Ahh the modern smoothie bowl. A smoothie in a bowl. Who’d have thought it?
Throw out all your cups and glasses and bring out the bowls! Don’t forget to download Tumblr and Instagram while you’re at it so you can flaunt your creative presentation skills.
People ‘eating’ smoothies from a bowl? They must be nuts!
Well yes, oats and seeds too!
Smoothie bowls tend to include more solids than your average blend of mixed fruits. This way you can get more out of your smoothie; experiencing distinguishable flavours and textures!
Sounds good to me!
We’re featuring 7 smoothie bowls that have been home-made by some healthy folks over on Instagram. Remember to show them some love by following them!
Daphne’s Green Powerhouse
‘People should try this one because I consider this smoothie as a real powerhouse, in every ingredient, there is a health benefit. Like the lime, it has a detox/antibiotic effect and contain a lot of vitamin C, peaches are so sweet and good and they also inhibited the spread of cancer to other parts of the body.. It’s a green start of the day and your body will be thankful.’
- Handful of spinach
- 5 organic frozen peaches (from her own garden)
- Little bit of organic vanilla yogurt
- 1tsp of flaxseed
- 1 lime
- 1 banana
Lauren’s Brain Power Smoothie Bowl
‘The healthy fats provided by the avocado give my brain the nutrients it needs to perform at a high level all day. The matcha provides me with great antioxidants. The protein mixed with the fats also keep me feeling full all morning and fights cravings. This is just a very well-rounded smoothie bowl to start off your day!’
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp matcha
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- Ice for thicker consistency
- Gogi berries
- Toasted coconut chips
Alla’s Mango Smoothie Bowl
‘This smoothie bowl is very satisfying and is a great pre and post work-out meal. It takes about 5-10 mins to prepare, so will save time when in a rush. Packed with vitamins and minerals that your body will easily absorb and is low in fat. And it tastes absolutely delicious!’
- 4 ripe mangos
- 1 ripe banana (frozen if desired)
- A handful of shredded coconut flakes
- 1 tsp of maca powder
- 1 tsp of raw carob powder
- 1/2 cup of water ( coconut water if desired )
- Fresh blueberries
- Raw buckwheat
- Shredded coconut flakes
- Cacao nibs
- Chia seeds
Ellyn’s Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl
‘This Blueberry Kiwi Ambronite Smoothie Bowl is packed with a bunch of nutrients to fuel your day from the get-go or to give you the boost you need to finish out the workday in the afternoon. The new version of Ambronite has a smoother texture and mixes slightly better with liquid than the last one (great for if you’re mixing it on-the-go).
The energy breakdown of the new version is the same as the last, with 500 calories of organic, vegan, non-GMO nutrients that keeps you full, just like a regular meal. Each packet has 54g of carbs, 30g of protein, and 18g of fat, with only 3g of natural sugar. Combine that nutrient-dense meal powder with these additional ingredients, and you’ve got a whole meal in a smoothie that tastes awesome!’
- 1/2 Packet Ambronite
- 1 5.3 oz cup nonfat coconut Greek yogurt
- 1 Frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup POM Wonderful Blueberry Pomegranate juice
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 peeled and sliced kiwi
- handful of blueberries
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- spoonful of dark chia seeds
Jutri’s Pretty Pink Coco Puddle
‘I think people should eat this bowl because it’s super-fresh, light, sweet and a little sour, nutrient dense and wholesome. It has good carbs, healthy fats and plant based protein! (and don’t we all want to eat pretty stuff as well)’
- 1 banana
- Handful of frozen raspberries
- Handful of pomegranate seeds
- 100ml – 200ml of coconut water
- 1 tbsp lime of juice
- 2 mango slices
- 2 apple slices
- 2 persimmon slices
- Handful of pomegranate seeds
- 1 tsp of lime zest
- Clustered maple cashews (pan roast a handful of cashews until golden, add a gulp of maple syrup and a pinch of Celtic sea salt and stir for a few more seconds. Turn down the heat and let the cashew nuts cool)
Rachel’s Strawberry Maca Banana-Icecream
‘This vegan ‘icecream’ is packed full of plant-based goodness and would be perfect for breakfast or a snack. It contains 2 portions of fruit as well as whole grains in the granola and healthy fats from the coconut flakes to make a balanced bowl. Bananas and strawberries are high in antioxidants, which can help your body to repair damaged cells and prevent illness. The oaty granola adds fiber and helps to slow down the absorption of sugar. But the star ingredient in this ‘icecream’ is Maca- a powdered root from South America, which has a slightly caramel-like taste and can improve mood, energy levels and sexual function.’
- 2 medium frozen bananas
- 5 strawberries
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2- 1 tsp maca powder
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup low sugar granola
Check out Rachel’s website here!
Meera’s Mango Turmeric Smoothie Bowl with Vanilla Chia Pudding
‘What better reason to have breakfast in the morning? A bowl filled with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients which tastes good and is even better for you. Two different textures in one keeps it entertaining as your mouth is treated to a flavour party first thing in the morning. And because you can prepare it all the night before, there’s no excuse for missing out on the most important meal of the day!’
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 mango cubed
- 1 tsp turmeric
- Half cup of nut milk (I used cashew milk)
Blitz until smooth and then refrigerate.
For the Vanilla Chia Pudding
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- Half tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup of nut milk (I used coconut)
- 2 tbsp of maple syrup
Mix all your pudding ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Transfer to a glass jar and refrigerate overnight with the smoothie ingredients. Stir pudding ingredients again in the morning and if it’s too thick, add milk for a smoother consistency.
Pour your smoothie ingredients into one side of your serving bowl and then pour your chia pudding into the other.
- 2 strawberries
- 7 blueberries
- 1 tbsp of dry coconut
- A sprinkle of poppy seeds
Check out Meera’s website here!
So do you think you’d try these delicious smoothie bowls? Let us know by commenting below!