A SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE: HOW TO DO IT

A SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE: HOW TO DO IT

A SMOOTHIE BOWL RECIPE: HOW TO DO IT

Using these four easy steps, you can prepare smoothie bowls at home that rival those seen in juice bars.

a bowl of protein smoothie with garnishes.
I’m all for any opportunity to transform a nutritious dish into a delectable dessert. And one of my go-to healthy pleasures is a smoothie bowl.

They contain all the nutrients of fruit plus the luscious, creamy consistency of soft serve (I’m not kidding). They are really simple to create, and when they are topped with crunchy and creamy toppings, they become quite delicious.

My preferred technique makes mixing a smoothie bowl simple. As if we needed more justifications to use them frequently:)

A berry smoothie bowl with coconut, up close.
What is a smoothie bowl made of?
Smoothie bowls may be a simple and enjoyable experience, or they can be a laborious mix that requires constant scraping, churning, and fiddling just to get the bowl to bare minimum come together. What is the former’s secret? I’ve been utilizing this simple technique for years.

Add your frozen fruit in step 1 and blend on low.
The objective of this step is to finely chop the frozen fruit, which will make mixing easier later. Set the blender to the lowest setting and walk away. As the fruit is cut into little bits, it will bounce about the blender.

Making a smoothie bowl in a blender is made simpler by using little pieces of fruit.
Step 2: Blend until smooth after adding the milk.
Add some liquid at this time. Half a cup of your preferred milk should be added to the blender. Until the little fruit pieces are smooth, blend on low speed. To “unstick” the blender, you might need to scrape along the edges a few times. Once the mixture begins to move, gradually raise the speed to medium to aid in the smoothie’s smoothening out.

Blending a smoothie bowl with a blender.

Add protein, nut butter, and any more optional superfoods in step three.
This step’s title says it all! This is the moment to add any powders or nut butters that you choose.
I suggest using a greens powder and adding it right away if you want to make a green smoothie bowl.

Blend one more until fluid.

Adding protein powder to a smoothie bowl.

Top and serve in step four.

When the mixture is evenly smooth, place it in a bowl, top with as many toppings as you like, and devour!

a banana, blueberries, and coconut-topped peanut butter smoothie bowl.
What Equipment Is Necessary for This Recipe?
High-speed blender – I adore my Vitamix! It is still going strong after six years of defeating 1-3 mixes each day.
Spatula
What Equipment Is Necessary for This Recipe?
High-speed blender – I adore my Vitamix! It is still going strong after six years of defeating 1-3 mixes each day.
Spatula

What Constituents Make Up A Smoothie Bowl?
frozen banana, or for a variation with less sugar, frozen cauliflower. The peel should easily come off frozen bananas if you run them under hot water for 30 to 60 seconds, as I frequently do.
I chose mixed berries from frozen fruit, but mango, pineapple, strawberries, and other options are all excellent!
I like soy milk because of its thick, creamy consistency.
Optional protein powder: I adore this vanilla-based pea variety!
PB, almond, or sesame seed butter is an optional nut butter. Go berserk!
If you’d like, superfoods! – Greens, adaptogens, cacao, and maca powders…

I often choose a combination of coconut flakes, nut butter, or a dash of PB2, fresh and frozen fruit, freeze dried fruit, cacao nibs, and/or granola as toppings. There are no boundaries!
Variations!
The beginning is with this manual! This technique may be used to create smoothie bowls with various flavors.

Bowl of acai smoothie
a bowl of acai smoothie, one scoop.
This variant is enhanced nutritionally and visually by the superfood acai berry! The opulently creamy acai foundation has a sweet sorbet-like texture. It is a texture and taste explosion when crunchy granola, fresh fruit, and nut butter are added on top!

Bowl of banana smoothie
granola and a banana smoothie in a white bowl.
This banana smoothie bowl has a ton of toppings for texture contrast and is incredibly creamy and thick. This bowl is elevated by the addition of some nut butter and cinnamon as it is being blended.

Making A Smoothie Bowl

Using these four easy steps, you can prepare smoothie bowls at home that rival those seen in juice bars. Choose your favorite fruit to personalize it!

Ingredients

Sliced little frozen bananas OR 1 cup of broccoli
1 cup of your favorite frozen fruit, such as strawberries, mangos, pineapple, or mixed berries.
1/4 cup liquid of choice; we chose almond milk, but you could use any milk or juice.
optional protein powder scoop
optional nut butter spoonful
Choose your preferred toppings, such as granola, almonds, seeds, fruit slices, freeze-dried fruit, nut butter, coconut flakes, etc.
Instructions

Blend the fruit and frozen banana (or cauliflower) in a blender on low speed. The objective of this step is to finely chop the frozen fruit, which will make mixing easier later. Set the blender to the lowest setting and walk away. As the fruit is cut into little bits, it will bounce about the blender.

Blend the milk in after adding it. Until the little fruit pieces are smooth, blend on low speed. To “unstick” the blender, you might need to scrape along the edges a few times. Once the mixture begins to move, gradually raise the speed to medium to aid in the smoothie’s smoothening out.

Add optional protein powder, nut butter, and other superfoods after the mixture is smooth. Re-blend until smooth, beginning on low.
Place in a bowl, top with desired toppings, and EAT!
Nutrition
Size of Serving: 1 bowl (with banana, no protein, no nut butter, no toppings)
180 calories
22g of sugar
Salt: 46 mg
Fat: 2g
41g of carbohydrates
8g of fiber
2g protein