Ever wonder how make smoothie bowls? Learn some tips and tricks from a smoothie bowl enthusiast!
I have to tell you, I’m obsessed with smoothie bowls. I’ve been making them for the past few years but lately I’ve been upping my smoothie bowl game. You may have seen some of them on Instagram and I thought I’d share with everyone how to make smoothie bowls just like I do!
There are so many smoothie bowl ingredients and toppings to choose from, the combinations are endless!
Even though there are many ingredient options, I tend to make smoothie bowls with the same basic recipe shell which include: non-dairy milk, a frozen banana, fruit, and lots of fun toppings.
The frozen banana really adds the creaminess that you’re looking for in a smoothie bowl. Because I’m so obsessed with these frozen bananas (and because my husband steals them sometimes) I buy a huge bunch every week. It’s best to let them get spotty before freezing them to they’re at their sweetest.
When fruit is on sale at my grocery store, I stock up on that too. Feel free to use fresh fruit if you have them but I find I like the frozen ones more in smoothie bowls so the consistency is a bit thicker… though I do buy the fresh stuff for topping the bowls.
My main fruits are berries such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries but sometimes especially in the warmer months I do pineapple, kiwi, and mango. I like to switch things up from time to time with the fruit I choose.
For the protein powder, my favorite lately has been Vega but I switch things up sometimes depending on what’s on sale. Many protein powders are expensive so what I’ve been doing is taking a very large tub of Vega, mixing it with another basic protein powder such as hemp or pea and then throwing in some extra cacao powder (if I’m doing a chocolate mix) and some other healthy powders like spirulina, chlorella, and wheat grass. It stretches out the protein powder, saves me some cash, and adds an extra punch of protein.
I’ve found that toppings can make or break your bowl. Some of my favorite toppings are fruit, nuts, toasted buckwheat, hemp seeds, my chocolate buckwheat granola, vanilla almond balls, shredded coconut, healthy cereal, chia seeds, and a drizzle of nut butter. I’ve been really loving almond and cashew butter.
I hope you liked my post on how to make smoothie bowls! Let me know if you have any favorite tips too!
- About 1/4 cup non-dairy milk(almond, soy, cashew, flax - plus more if needed)
- A big handful of greens
- 1 very ripe frozen banana (this is what makes the bowls taste so good)
- 1 scoop of plant-based chocolate or vanilla protein powder
- 1.5 cups of frozen fruit (I usually use mostly berries and then add other fruits like pineapple, cherries, mango, acai, etc. )
- Toppings (my favorite part!) - I love fruit, seeds, nuts, granola, healthy cereal, chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, and nut butters.
- Take a few splashes of milk and blend it with the greens first. For me, this makes the smoothie bowl not as grainy feeling as when I add the greens in with the rest of the ingredients but you can skip this step if you want though.
- I then add the other ingredients along with the rest of the milk and blend till smooth.
- Top with any tasty topping you have! I love adding a drizzle of nut butter at the very end - so tasty!
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