Simple Smoothie Bowl Recipes

You may be wondering what the difference is between drinking your smoothie from a glass and eating your smoothie with a spoon from a fancy blogger bowl. A smoothie bowl simply allows you to add a variety of toppings, from chia seeds to flax seeds, goji berries to prunes, you can add an abundance to your bowl! 

Smoothie bowls are also meant to be enjoyed and savoured, not instantly gulped like your normal smoothie. They are considered more of a meal, decorated with toppings supported by their dense texture.  A breakfast or brunch go-to at any health cafe, they are the perfect option to choose whilst having that long brunch catch up with the girls. Smoothie bowls also make for a great post-workout fuel-up, that can be enjoyed whilst your body experiences that tranquillity you get after a good gym session. And now, smoothie bowls are the perfect lockdown activity, something innovative, colourful and fulfilling. 

Are Smoothie Bowls Good For Me?

Smoothie bowls can pack a bunch of vitamins and minerals whilst being fun at the same time. They are a quick way to get your 5 a day, easy to digest and are extremely satisfying. If you aren't one who enjoys your fruit, smoothie bowls can be a great way to ensure you are getting enough fruits. Simply blend and blitz them with your favourite milk, yoghurts, nut butter, or protein powders. This way, it doesn't feel like you are only eating fruits, but, you are indulging in a bowl full of flavour and nutritional goodness, so try it out! It is also worth noting that smoothie bowls have the potential to be rather high in sugar depending on the ingredients you opt to use, so try to bear that in mind when emptying the contents of your fruit bowl!

Tips For Mixing Your Smoothie Bowl

  1. Blitz in some spinach or kale to boost your daily greens intake

  2. Add a nut butter of your choice for that extra creaminess (and energy boost!)

  3. Use frozen fruit to add thickness, it’s handy to always have in the freezer and has a great sell-by in comparison to fresh fruit 

  4. Add in your favourite superfood powders such as maca and lucuma to give an extra health kick

  5. Use fruit and veg that is going out of date, use up what've you got

  6. Add your favourite protein powder to give that extra pre/post workout boost

  7. Where dairy products have been used in smoothie bowl recipes, feel free to swap for dairy-free alternatives

  8. If you want a more dense consistency, use greek yoghurt instead of milk or water, or add chia seeds

Recipes:

Apple Danish 

Bowl Ingredients: 
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 generous handful of spinach
  • 1 Avocado
  • 3 tablespoons yoghurt 
  • 1/3 cup milk or water 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
Toppings:
  • Grapes 
  • Goji
  • Almond
Method:
  1. Place all bowl ingredients into a blender, blitz until you achieve a smooth consistency.

  2. Pour the mix into your favourite bowl

  3. Decorate with the toppings, get as creative as you like and enjoy!

Tiramisu 

Bowl Ingredients:
  • 2 scoops Form tiramisu protein powder
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3 tablespoons greek yoghurt (or dairy-free alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee (if you need an extra caffeine punch)
Toppings:
  • Blueberries
  • Cocoa nibs or grated chocolate (why not grate up some leftover easter eggs!)
Method:
  1. Place all bowl ingredients into a blender, blitz until you achieve a smooth consistency.

  2. Pour the mix into your favourite bowl

  3. Decorate with the toppings, get as creative as you like and enjoy!

Check out our other healthy smoothie recipe ideas;

Immune-Boosting Apple & Ginger Smoothie

Mint Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast Super Shake Recipe