Easiest breakfast ever. Simple to make. Over the top tasty. Nourishing down to the last drop (or spoonful!). These are all ways I would describe a smoothie bowl. And if you haven’t heard of it before, you must try it. It’s been a huge trend in the food world. Today’s post is all about how to make a smoothie bowl. Once you make it you will want to have it again.
I first learned about smoothie bowls from a couple of dietitians I admire: the Meal Makeover Moms.
You see, back in December, they released a free, like totally free, Smoothie Bowl Coloring Book. It’s filled with both recipes for smoothie bowls and fun coloring pages for both adults and kids.
Smoothie Bowls are thicker than a drinkable smoothie so they can hold toppings – and believe me – you will want to add toppings for flavor, texture and a ton of different colors.
Smoothie Bowl Topping Ideas
- Different types of fresh or even frozen fruit, like raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mango chunks, banana slices, avocado slices, diced apples, pineapple chunks, kiwi slices – whatever you have on hand!
- Nuts like walnuts, pecans, almonds, and peanuts – crushed or slivered.
- Seeds like chia seed, flax seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
- Sweet additions like shaved coconut and chocolate chips, or try cinnamon or vanilla extract! Honey can also sweeten things up a bit.
- Your favorite granola!
So today is the five year anniversary to a blogging group I’m a part of: The Recipe ReDux. And to honor that anniversary, we are choosing a fellow blog group member and preparing a recipe inspired by them.
For ReDux’s birthday month, let’s celebrate each other! Pick a fellow ReDuxer, go to their blog and either make one of their recipes or create one of your own inspired by theirs. In your post, give your readers a little intro to this blogger, what you like about this blogger/their blog and either link to their recipe you made or share your brand new “inspired” creation.
So I’m choosing the Meal Makeover Moms – Janice and Liz.
I’ve listened to their podcast for years and finally got to meet them both a couple of years ago. Super sweet ladies who love helping moms make mealtime easier.
With that inspiration plus my recent opportunity to attend a food photography workshop, I learned to love my camera and I learned to love smoothie bowls since I was able to prepare one for myself.
After I finished licking the bowl, I knew I had to make this at home.
I urge you to try it, like do it today!
How To Make a Smoothie Bowl (For 2-3 servings)
Step 1: Choose your fruit. Frozen fruit works well in smoothie bowls – from berries, to bananas, to mangoes, to peaches. Choose your favorite, you will use about 3 cups total. Pair up your favorites like raspberry and mango, strawberry peach, blueberry banana, or even avocado and lime.
Step 2: Choose your liquid. Milk (for 9 essential nutrients) or 100% juice are my recommendations. Use one or a mixture of both. Use 1 cup total.
Step 3: Choose your thickener – 3/4 cup Greek yogurt works well. Or two to three tablespoons of peanut butter. You can even add 2 – 3 tablespoons of chia seeds since they absorb liquid easily.
Step 4: Add some sweetness – a drizzle of honey or teaspoon of vanilla extract or 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Step 5: Whirl it all together in a blender – or use an immersion blender. Then pour into a bowl and add your toppings!
You’ve done it.
It’s Your Turn
Have you tried smoothie bowls before? What’s your favorite recipe combination?
Want even more inspiration? Check out the links below!