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Tired of eating cornflakes for breakfast? Try this wholesome mango-banana smoothie bowl instead

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and whip up this simple mango-banana smoothie bowl for breakfast.
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Smoothie bowls can keep your hunger pangs at bay. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 13 Oct 2023, 15:29 pm IST
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Golgappe, pizza, and how can we forget dalgona coffee… all these dishes are making appearances on one or the other Instagram feed. #LockdownCravings! While there is a lot to rejoice about, since these are signs that the takeout generation is learning to cook at home-where are the healthy recipes? 

If you’ve been wondering the same, we’re here with a delish and easy recipe that will give you a chance to boast of your culinary skills to the whole world without adding to your waistline. 

It’s summer time people, so we thought we’ll make some noise for our desi boys–mango and banana. So, today we are going to help you make a perfect a mango-and-banana smoothie bowl that makes for the perfect brekkie


1 ripe mango, roughly chopped
1 ripe banana, roughly chopped
1 firm banana, sliced
1 firm mango, finely sliced
1 apple, finely sliced
15 – 20 black grapes
2 tbsp yoghurt (chilled)
50 ml toned milk (chilled)
2 tbsp honey
2 cardamoms
1 tbsp roasted flax seeds
1 tbsp roasted chia seeds
Assorted nuts (almonds, walnuts, and raisins), soaked overnight  


1. In a blender put the banana, mango, yoghurt, milk, honey, and cardamom. Blend until smooth. You can add more milk if you want a thinner consistency.

2. Pour the mixture in a bowl and start garnishing. Start with a layer of chopped bananas and raisins. Top with a layer of mangoes and walnuts. Finish with a layer of grapes, almonds, and apples.

3. Sprinkle some chia and flax seeds on top, and your appetizing and super nourishing smoothie bowl is ready to eat.

Banana and mango won’t make you fat, contrary to what you think
Did you know that a mango (about 200 to 250 grams) will give you 150 to 175 kcals, but one piece of cake has upto 350 kcals to offer? 

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First of all, eating anything in moderation won’t do you any harm! And you will be glad to know that these two fruits are a powerhouse of nutrients. From antioxidants to fibre, they have it all. 

In fact, a study published in a journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights has suggested that eating mangoes helps in improving blood glucose level, especially in people who are obese.

Regulate insulin in your body and avoid diabetes with this smoothie bowl. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

And when it comes to bananas then again you might be judging them wrong. A study published in the journal Nutrient claims that having one to two bananas daily can help regulate your body weight

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, make use of these yummy fruits and enjoy your smoothie bowl. 

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Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content. ...Read More

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