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Recipe: Smoothie Bowls

By Annie Wiles 5.26.22

Join breakfast’s biggest fad and get your five-a-day with the perfect homemade smoothie bowl. It takes a bit of prepping (just chopping and freezing) but once your bowls are prepped, they’re a quick, easy, and oh-so-good way to start your day.

Although buying a smoothie bowl out might give you instant gratification, making one at home is much more fulfilling — and it’s surprisingly easy to make them just as pretty (and Instagrammable). Plus, you can control servings and sub-ins to your liking. Include plenty of seeds and nuts, which add fiber and protein, to prevent a major sugar rush (and crash) from all that fruit.

Try the combinations below or let your imagination run wild and come up with your own unique smoothie bowl recipe!

Smoothie Bowls
Photo by Imani Chet Lytle

Base Smoothie

Smoothie Base:
1 banana, sliced and frozen
1 lemon, juiced

Add to Smoothie (Variations Below):
1/2 cup fruit of choice, chopped and frozen
1/4 cup liquid of choice
1 teaspoon or tablespoon powder of choice

Stir In:
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon hemp hearts

Top With:
1 kiwi, chopped and frozen
1/2 passion fruit 
3 slices of star fruit
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 tablespoon honey (optional)

Add Toppings (Variations Below):
1/4 cup fruit, chopped and frozen
2 tablespoons nuts 

Dragon Smoothie Bowls
Photo by Imani Chet Lytle

Dragon Bowls

Smoothie Additions:
Fruit: Raspberries, frozen
Liquid: Lime juice
Powder: 1 tablespoon pink pitaya

Topping Additions:
Nuts: Pistachios 
Fruit: Strawberries (spring), mango (summer), red pear (fall), or dragon fruit (winter)

Fairy Smoothie Bowls
Photo by Imani Chet Lytle

Fairy Bowls

Smoothie Additions:
Fruit: Honeydew
Liquid: Blood orange juice
Powder: 1 teaspoon matcha

Topping Additions:
Nuts: Peanuts
Fruit: Green grapes (spring), banana (summer), blackberries (fall), or dragon fruit (winter)

Unicorn Smoothie Bowls
Photo by Imani Chet Lytle

Unicorn Bowls

Smoothie Additions:
Fruit: Blueberries
Liquid: Kombucha
Powder: 1 tablespoon acai

Topping Additions:
Nuts: Almonds
Fruit: Purple grapes (spring), banana (summer), blackberries (fall), or dragon fruit (winter)

Mermaid Smoothie Bowls
Photo by Imani Chet Lytle

Mermaid Bowls

Smoothie Additions:
Fruit: Pineapple
Liquid: Coconut milk
Powder: 1 teaspoon blue spirulina

Topping Additions:
Nuts: Hazelnuts
Fruit: Strawberries (spring), mango (summer), green pear (fall), or dragon fruit (winter)

For more ways to freeze your fruit, try your hand at homemade retro slushies.

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