There’s a new cool healthy breakfast in town and you most likely have seen it in your Instagram feed and all over Pinterest. it’s called the smoothie bowl, a new improved colourful version of your regular smoothie.
The smoothie bowl is a fresh fun way to start your day, lighter than ice-cream, better than yogurt parfait, and tastier than your ordinary green smoothie. Easy to make and full of nutrient-dense yumminess, we suspect eating a smoothie bowl a day may also keep the doctor away!
How to make a smoothie bowl:
- Mix fresh (or frozen) fruit, greens, sprouts, seeds (even powdered greens or protein powders), liquid (water, coconut water, almond milk) and ice in a blender until combined to form a smooth consistency.
- Pour smoothie mixture into a bowl.
- Slice fruit into pieces and arrange on top of smoothie mixture with seeds, nuts and muesli (or whatever else tickles your fancy).
Voila, 5 minutes to breakfast deliciousness
There are a myriad of combinations you can try and you’re really only limited to your imagination, but here are 15 of our favourite recipes to inspire you:
1. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Exotic dragon fruit gives this smoothie bowl its vibrant pink colour. Packed full of vitamins, minerals and fiber, add a natural vanilla protein powder for a protein boost. Photo and Recipe: Keepin’ It Kind
2. Strawberry Chia Smoothie Bowl
This recipe might sound like you need a straw but trust us, you need a spoon (to eat any of these smoothie bowls, you really do need a spoon!). This bowl doesn’t have as many ingredients as the other recipes with the main ingredients being strawberries, chia seeds, banana, milk and top with fresh strawberries and flaked almonds. Recipe: Flavour & Savour
3. Supergreens Smoothie Bowl
Fresh spinach, powdered greens, ginger and an assortment of fruits and nuts, this smoothie bowl is sure to give you the energy you need to get through the morning. Recipe: The Fit Foodie
4. Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie Bowl
Great for winter, this delightful smoothie bowl features carrots, dates, cinnamon, ginger and maca powder. This smoothie bowl also makes a wonderful dessert. Recipe: The Coveteur
5. Green Tea Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl
Don’t be fooled by the word ‘pie.’ This smoothie bowl includes spinach, Matcha green tea powder, avacado and lime zest. Definitely much healthier and tastier than your average pie! Recipe: Oh She Glows
6. Hearty Breakfast Bowl with Berries & Granola
This high-fibre smoothie bowl will keep you satisfied for hours, incorporating plenty of seeds, nuts and healthy fats such as flax seeds, chia seeds, almond milk and cacao nibs. Recipe: The Kitchn
7. Vegan Berry Crunch Smoothie Bowl
The skeptics who this all vegan food is bland need to try this! This creamy smoothie bowl features a mix of berries, banana, kale, chia seeds, almond milk and toasted coconut and chopped almonds. Makes for a perfect dessert treat as well. Recipe: Domesticate Me
8. Blueberry Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl
Many people mistakenly think that buckwheat is a cereal grain when in fact it not related to wheat in anyway. It is a fruit seed which can be consumer by coeliacs and those who are sensitive to wheat or want to avoid grains completely. This smoothie bowl is blended with antioxidant-rich blueberries making it a wonderful gluten-free breakfast choice. Photo and recipe: Dailyburn
9. Antioxidant Berry Bliss Smoothie Bowl
This cherry, raspberry and blackberry smoothie is antioxidant-rich helping to boost your immunity. Avocado, seeds and pepitas boost adds fiber and good fats making it a complete meal. Recipe: Blissful Basil
10. Avacado Persimmon Breakfast Bowl
A spicy smoothie bowl that strikes the perfect balance of fresh and rich in flavour. Jam packed full of omegas, good fats and fibers, this is a smoothie bowl perfect for the entire family. Photo and recipe: Vanelja
11. Summer Abundance Bowl
Perfect for those warm summer days, this smoothie bowl features many of the seasons popular fruits including mango, banana passionfruit and pineapple. Use coconut water for increased hydration. Photo and Recipe: MoveNourishBelieve
12. Berry Beet Paleo Smoothie Bowl
Beetroots are detoxifying, rich in vitamins and minerals and iron-rich. Mixed with berries and other superfoods this paleo smoothie bowl is not only deliciously satisfying but great for people fighting fatigue and looking to increase stamina. Recipe: The Modern Buttery
13. Kiwi Coconut Smoothie Bowl
This raw, vegan, gluten-free smoothie bowl contains loads of protein, magnesium, calcium and other vital vitamins and minerals. If you’re looking to boost your immune system, need an energy pick me up or want to improve your appearance (hair, skin and nails) naturally this is the smoothie bowl for you. Recipe: Lululemon
14. Cacao Nut Smoothie Bowl
We published this Cacao Nut Smoothie recipe a few months ago and it was an absolute hit. To take it one step further and turn it into a breakfast bowl, just fresh fruit such as bananas and peaches and other toppings such as almond flakes, flax seeds and anything else you fancy. Recipe: Vive Health
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