Smoothies are one of my favorite meals. They’re portable, tasty and so simple to make! But have you enjoyed a smoothie bowl yet?
These smoothies tend to be thicker than the usual recipes and are served in a bowl, making them more suitable to enjoy with a spoon instead of a glass. And they’re a fantastic way of easily getting a few servings of fruits and vegetables in with no fuss — adults and kids love them, too. Get on the smoothie bowl train with these delicious recipes.
20 Smoothie Bowl Recipes
Acai berries are rich in antioxidants, and you’ll get a good dose of them in this smoothie bowl recipe. You can use your favorite fruits, like berries or bananas, and add in protein powder or hemp seeds for healthy fats.
These smoothie bowls combine sweet, nutrition-rich mangoes, which are packed with vitamin C, with either kale or spinach for some green veggie power. Top these bowls with sprouts, seeds or berries for a healthy breakfast or snack.
This green bowl gets its delightfully creamy texture as a result of the sliced avocado and an extra nutritional boost from the two cups of spinach. Top with shredded coconut, chopped fruits and a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.
Quinoa might not sound like a natural addition to a smoothie bowl, but including this ancient grain gives the recipe extra protein and staying power while making it feel like a heartier meal. Finish it off with sliced almonds and honey.
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While the base of this bowl is made from mixed berries, it’s the nutrition-loaded fig topping that makes this smoothie stand out. The unique flavor combines well with hemp hearts, which are full of anti-inflammatory benefits and make an extra healthy topping.
Using fresh berries takes this smoothie bowl to the next level. It’s sweetened with Medjool dates and is full of fiber, thanks to the oats and chia seeds. Top this one with sliced banana, berries and a sprinkle of your favorite nuts.
This smoothie bowl tastes more like dessert than a healthy meal. It’s full of healthy nutrients thanks to the kale and avocado, but also a Thin Mint-like flavor thanks to the raw, good-for-you cacao powder and peppermint extract. It’s filling enough for a meal, but would work equally well as a guilt-free midnight snack.
The best part of this smoothie bowl is the crunchy, homemade quinoa cereal. Made with cooked quinoa, nuts, flaxseeds and instant coffee, you’ll want to eat this cereal solo. But serving it with coconut banana oats takes it to the next level. Make extra to enjoy once the smoothie is gone.
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Kiwis get their moment in the spotlight with this smoothie bowl recipe. Because of the fruit, this recipe is loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. Green never tasted so good.
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Pretend you’re in the tropics with this fruity smoothie bowl. With mangoes, pineapple and bananas making up the base, you’ll feel like you’re on an island. Top this one with nuts and your preferred seeds for added crunch.
This smoothie bowl recipe tastes as good as the name suggests. The gorgeous hue comes from the spirulina powder, a superfood that’s loaded with benefits ranging from lowering blood pressure and the chance of a stroke to speeding up weight loss. Because of its bitter taste, just a small amount of spirulina is enough to enjoy the effects.
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Adding a dash of instant coffee means you’ll enjoy caffeine and a nutritious meal with this smoothie. I love that it also uses protein powder, making it a smart post-workout meal. I like using a chocolate-flavored one; it goes nicely with the banana and coffee.
You’ll feel like a warrior after eating this filling smoothie bowl. It pairs fruits and greens with powerful ginger and turmeric, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients that are terrific for your body.
Enjoy the flavors of peach pie for breakfast with this creatively delicious smoothie. This one is perfect after a tough workout, as it includes Greek yogurt and protein powder. The almond butter makes this nice and creamy and the fresh sliced peaches are the perfect topping.
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While nothing says “autumn” like pumpkin recipes, this smoothie bowl is tasty year-round. It requires pumpkin puree, so it’s a great way to finish off a can of the stuff when you’re making other pumpkin treats. With nutmeg, banana, almond milk and allspice, it really does taste like pie. You could also add 1/4 of an avocado for extra healthy goodness without altering the flavor — just beware, this bowl is thick!
With frozen berries, a heap of greens, hemp hearts and maca root powder, this simple smoothie bowl is deceptively good for you. Get creative with the toppings, as well — pomegranate seeds and a spoonful of your preferred nut butter are super here.
Gluten-free oats add fiber and nutrition to this sweet strawberry smoothie bowl without upsetting your stomach. Finish this one off with sunflower seeds and more berries for a dessert-like breakfast.
This gorgeous vegan smoothie bowl is packed with peanut butter, banana and chocolate goodness, a delectable combination. Free from refined sugars, pitted dates keep this bowl from tasting bitter, while the raw cacao lends that chocolate flavor. Use an all-natural peanut butter (with just peanuts in the ingredients) and enjoy having such a yummy, health meal.
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Reminiscent of freshly baked gingerbread, this smoothie bowl is perfect for blending on cooler mornings. You’ll prep this one the night before to let the oats soak, ensuring a creamy texture in the AM. You’ll finish this one off on the stove, heating until the smoothie mix is warm. This is a cozy, comfort breakfast you’ll love serving to the family.