A smoothie bowl is like eating an ice cream sundae – but it is healthy!
Make a creamy, thick smoothie, and then top with fruit, seeds, nuts, and any other toppings you want.
I rarely measure ingredients for smoothies. It is easy to use whatever fruit I have on hand. Frozen fruit and a bit of soy milk create a thick, creamy texture.
To make 2 – 3 smoothie bowls, use:
Half to 1 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup soy milk
You can add additional ingredients such as spinach, sea buckthorn berries, mangos, peaches, blueberries, oranges, carrots, or any other fruits and vegetables you like.
Make sure to use enough frozen fruits to make the smoothie thick, like ice cream.
Pour the smoothie into bowls and top with your choice of toppings. The pictured smoothie bowl has sliced kiwi, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, and cashew pieces.
- 1 banana
- 1 apple
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 5 dates
- 3/4 cup soy milk
- 1 tbsp shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp hemp hearts
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp cacao nibs
- 1 sliced kiwi
- 1 tbsp almonds
- 1 tbsp cashews
- You can add additional ingredients such as spinach, sea buckthorn berries, mangos, peaches, blueberries, oranges, carrots, or any other fruits and vegetables you like. The pictured smoothie bowl has sliced kiwi, almonds, coconut, chia seeds, hemp hearts, cacao nibs, and cashew pieces.
- Make sure to use enough frozen fruits to make the smoothie thick, like ice cream.
- Pour the smoothie into bowls and top with your choice of toppings.
Additional Smoothie Bowl Tips
Dates are my favourite way to add sweetness and fibre to a smoothie bowl. They blend to a creamy and smooth texture, perfect for smoothies. Dates have a low glycemic index, which means that they do not raise blood sugar levels like artificial sweeteners do, and they are a healthy form of sweetener for people with diabetes.
Did you know that you can eat the skin of kiwi fruit? It is good for you; kiwi skin is full of vitamins. If you do not like the texture, peel the kiwi and add the skin to the smoothie. If you have a powerful blender (such as a Vitamix), you won’t notice the skins. You can add apple cores, too. The Vitamix will blend the core and seeds to a smooth texture.
Chocolate chips are a nice topping for a smoothie bowl. The cacao nibs in the picture are a healthier way to add chocolate and crunch to your smoothie. Cacao nibs are raw and sugar free. The sweetness of the smoothie balances the pleasantly bitter flavour of cacao nibs.
Chia seeds add crunch, and are a great source of protein. Add chia, flax, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds – or all of these – to your smoothie bowl.
Almonds and cashews are pictured here. I also like to add walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or other nuts, but it is easy to make your smoothie bowl nut-free if you prefer.
A variety of fresh or frozen fruits are a delicious addition to a smoothie bowl. You can use the same fruit that is in the smoothie, or different fruits for more variety. Sliced bananas, strawberries, mangos, peaches, and kiwi are excellent choices.
Also see this easy smoothie recipe for more smoothie ideas.