Everything You Need to Know About Smoothie Bowls

Six months ago I stumbled upon smoothie bowls and was instantly intrigued, especially since I hadn’t ever thought of eating a smoothie with a spoon before. The first time I tried a smoothie bowl I was instantly hooked, call me a smoothie bowl junkie.

What is a Smoothie Bowl?

A smoothie bowl starts with a thick blend of whole foods, such as frozen fruits, veggies and other healthful mix-ins (e.g. avocado, oats or yogurt).

Compared to the smoothies you’re used to sipping with a straw, the base of a smoothie bowl has a slightly thicker, almost ice-cream like consistency.

How do you make a Smoothie Bowl?

There are quite a few different ways to make a smoothie bowl. The only appliance you’ll need is a blender to make them.

Simply add your frozen fruit to a blender and blend on low until it looks like Dip ‘n’ Dots. Then add a little (not too much!) non-dairy milk of choice – I like almond – you can even add protein powder if you’d like.

Blend some more on low, scraping down the sides until you have SOFT SERVE! Yes, a smoothie bowl is glorified soft serve and it’s so dang delicious. Hence the reason I can’t stop.

Once your smoothie base is in your bowl, now comes the fun part, toppings! You can add so many different ones such as coconut, granola, chia seeds, etc.

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Check out these Smoothie Bowl Recipes!

Have you ever made a smoothie bowl? What would you put in yours?
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17 Comments

  1. July 29, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    I love smoothie bowls as well. I love creating one with an açaí base and adding strawberries and shredded coconut to the top. My kids actually love them too.

  2. July 29, 2019 / 8:43 pm

    I’m pretty sure I could live off smoothie bowls, to be honest. I love them so much! They’re delicious AND filling. The best of both worlds!

  3. July 29, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I LOVE smoothie bowls! Such a fun and healthy treat. I put granola in mine!

  4. July 30, 2019 / 2:00 am

    I absolutely love smoothie bowls. Love how yummy and healthy they are, and a perfect Summer snack!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  5. Tara
    July 30, 2019 / 10:52 am

    wow, some of those are so fancy!

  6. Tonya Morris
    July 30, 2019 / 1:06 pm

    These smoothie bowls look amazing! I want one now!

  7. July 30, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    I’m definitely a fan of smoothie bowls. They fill you up and you can have such a variety of them without being bored.

  8. July 30, 2019 / 4:56 pm

    I love eating smoothie bowls. I think they’re delicious.

  9. July 31, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Well, I don’t think my smoothie bowls will ever look as incredible as the ones pictured above BUT I do love making them! SO yummy for a healthy breakfast.

  10. July 31, 2019 / 9:23 am

    Yummm! I usually like a more savory breakfast, but I could totally see having a smoothie bowl for a tasty afternoon treat on a hot day!

  11. July 31, 2019 / 9:28 am

    So much yum to all of these!!! I love smoothie bowls so much! And the fact that they are so colorful makes it even better 💕
    Xx, Morgs*

  12. July 31, 2019 / 10:20 am

    I recently had to get my wisdom teeth out and smoothie bowls were basically all I ate! Now I’m addicted. This is a great rundown! I will have to try those recipes you included at the end!

  13. August 1, 2019 / 7:40 am

    I have never tried a smoothie bowl because I never know how to make them. They look so yummy and healthy especially if you crave for something sweet! I will have to check out the recipes to learn how to make one!

  14. August 5, 2019 / 7:20 pm

    These look so good! I need to start my daily smoothie routine again!

  15. roxyturtle
    August 6, 2019 / 6:52 am

    Those are such beautiful smoothie bowls! I love making these when I want a ‘treat’ for breakfast but I will try out these recipes so I can match the beauty of these examples.

  16. August 6, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    I love smoothies as they are perfect to start our day. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas for healthy and colorful smoothies.

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