10 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes

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By now, you’ve probably heard about smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowls are the perfect healthy breakfast or quick-and-easy afternoon snack, and they’re packed with nutrients that will keep you energized all day long. They have the taste and texture of a smoothie, but with health-boosting, super-satisfying toppings such as granola, flaxseed, chia seeds, fresh berries, coconut, or even a little bit of dark chocolate to turn them into a heartier meal. And aside from being delicious, whipping up a smoothie bowl is an opportunity to get creative. Whether you pack yours with green veggies like spinach or opt for a sweeter bowl with berries and dark chocolate, the possibilities are truly endless!
Here, our favorite tasty smoothie bowl variations to get you started. For each these recipes, simply blend everything together in a blender—a high-speed one such as the Ninja Professional Blender ($104; amazon.com) works best. If the mixture gets stuck, stop the machine and shake the cup and try again, or add a little bit more liquid. Too thin? Blend in some ice cubes to thicken the mixture up. Note: These smoothie bowls are hearty! Have one as a meal or divide the recipes in half to make a few snacks.

Acai Smoothie Bowl

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups of smoothie, which should be enough for one meal or two snacks. Top it with granola and more fresh fruit for added flavor and crunch.

Ingredients: Medium-sized frozen banana, frozen berries, frozen chopped spinach, almond milk, almond butter, acai powder, ground flaxseed, maple syrup, a pinch of salt.

Peach-Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Organic frozen peaches and raspberries will give you the best flavor and color for this smoothie bowl.

Ingredients: Frozen raspberries, frozen peach slices, plain whole-milk yogurt, medium zucchini, ground flaxseed, raw honey, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, toppings of your choice.

Super-Green Smoothie Bowl

Banana and hempseed give this bowl a luscious, creamy texture. And it’s packed with good-for-you ingredients like spinach, kiwis, and fresh ginger.

Ingredients: Ripe banana, frozen chopped spinach, fresh pineapple cubes, coconut water, kiwis, hempseed, salt, fresh ginger, raw honey, toppings of your choice.

Acai Bowl With Berries and Banana

This smoothie bowl recipe from Australian nutritionist Lola Berry delivers everything you need for a healthy breakfast. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients like acai, blueberries, banana, chia seeds, and more.

Ingredients: Frozen blueberries, frozen banana, unsweetened acai powder, almond milk, chia seeds, fresh strawberries for topping (optional), granola for topping (optional), raw honey for topping (optional).

Chocolate-Strawberry Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl has a surprising secret ingredient: cauliflower! Believe it or not, frozen cauliflower is practically tasteless and adds tons of fiber and vitamins C and K to the dish.

Ingredients: Banana, frozen cauliflower florets, strawberries, well-shaken canned coconut milk, coconut water, raw cacao powder, almond butter, pinch of salt, raw honey, toppings of your choice.

Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie Bowl

Sneak a little chocolate into your breakfast with this super-healthy Chocolate-Cherry smoothie bowl, which is packed with antioxidants. To brighten the flavor, add a pinch of salt, which will bring out the flavor without making the dish taste salty.

Green Monster Smoothie Bowl

Get a couple of servings of vegetables in you before even walking out the door with this green monstersmoothie bowl recipe. You can find MCT oil at your local health foods store, or use coconut oil, nut butter, avocado, or another source of healthy fat instead.

Banana-Nut Smoothie Bowl

This hearty banana-nut smoothie bowl tastes just like a banana-nut muffin, but without all the added sugar. If you make your own nut milk, smoothie bowls are a great place to use up the leftover pulp after you strain it.

Berry Good Smoothie Bowl

MCT oil ($20, amazon.com) is the same source of fat that goes into another trendy item: Bulletproof coffee. You need fat in your smoothie bowl to boost both flavor and satiety, and help with nutrient absorption. You can toss in MCT or coconut oil, but nut butter and avocado are also great choices.

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl

When combined with banana and water, hemp seeds make smoothie bowls super-creamy without the need for milk. But if you prefer protein powder, toss that in instead (check the label; some, especially the flavored ones, are high in sugar).

 

 

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