4 smoothie bowl recipes to brighten up your life

You’ve seen smoothie bowls all over the internet, but have you ever made one?

Smoothie bowls are actually super easy to make, and can be super affordable depending on what you add to it. If you have a little extra money to spend on supplement and/or superfood powders, this is a great place to fit those into your diet as well.

These are the basic recipes I stick to when I’m craving a smoothie bowl, but feel free to play with these amounts and ingredients! What I love about these is how completely versatile they are. You could notch it up a lot with superfood powders and make it a health bomb, or you could do a simple banana berry bowl topped with sliced bananas and still fit a delicious bowl into your budget.


Acai Bowl

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon raw creamy almond butter

1 packet of acai puree, thawed

splash of water

Optional add-ins:

1 teaspoon turmeric (no more than this or it will be GROSS)

1 tablespoon collagen powder

!/2 tablespoon maca powder

I buy my Acai packets from Trader Joe’s, as they’re most affordable. My blender isn’t super strong so I thaw the packet out under hot water before tossing it in. Add as much or as little water as you need to change the consistency to your preference. I usually don’t use too much because I like a more ice-creamy feel. Add a splash of almond milk if the acai flavor is too strong!

Top with sliced strawberries or blueberries, banana and chia seeds.


“Get Your Greens In” Bowl

1 frozen banana

giant handful spinach

a few chunks frozen pineapple

a few chunks frozen mango

splash of water

Optional add-ins:

1 tsp spirulina

2 tsp matcha powder

1 tablespoon aloe vera

I eat this bowl when I’m feeling summery, or just want something less fruity. I mean, this bowl is fruity for sure but in a more citrus-y, bright way. I feel like berries and acai are more of a sticky sweet. Anyway, this bowl is delicious especially on a hot day!

Top with mango or papaya slices, dried coconut flakes and goji berries.


Chocolate and Nut Butter Bowl

1 frozen banana

3 tablespoons raw creamy almond butter

3 tablespoons cacao powder

splash of water

Optional add-ins:

2 tsp maca powder

1 tablespoon collagen powder

I don’t like adding too much extra into this because I love the base cacao flavor so much. You’ll probably need a little more water for this guy because it has so much cacao, but this is a great dessert-type bowl. Use this when you’re PMSing or craving ice cream!

Top with homemade granola, cacao nibs, bananas, or homemade “caramel” sauce (1 tablespoon maple syrup whisked with 1 tablespoon raw creamy almond or cashew butter, plus a pinch of salt).


Sweet Strawberry Bowl

1 frozen banana

handful of frozen strawberries

2 slices frozen peach

splash of almond milk

Optional add-ins:

2 tsp cacao powder

1 tablespoon melted coconut manna

This one tastes like strawberry ice cream. Very sweet and easy on your stomach. I usually use almond milk for everything, but for this guy subbing coconut milk will give it a heartier, more dessert-like flavor.

Top with sliced strawberries, fresh coconut, cacao nibs and fresh mango.


Have you ever made a smoothie bowl before? If you have ideas or flavors you want to share, comment below!

Featured photo by Franziska Haßler.
Blue bowl photo by Brenda Godinez.

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