Smoothie Bowls are one of my favorite desserts. They are quick, easy, light, guilt-free, and satisfy my sweet tooth while also being full of a bunch of good stuff. The only things you really NEED to make a smoothie bowl are water and fruit, but I add ingredients that are full of nutrients.
Another thing I love about Smoothie Bowls is that they are fully customizable. You can change the ingredients and toppings to please everyone while not really being any more work for you. I usually make a base bowl, the recipe for which is below, and then top it with peanut butter, cheerios, frozen raspberries, and honey for my husband. For myself, I top it with granola, unsalted sunflower seeds, frozen raspberries, and honey.
Also, I don’t follow this exact recipe every time I make Smoothie Bowls. I usually do my measuring by eye and add more or less of certain ingredients depending on the day.
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- 1 cup almond milk I use unsweetened
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- collagen use serving size for whatever kind you like
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered turmeric
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- handful spinach or kale
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
For Smoothie Bowl:
- In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Pour into two separate bowls and top with favorite toppings.
- In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. I use this NutriBullet Pro and I am obsessed with it. It makes your smoothies SO smooth! I am a big texture person and can’t do chunks. This guy leaves nothing unblended.
- Pour into two bowls and add your desired toppings!
Why I use these ingredients:
- Unsweetened Almond Milk
- We have pretty much cut all milk out of our diets and switched over to almond milk. I love it. You can use water or milk instead, but I think this helps thicken it up more and is good for you! I usually buy the Friendly Farms brand at Aldi.
- Protein Powder
- I don’t normally get enough protein in my normal diet, so I usually add protein powder any time I make a smoothie. I have never found a protein powder that I love, but I use the Elevation brand at Aldi.
- I love adding collagen to my smoothies. It is tasteless and so good for your skin! I am currently using liquid collagen, but I have used powders in the past. The brand I use is #######
- Powdered Ginger and Turmeric
- Ginger and Turmeric have a lot of health benefits and I don’t add enough to change the taste, so I throw them in anytime I make a smoothie. You could also use fresh instead of powdered, but the taste would be stronger.
- Almond Butter
- I like to add healthy fats to my smoothies, but I don’t like the way peanut butter changes the taste, so I go with almond butter. It also helps to make your smoothie thicker.
- Chia Seeds
- Chia seeds are another healthy fat and are packed full of nutrients while also being low in calories. These are also a great topping! I buy the Simply Nature Organic Chia Seeds at Aldi.
- Flaxseed Meal
- Flaxseed is full of nutrients so I throw it into every smoothie I make. I use Bob’s Red Mill brand.
- Spinach or Kale
- I add at least one handful of greens every time I make a smoothie, but usually more. It’s a great way to sneak in some veggies! I usually use spinach for smoothie bowls because it doesn’t have as strong of a taste as kale, but that’s up to you.
- Frozen Mixed Berries
- You could use any kind of fruit here, but we love mixed berries. You could also use fresh, but I buy frozen because I don’t have to worry about them going bad and they help to thicken up the smoothie.
The toppings are the best part! You can add literally whatever floats your boat, but my favorites are:
- Granola- I buy the Millville Oats brand at Aldi
- Unsalted Sunflower Seeds- I buy the Southern Grove Brand at Aldi
- Frozen Raspberries- I crush these up with my fingers to get smaller pieces
- Honey- I’m obsessed with honey and the best I have EVER tried is the Texas Wildflower Honey from Aldi. I’m not kidding, go buy a case of it. It’s amazing.
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