I love a good smoothie because they are delicious, filling and chock full of goodness in so many ways. However, at times, when I am having a smoothie for a meal and not just a snack, I miss the act of using utensils and chewing, which is where delectable smoothie bowls come in.
Smoothie bowls are basically smoothies, served in a bowl with a spoon, and are finished off with any toppings you wish. Think along the lines of shredded coconut, goji berries, granola, dried fruits, and any other delicious ingredients you would like to add in and eat. This is where you can unleash your inner child and create the most colorful and unique smoothie bowl creations of your own.
To help get you started, here are some of our current, favorite smoothie bowl recipes that are super easy to put together.
How gorgeous and filling does this smoothie bowl look? The Minimalist Baker includes everything from creamy avocado to refreshing frozen berries.
Lee tops her creamy concoctions with good for you kumquats, sweet figs and mouthwatering jam, and also sneaks in some macqui powder that’s known for its antioxidant properties.
It’s peanut butter jelly time! And this is definitely a gourmet peanut butter and jelly dish. Made with strawberries and bananas, The Casual Craftlete tops her bowl off with melted peanut butter and chopped peanuts.
Doesn’t this cacao smoothie bowl look so rich and chocolately? It not only looks beautiful, but the hint of blood orange in it is so nice.
Want some great ingredients to keep in your kitchen to innovate on your next smoothie bowl? Here are some great buys you’ll love munching on.
Shiloh Farms Organic Raw Pecans, $14.89
SunFood Organic Goji Berries, $28.99
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips, $4.99