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How to Craft the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

by on May 7, 2018

Photo by Holly Wade

You’ve seen these smoothie bowl recipes (or acai bowls) all over Pinterest, but have you tried to make one of your own yet? A smoothie bowl isn’t hard to make it home, but remember, it’s just as much about the smoothie as it is about the toppings! Blend your favorite ingredients together to make a tasty smoothie bowl recipe that will ensure your morning is off to a great start.

This strawberry banana smoothie bowl recipe is my favorite go-to flavor combo, but I can mix it up with different toppings based on what I have in the house, mixing chia seeds, nuts, fruits and coconut shavings.

A golden spoon next to a smoothie bowl with fruit and other toppings.
Photo by Holly Wade

The Go-To Smoothie Bowl Recipe

  • 1 cup frozen fruit
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup no-sugar-added juice or nut milk
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Simply blend all ingredients together, adding more liquid or ice as needed to reach the proper consistency.

The great thing about smoothie bowls is you can easily adjust the amounts or swap out ingredients. For example, if you prefer to make a dairy-free smoothie bowl recipe, you can skip the Greek yogurt and just add nut milk, fruit juice, coconut milk, etc. If you want to add a protein boost, you can add protein powder (or even peanut butter – great recipe for that below!) or you can add more nutrients by tossing in a handful of greens like spinach or kale. Alongside the sweetness of the fruits, you won’t even taste the greens! 

Smoothie Bowl Toppings

  • Berries and bananas
  • Chia seeds
  • Almonds, pecans, walnuts
  • Coconut shavings
  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Hemp seeds
  • Freeze dried fruit

Try out these other tasty smoothie bowl recipe combinations!

A white bowl of purple yogurt, red strawberries, brown granola, white bananas and blue berries all lined up.
Photo by Pumps & Iron

Easy Acai Bowl by Pumps & Iron



Tropical Green Smoothie by Eat Yourself Skinny

Granola is sitting in and around a white bowl.
Photo by Leah’s Plate


Banana Nut Butter Smoothie Bowl (with protein powder) by Leah’s Plate

a bowl of chocolate pudding with raspberries in it
Photo by Healthy Chef

Chocolate & Nut Butter Smoothie Bowl by Healthy Chef


Two bowls of oatmeal with fruit
Photo by Pastry Affair

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Bowl with Coconut Milk by Pastry Affair


morning cafe latte with cute decorating words
Photo by Vegan a la Mode

Vegan Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl with dates and coconut oil by Vegan a la Mode

No matter what liquids, frozen fruits, nut butters or greens you add to your smoothie bowl, it’s sure to be delicious and nutritious!

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