Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Bowl – A thick, creamy, tropical breakfast that comes together in just a few minutes and is packed with plenty of protein!
Making a smoothie bowl is as quick as making a smoothie, but I find them a lot more satisfying. I love smoothies when I’m on the go, but if I’m eating at home, it’s nice to sit down to a proper breakfast, complete with a spoon and…you know…chewing. This coconut pineapple smoothie bowl is my latest, and it’s so good, you guys!
A friend asked recently whether a smoothie bowl was just a smoothie that you dump in a bowl. And that is basically all it is. You make a good, thick smoothie, pour it into a bowl, and cover it with your favorite toppings. You can pretty much convert any smoothie recipe into a smoothie bowl recipe by pouring it into a bowl and tossing a handful of fruit, nuts, seeds, etc on top.
For this coconut pineapple smoothie bowl, I chose unsweetened coconut flakes, more sweet pineapple, and lots of protein-packed chia seeds. There are chia seeds in the smoothie itself, too, so you know there’s a ton of protein in this bowl! The protein from the chia seeds plus the healthy fat from the coconut milk makes this a super filling breakfast.
Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
Coconut Pineapple Smoothie Bowl - A thick, creamy, tropical breakfast that comes together in just a few minutes and is packed with plenty of protein!
- 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple plus extra (chopped) for topping
- 1/3 cup unsweetened lite coconut milk use the canned kind, not the boxed kind
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds divided
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
In your blender, combine the pineapple, coconut milk, 1 tablespoon of the chia seeds, and the ice. Puree until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into your bowl, and top with the extra pineapple, the remaining chia seeds, and the coconut flakes. Eat immediately.