You’ve seen them on Instagram and Pinterest, but have you tried making your own smoothie bowl for breakfast yet?!? They are exactly what you need for these hot summer mornings. And seriously why drink your breakfast as a smoothie when you can eat it?
A smoothie bowl is also a great way to cool off and hydrate post workout. Our summer in DC has not been too incredible hot, but I typically still like to wake up early, walk the dog, and get an A.M. workout in before the sun comes all the way up and the temperature rises. On those mornings when it’s already almost 90 degrees or the humidity is insane at 7:00 A.M. you bet I am excited to make a refreshing smoothie bowl for breakfast!
It took me a few trials to figure out the perfect combination of milk:fruit:frozen fruit to get the right consistency, so I wanted to share with you an easy smoothie bowl how-to. Follow the the recipe below for how much of each ingredient to add, but the type of fruit you use doesn’t matter.
I personally like to use almond milk (coconut or cows milk would also work), fresh pineapple, and frozen strawberries, mango, and PItaya Plus dragon fruit. Occasionally I’ll add spinach to make it a ‘green’ smoothie bowl. I also typically add whey protein power because I make my smoothie bowl post workout. Another popular add in is maca powder, which has been found to give you a boost of energy. I throw all these ingredients into my Vitamix and start blending.
Usually I have to stop the blender and move the ingredients around once or twice in order for them to combine to a smooth consistency. Then I use a rubber scraper to pour the smoothie into a large bowl. I top mine with Kind Snacks granola, chia seeds, almonds, and any fresh fruit I have around (usually strawberries and a banana). With the combination of fruit, nuts, and grains it keeps me full and gives me energy for the day.
I have seen many other variations of smoothie bowls all over social media. You could make chocolate bowls, acai bowls, and the toppings are endless. Let me know if you give this a try and what your favorite fruit and topping combinations are! Enjoy! ♥
- ½ cup almond milk (coconut or cows milk will works as well)
- ½ cup any fresh fruit
- 1½-2 cups frozen fruit
- Combine almond milk, fresh fruit, and frozen fruit in a high powered blender. Additional add-ins might include: spinach, protein power, maca powder, etc.
- Blend on high until all ingredients are combined. (You might need to stop the blender, move the ingredients around, and then continue blending a few times.)
- Pour in a large bowl and top with any additional toppings which might include: fresh fruit, nuts, granola, coconut, chia seeds, etc.