Smoothie Bowl Recipe
Who doesn't love a smoothie bowl? They are beautiful and topped with lots of color, texture, and flavors! A smoothie bowl is a great way to add fresh fruits and superfoods to your diet. Adding a hearty smoothie bowl to your daily – or almost daily – meal routine, you will find just how much your body can transform itself with simple, clean food.
A smoothie bowl is even better than a bowl of ice cream and definitely healthier. Fruit is nature's candy and should be enjoyed without reservation unless advised otherwise by a medical professional. Don't avoid fruit because of the sugar it has because fruit is full of vitamins, antioxidants, and trace elements the body needs, unlike refined sugar.
A smoothie bowl, or a smoothie if you are on the run, makes a great healthy breakfast to start your day off right. But even if you are not a breakfast person, or simply craving something sweet, grab some fresh or frozen fruit, add a few superfoods, whip up a smoothie bowl and feel the difference!
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST SMOOTHIE BOWL
Start with your smoothie base. It can be whatever fruit combo you like or have on hand. I used 1 1/2 cups of frozen berries, one cup of kale or spinach, a superfood mix, and one fresh banana. I also add two tablespoons of almond butter for added protein (you can add a dollop as a topping if you prefer). You could also add a scoop of protein powder instead (you may need to add a little extra water).
SUPERFOODS MIX FOR YOUR SMOOTHIE BOWL
matcha green tea
hibiscus flower powder
There are tons of options to buy powder superfoods for your smoothie. There are a variety of expensive superfoods that mixed for you, and you only have to add a teaspoon to them, or you can start incorporating one at a time and add them to your smoothie bowls little by little.
SMOOTHIE BOWL TOPPINGS ARE ALMOST ENDLESS Add more flavor, texture and nutrients to your smoothie bowl!
pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
currants or raisins
These are a few ideas for toppings. Add whatever toppings you like. Go simple or all out, making the perfect bowl to suit your taste!
WANT MORE PROTEIN FROM YOUR SMOOTHIE? Simply add protein powder or nut butter! Since fruits don’t have much protein, I encourage you to add a scoop of vegan protein powder or a serving of natural nut butter to the mix. Adding two tablespoons of almond butter will give you an added 8 grams of protein. Protein powders will vary, but most of them will give you a bit more protein than a serving of nut butter.
MORE SMOOTHIE INSPIRATION Because you can never have too many smoothie recipes, whether in a bowl or in a glass!
The smoothie bowls of all smoothie bowls! Lots of color, texture and flavor…so delicious!
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 10 min
Yield: Serves 1 - 2 1x
Category: Breakfast, Snack, Smoothie
INGREDIENTS smoothie mix
1 1/2 cups berry mix or frozen fruit mix of choice
1 1/2 fresh banana (use the other half sliced on top)
2 tablespoons almond or natural peanut butter or 1 scoop vegan protein powder, optional
1/2 cup water
3 – 4 ice cubes
some optional toppings
natural nut butters (almond, peanut, etc.)
In a blender, place berry mix, banana, nut butter, water, and ice cubes. Blend until thick and creamy. Pour into serving dish and top with whatever toppings you like. Serves one.
NOTES: If using frozen bananas, omit the ice cubes and add 1/4 cup of water.
Add extra water as needed once blended.
If using protein powder, you may find you need a little extra water.
Adding nuts and seeds as part of your toppings will add extra protein.