Learn to make the best Green Smoothie Bowls! I like my smoothie bowls to be thick, like sorbet or soft serve ice cream! Read about how to make the perfect textured vegan green smoothie bowl!
How to Make a Smoothie Bowl
If I am making a smoothie bowl, I don’t want a thin liquid smoothie. I want my smoothie to be thick, like the consistency of soft serve ice cream. (right?!)
There are lots of different combinations of fruit and vegetables that are great in smoothies and smoothie bowls. This is a simple and delicious combo that is easy to make and even easier to eat. I love starting my day off with fruits and vegetables — and if it’s as fun to eat as ice cream, double score!
The best way to make a really thick smoothie bowl is to start with frozen fruit. I love bananas and mangos. The high sugar content means they blend up into a super thick and creamy consistency. You can also use:
- Dragon Fruit, also known as pitaya.
- Pineapple (use in combination with bananas and mangos
- Berries, but use them fresh in combination with bananas
I also like to use my food processor, rather than a blender, to keep the consistency of these more like ice cream than a smoothie. Because, you don’t want your toppings to sink!
Once your fruit is frozen, add it to the food processor bowl, along with something liquid, like coconut milk, almond milk, yogurt (I used coconut Greek yogurt here!), or even coconut water.
How do I top my Smoothie Bowls?
The next step is the fun part! TOPPINGS!
The sky is the limit here, but try:
- Fresh fruit, like bananas or berries
- Nuts (my favs are walnuts and pumpkin seeds)
- Coconut (always!)
- Chocolate chips (dark chocolate in the morning never hurts!)
- Nut butter
- Granola (like my Toasted Coconut Granola, or the grain free granola shown pictured)
A Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipe
My toddler loves these — we all them “green ice cream.” And I love that we are sneaking in a serving of greens.
Smoothie bowls are a great way to add in some extra protein as well. Just add your favorite protein powder. I love Naked Nutrition’s Grass-Fed Naked Whey Protein Powder. This will make it non-vegan. Naked Nutrition also has a variety of vegan protein powders to choose from.
Smoothie bowls can be packed with sugar. Adding some natural yogurt or unsweetened coconut yogurt, plus greens, lowers the overall sugar. Using protein-rich toppings, like grain free granola and nut butter are other ways to balance the sugar-rich fruit.
Also remember that the natural sugars in fruit are accompanied by lots of fiber and nutrients our bodies need!
Other Green Smoothie Recipes:
- Chocolate Chip Mint Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Peppermint Detox Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Metabolism Boosting Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
- Orange Dreamsicle Smoothie, by Sunkissed Kitchen
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Vegan Green Smoothie Bowls
- 3 bananas quartered and frozen
- 1 cup mango frozen in chunks
- 1/2 cup coconut Greek yogurt or yogurt of choice
- 2 cups spinach
- 1/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- Be sure to start with frozen bananas and mango for the best textured smoothie bowl.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor bowl or a Nutramilk nut butter and smoothie attachment. Process until the mixture becomes super creamy and begins to lighten in texture.
- Top with granola, fresh fruit, nuts, nut butters, coconut, or chocolate chips.
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