How To Make A Smoothie Bowl- Easy Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Want to learn how to make smoothie bowls? You’ve come to the right place. Smoothie bowls are the latest smoothie trend. They are everywhere, taking over Facebook, Pinterest, and of course Instagram.

How To Make Smoothie Bowls

A smoothie bowl is simply a smoothie, processed in a food processor to a thick and smooth consistency. Much smoother and creamier than your typical smoothie. No need for straws, all you need is a spoon, and you are all set and ready to go.

Smoothies are very popular in our house and that’s why I invested in a good quality to last us years.  You see, my kids can be fussy eaters, so I’m always looking for ways to get them to eat healthily. When I make smoothie bowls, however, I don’t even need to call them to the table. They come running. The sound of the food processor alone draws them to the kitchen. Hashtag happy mama.

are packed full of nutritious goodness and make excellent healthy breakfast meals or afternoon snacks. You can top them with your favorite nuts, blueberries, raspberries, hemp seeds, coconut flakes, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and more. Just go wild and creative with the toppings, they are (in my opinion) the best part of smoothie bowls!

I use two base ingredients to make my superfood breakfast or snack treat: frozen bananas for thickness and unsweetened almond milk. You can, of course, switch out the banana for other frozen fruits such frozen mango. Just make sure you have at least one frozen ingredient to help you achieve a thick consistency.  I use bananas because they provide a certain kind of smoothness to the texture. A frozen yogurt kind of smooth.

How to Make Smoothie Bowls With Chia Seeds

Before we move on to the smoothie bowl recipes, I would just like to talk about these super nutritious little seeds called Chia:

Chia seeds (aka Salvia Hispanica) are originally from Mexico. They are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and antioxidants. Because of their lovely nutty taste, you can eat them with just about anything. I use them as a healthy topping on my smoothie bowls and avocado sandwiches to boost my energy levels.

The word “chia”  itself means strength. And according to folklore warriors from the Mayan cultures would eat chia seeds as energy boosters before going out to fight in the war.

Without further ado, here are some amazing smoothie bowl recipes for you to try out:

Raspberry Clouds Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk

Toppings

  • 2 fresh strawberries, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped mango
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts

Method

Combine the frozen banana, almond milk and fresh raspberries in a food processor and blitz the mixture until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with strawberries, chia seeds, mango, and almonds.

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mango (cubes)
  • 2 peaches, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk

Toppings

  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 ripe kiwi, peeled and sliced

Method

Combine the frozen mango, peaches and almond milk in a food processor. Blitz the mixture until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with blueberries, sunflower seeds, and kiwi slices.

The #OMG Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Thought I’d call this one the ‘#OMGChocolateBlueberry’ smoothie bowl because it tastes so good!

Yeah, my kids told me to get a grip.

But OMG! This chocolate bowl is off the charts, and as a chocolate addict, this is easily my favorite smoothie bowl recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 unsweetened almond milk

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup muesli
  • raspberries
  • blueberries

Method

Combine the cocoa powder, blueberries, frozen banana, and almond milk in a food processor. Blitz until smooth. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with blueberries, muesli,  and raspberries. Enjoy!

Tip: How To Make Smoothie Bowls On A Budget

Learning how to make smoothie bowls is a great way to experiment with different ingredients. Just play around with what you have in your kitchen and enjoy a healthy smoothie bowl. You can switch out almond milk for coconut water or leave it out altogether for a richer texture. Furthermore, instead of buying fresh fruits, buy frozen fruits and then thaw the ones you would like to use as toppings.

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