkin Smoothie bowl, topped with autumnal garnishes like cinnamon, pepitas and pecans.

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

So, funny story about this Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl…when I shot these photos the other day I was really attempting to re-shoot the photos for this Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Which if I’m being honest I totally hesitated linking to because I’m a little embarrassed by the photo quality of that old recipe- which is exactly why I was trying to update them with newer, prettier images!

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

But you know what? We all had to start somewhere, right? And it’s kind of cool to be able to chronicle your progress over time with something like photography, where you can go back and compare the level where you once were to where you are now.

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

So go ahead and check out the other pumpkin smoothie on the site and we can have a chuckle together over my newbie food photography skills of the past. I definitely feel I’ve come a long way, and I’m proud of that. At the same time, there is still so much more to learn! But the challenge is what I love most about it, so imma keep making things in the kitchen and taking lots of pictures of them, and hopefully you’ll stick around on this little journey with me.

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Anyway, back to these Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowls. When I went to reshoot that old recipe, I discovered I was missing one of the key ingredients needed to make them- frozen bananas. Well, I wasn’t out, but the ones in the freezer were old and oxidized and had a bit of freezer burn starting to develop; not ideal.

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

I tried using them anyway and the smoothie turned out a watery mess, essentially a big fat fail. Frantic because I had my heart set on shooting it that day and my whole set up ready and waiting, I noticed that I did have a bag of much fresher looking frozen mango. I thought I’d give it a shot, and the result was so enticing that I immediately knew this Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl deserved it’s very own spot here on Le Petit Eats.

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

The combination of mango and pumpkin totally works! I feel like this discovery is kind of a big deal and I’m really excited about the possibilities. The mango adds a natural sweetness, eliminating the need for added sugars (although I do like to add a touch of maple syrup, more for the flavor that pairs so well with pumpkin). It also delivers the frozen element required for smoothie bowls in a more refreshing way than bananas do.

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Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
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Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Assorted toppings such as: sliced banana, pecans, hemp seeds and cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Add pumpkin, mango, cashew milk, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to a blender and pulse until smooth (if smoothie is too thick, add a splash or two more of cashew milk). Transfer to a bowl and add toppings.

 

Mango Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

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Comments

  1. Dahn

    Your photography is gorgeous! I think your older post looks great too. My photos were so bad when I started but it would take forever to re-shoot all of them.

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    1. Denisse Post author

      I know I wish I could go back and re-shoot all my old photos too! I’ve just been focusing on re-shooting and re-working certain posts that have ranked well in SEO to give them a little extra traffic boost. It’s easier and takes less time than creating a whole new post!

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    1. Denisse Post author

      Totally- I have been looking for ways to incorporate more veggies into my smoothies so they’re not all fruit- this is my favorite way yet!

      Reply
  2. Luci

    Looks delicious. I haven’t tried to make a smoothie bowl before but I might have to now. Mango and pumpkin seems like a great combo to me.

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