Smoothie bowls are a great way to get creative and be healthy! They’re essentially a smoothie in a bowl, but the difference is, you can top them with your favourite toppings. They’re a good way to add some colour to your mornings or get the kids involved in the kitchen. When you’re making a smoothie bowl recipe, you can’t really go wrong with ﬂavour combinations, once you have a staple cocktail of ingredients you like you can mix and match them to your heart’s desire. And another thing about smoothie bowls is that they’re more satisfying than your regular smoothie because there’s a bit of chewing involved due to the toppings, meaning you don’t down it really fast!
Smoothie bowls are more of a substantial meal rather than the on-the-go-ness of smoothies. They’re usually made a tad thicker with the likes of avocado or nut butter, and the toppings enable you to create your own edible design on the top. With the sweetness coming from the fresh fruit and creaminess from the milk or avocado (if you’re using it), think of it as a super healthy ice cream!
Toppings can include all sorts such as:
Blueberries, strawberries, banana, orange, mango, pineapple. granola, cornﬂakes, nuts & seeds, ground nuts & seeds (protein powder), desiccated coconut... the list of toppings really is inﬁnite as is the smoothie combinations you can make! So I’ve put together two of my favourite smoothie bowl recipes to share.
Super Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1 cup green frozen smoothie mix. (I used a blend from Waitrose, this includes Spinach, Mango, Kiwi & Kale. Alternatively you can use 1 cup of another pre-made smoothie mix, or ﬁll a cup with fresh kale, spinach and frozen mango)
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1.5 cups of almond milk (or any type of milk you like)
- 1 large banana
- 1 tsp of Green Superblend Power from Functional Foods (this adds the vibrant green colour more and nutrients)
- 1/2 a cup of raspberries
- 1/2 a cup of sliced strawberries
- 1 tbsp desiccated coconut 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Brilliant Purple Smoothie Bowl Recipe
- 1 cup of mixed frozen berries
- 1 cooked beetroot cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup of soya milk (or any type of milk you like)
- 1/2 a cup of fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp granola (or muesli would work too!)
This works for both smoothie bowls:
1. Blend the ingredients in a blender until everything is smooth.
2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl & then decorate it with the tasty toppings.
If you have any of your own tips or ideas for a smoothie bowl recipe we would love to hear them. Just let us know in the comments below!
You might also love Laura Agar Wilson's Green Vegan Smoothie