If you’re a fan of green smoothie recipes in general, your searches for new and fun ideas have most likely led you to “smoothie bowl” recipes at one time or another. “What’s the difference between a smoothie and smoothie bowl?” you’ve probably asked yourself. There’s usually one key factor that separates the two: the amount of frozen ingredients.
Smoothie bowls tend to be made with more frozen fruit, so the consistency is closer to that of ice cream or yogurt, rather than a liquid drink. After all, you eat smoothie bowls with a spoon, so it’s nice to have something nice and thick to dive into.
We’re big fans of smoothie bowls — especially the kind of smoothie bowls that are more than just fruit. We’ve searched the internet to find 11 of the most beautiful, creative, and nutritionally sound smoothie bowls out there. Whether you’re looking for something to ease a sweet craving, or something to power you through a busy day, we’ve got a smoothie bowl recipe for you!
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Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes
Pro Tip: To get an extra creamy smoothie bowl, cut up your banana (or mango, avocado, strawberries, etc) and freeze overnight in a plastic bag. You can even wash and freeze greens by laying them flat in a baggie in your freezer.
Raspberry White Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Sometimes you need a hint of decadence in your life. If your sweet tooth just needs to be satisfied, skip the ice cream and go straight for this smoothie bowl. With the optional addition of a few pieces of white chocolate, this simple smoothie bowl only calls for a few other ingredients, including frozen bananas and coconut cream. Get a nice serving of vitamins from this sweet treat. Click here for recipe >>
Tropical Summer Smoothie Bowl
Want to go on a tropical vacation without leaving your kitchen? With ingredients like mango, coconut and lime, along with a healthy serving of bee pollen (which has been shown to be one of the most nutritionally complete foods out there), your skin will be glowing like you just came back from a week on the beach. Click here for recipe >>
Berry Beets Smoothie Bowl
An antioxidant powerhouse that’s also low in sugar and may even help improve your stamina at the gym, this smoothie bowl is made with ingredients like blueberries, a beet, flaxseeds, chia seeds and mint. With lots of fiber and even some protein to keep you satisfied for hours, you’ll feel berry berry good after snacking on this! Click here for recipe >>
Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
If you’re interested in a different kind of smoothie bowl — namely one that you can drink hot — try this recipe out! By blending up rolled oats, cacao powder, peanut butter and almond milk the night before, and then heating it up, you’ve got the perfect high-fiber winter breakfast! Click here for recipe >>
Honeydew Smoothie Bowl
You’ve heard of soup in a bread bowl, but how about a smoothie in a cantaloupe bowl? This bright and colorful berry-centric smoothie has the addition of maca root powder, which has been shown to increase energy and help balance hormones. Bring this out during brunch and impress all your friends. Click here for recipe >>
Vanilla Latte Smoothie Bowl
If you want your breakfast and your caffeine fix all at once, this smoothie bowl has your back. Made with frozen almond milk ice cubes, a banana, a shot of espresso and a scoop of protein powder, it’s the perfect pre-workout breakfast or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Click here for recipe >>
Green Matcha Smoothie Bowl
This bowl will have you seeing green in the best way! Kiwis, frozen bananas and matcha — a powdered green tea full of antioxidants that helps you feel both calm and energized — mix together to create a snack that’s sure to keep you going all day long. Click here for recipe >>
Pink Smoothie Bowl
If you’ve got picky eaters at home, consider this smoothie bowl. Not only does it have a hidden serving of spinach (they’ll never taste it!), but it also has ginger, which is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and immune booster. An additional serving of yogurt (diary or non-dairy will both work) and half an avocado keep things creamy and protein packed. Click here for recipe >>
Rainbow Green Smoothie Bowl
A “heaping tablespoon” of spirulina (a superfood algae that’s considered to be one of the most nutritionally complete foods out there) helps to give this smoothie bowl its vibrant color. There’s also pecans, hemp seeds, cacao nibs and vanilla, making its flavor profile just as rich as its color. Click here for recipe >>
Cherry Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl
This is truly what we’d call a “superfood bowl.” Full of antioxidant power from pomegranates, magnesium from cherries, and toppings that include chia seeds, hemp seeds and goji berries, you’ll be ready to tackle everything on your to-do list after only a few bites. Click here for recipe >>
Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
One of the healthiest fruits you can eat, blueberries have all sorts of health benefits; from helping our brains to drastically boosting the amount of antioxidants in our bodies. This traditional smoothie bowl recipe is not only full of magnesium and potassium from bananas, but it has a nice serving of fiber, which means that for all its simplicity, it will keep you going all morning long! Click here for recipe >>