Smoothie bowls are a nice and easy shortcut to a healthy(ish) breakfast. It’s a way to introduce more fruits and vegetables to your diets. It’s a fast food made from fresh ingredients. It can be prepared in minutes and still served with a style. It can be breakfast, after workout energy boost or desert after dinner.
There is no such thing as a recipe for a smoothie bowl. There are no exact measurements, no precise portions, no fuss. At least in our kitchen. We have only favorite combinations, toppings, desired thickness, texture, color or nutrient profile we strive for.
So yeah, this is definitely not a recipe post. At least not in a typical sense. Trust me; it’s easier without a recipe to follow. Go with your gut feeling. Let your taste buds guide you. Use what you have in your pantry and fridge.
Here are just a few general recommendations, toppings suggestions and our favorite combinations to trigger your cravings and help you discover a charm of the smoothie bowls.
We usually prepare smoothie for two, divide it equally and garnish it according to our personal preferences. These recommendations are for one person so you can easily adjust it to any number of eaters. These are some general “measurement” (I just eyeball it) for the ingredients we use most often in our smoothies.
- Liquids – about 90ml for thicker smoothies, or 130 – 150 for thinner ones – any milk will do
- Avocado – usually ¼ per person
- Spinach – about ½ cup per person
- Banana – 1 (if used as the only sweetener, less otherwise)
- Fruit – ½ a piece if fresh or ½ a cup of frozen (raspberries or strawberries are the best)
- Nut or seeds butter – 1 heaping tablespoon
- Seeds (like chia, hemp or flax) – 1 tablespoon
- Oats – 2 – 3 tablespoons
- Seeds and grains – oats, sesame, chia, hemp, flax …
- Nuts – chopped, sliced or whole (for extra fatty acids)
- Fresh or frozen fruits – anything you like. Our favorites? Fresh ripe peach, figs, any fresh or frozen berries, dark cherries. They add an extra flavor, texture, nutrients, and color to our smoothie bowls.
- Quinoa puffs – for extra protein, fiber and fun 😉
Suggested Smoothie Combinations
I crave chocolate smoothies all the time. They are my favorite. You can hide anything in them – spinach, oats, avocado. Right after that would be raspberry smoothie which is fresh and yummy. In terms of toppings, I choose anything from the list above. Well, usually I choose most of the things from the list above. 😉
- Milk + banana + avocado + cacao powder
- Milk + banana + yogurt + cacao powder
- Milk + banana + oats + cacao powder
- Milk + banana + spinach + avocado + fresh/frozen fruits
- Milk + banana + frozen berries + oats
- Milk + banana + spinach
- Milk + banana + nut butter + cinnamon
See a pattern? Try new combinations or stick to your favorites, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s easy and enjoyable.
What are your go-to smoothie combinations?