Beauty, color, texture and fun. Smoothie bowls really are a step up from regular old smoothies. While they can be enjoyed at any time of the day, they are that quintessential breakfast option that will put a smile on any health-conscious person’s face. Here are 36 of the most vibrant, creative, and, of course, nutritious, smoothie bowl recipes going around…
Smoothie Bowl Recipes
Butternut Squash Smoothie Bowl – This gluten-free, vegan smoothie option is packed full of nutrients. It is rich in powerful beta-carotene, which is a provitamin that is converted into vitamin A in the body. Beta-carotene has a range of health benefits, from strengthening immunity to improving eye and heart health. This smoothie bowl is made with banana, mango, apricots, butternut squash, unsweetened almond milk and either lemon or orange.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl – This is another vibrant, sunny breakfast smoothie bowl to kick start your day. It is made with bananas, mangoes, pineapple, almond milk and shredded coconut. If you like pina coladas, this has a similar tropical, coconuty taste – ideal for summer!
Chocolate & Strawberry Smoothie Bowl – Simple and elegant, this pretty in pink smoothie bowl is another great summer option, when strawberries are in season, but you can also freeze your strawberries in summer and enjoy this recipe all-year-round. After all, chocolate and strawberries works any time of the year! It is made with strawberries, plain yogurt (try natural Greek style), unsweetened vanilla almond milk, honey and a range of delicious, nutritious toppings, including cacao nibs, sliced strawberries, granola, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Anti-Inflammatory Blackberry Overnight Oats Smoothie Bowl – This is a chunkier smoothie bowl variation, because it is not blended. However, if you’d rather it smooth, you can simply blend the ingredients. Otherwise, you can follow the recipe, which involves preparing it the night before and allowing the oats to soak up all the goodness, ready for the morning! The recipe calls for blackberries, unsweetened almond or oat milk, dates, cinnamon, wheatgrass, rolled oats and chia seeds. It also comes with a list of tasty and nutritious topping ideas, including pomegranate seeds, wheatgrass powder, hemp, flax or chia seeds, berries and nut butter.
Loaded Strawberry Smoothie Bowl – This ice pink smoothie bowl is super simple, quick and easy to make. Start with strawberry yogurt, but you can make your own healthier version by blending strawberries and natural unsweetened yogurt. The recipe also calls for almond milk (again, go for unsweetened), fresh strawberries and crushed ice. You can then decorate with assorted fruits, nuts and granola.
Red Velvet Smoothie Bowl – This beautiful deep red smoothie bowl is naturally dyed and naturally nutritious. It is made with banana, beet, vanilla Greek yogurt or Icelandic yogurt, cacao powder, coconut milk, and toppings, including strawberries, raspberries, coconut cream and cacao nibs.
Spirulina Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl – This smoothie bowl looks complicated, but it is actually very simple, calling for just four base ingredients! They include the incredibly powerful spirulina powder, bananas, peanut butter (make sure you get 100%), and coconut milk. Then you can add any toppings you like to it – some healthy and handy go-to toppings include berries, nuts and granola.
Strawberry & Banana Smoothie – This classic flavor pairing of banana and strawberries never fails to please. With the added benefit of being a protein drink, it is a great option to start the morning with. It is especially beneficial if you are vegetarian or vegan, to give you a good hit of protein first thing in the morning. The recipe calls for milk of your choice, such as almond or soy, frozen strawberries, banana, ice cubes, protein powder, agave nectar (but you can substitute with honey or maple syrup if you’re not a fan of agave), and toppings, such as berries, banana, granola and coconut flakes.
Nice Cream Breakfast Bowl – This vegan but creamy tasting smoothie bowl is a beautiful lavender color. It has vitamin-rich ingredients, fiber-rich chia seeds and plenty of minerals and antioxidants to boot. The recipe calls for frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, coconut milk, granola, chia seeds and nectarines or peaches.
Four Smoothie Bowls – This video shows you how to make four delicious, nutritious and very different smoothie bowl recipes to suit your different cravings and the different seasons.
Raspberry & White Chocolate Smoothie Bowl – You’ll definitely want to click into this recipe and check out how beautifully the blogger has presented this smoothie bowl! Picture-perfect, but actually very simple to make, the recipe includes frozen bananas, frozen raspberries, coconut cream, coconut sugar and coconut milk powder, plus toppings.
Beetroot & Raspberry Smoothie Bowl – You can imagine the stunning, rich color beets and raspberries make in a smoothie, can’t you? This very healthy, wholesome breakfast includes frozen berries, frozen banana, raw beets, agave syrup (but you can substitute with honey or maple syrup), and cashew rice milk, plus, of course, toppings of your choice, like granola, extra berries, coconut flakes and nuts.
Tropical Smoothie Bowl – This is another tropical smoothie bowl, but with different ingredients for a slightly different take on a classic. The recipe calls for passionfruit pulp (make sure it’s a natural one), honey, banana, pineapple, water, strawberries, kiwifruit, mango and coconut flakes. Note: when a smoothie bowl recipe calls for water, you can always substitute for coconut water to get that extra little dose of nutrients.
Mocha Nut Winter Smoothie Bowl – People usually think of smoothie bowls as a summer breakfast, but this coffee and chocolate-filled recipe is just the kind of pick-me-up you need in those dark winter months. The recipe calls for frozen bananas, almond butter, cocoa powder, coffee, ice cubes and maple syrup. Topping options include slivered almonds, shaved chocolate, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, coconut milk, cocoa powder and rose petals.
Purple Sweet Potato Smoothie Bowl – This nutrient dense smoothie bowl is vegan and gluten-free. It is a beautiful lilac color and calls for just two ingredients – purple sweet potato and milk! Go for unsweetened almond milk or hazelnut milk. You can also add a spoonful of coconut yogurt if you want a little extra flavor.
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