Lately, you might've seen folks post pretty pictures of smoothie bowls all over Instagram and Pinterest or maybe a new shop opened up in your town. I have to say, I'm loving this trend! A smoothie bowl shop recently opened up in small town and every time I drive by, the place is packed! Smoothie bowls make the perfect healthy breakfast, lunch, or snack. Typically, smoothie bowls are colorful and fresh filled with granola, your favorite smoothie, fresh fruit, and garnished with a crunchy topping like nuts or seeds (hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds).
Smoothie bowls are are delicious and simple to make right at home. We've found a variety of smoothie bowl recipes that you'll feel good about eating and look Instagram worthy, too.
1. Açaí Smoothie Bowl with Mixed Berries
If you've had a smoothie bowl before, the smoothie recipe was most likely made with açaí. Açaí is a dark purple berry that is tiny but rich in antioxidants and nutrients.
Start your day off right with this super easy açaí smoothie bowl recipe that's filled with some ingredients like frozen mixed berries, açaí, and almond butter. Topping recommendations are: bee pollen, chia seeds, unsweetened coconut, cacao nibs, and fresh fruit. It only takes a few minutes to whip up this healthy breakfast bowl. Here's the recipe.
2. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Bowl
If you struggle with trying to find time to make a healthier breakfast or lunch, have no fear! This easy strawberry banana smoothie bowl only takes about five minutes to prepare. Between the protein powder and generous topping of chia seeds, you might find yourself feeling more energized throughout the day. Here's the recipe.
3. Super Green Smoothie Bowl
Don't be turned off by this green smoothie bowl! This nutritious smoothie bowl recipe, and a personal favorite, is packed with flavor and a few hidden vegetables (spinach and kale) and some frozen mixed berries. Crunchy toppings like granola, nuts, hemp seeds, and unsweetened shredded coconut are great additions to this. I love adding a drizzle of local honey as well.
If you don't have time to make this green smoothie bowl during the day, you can always prepare it a day or two in advance. Here's the recipe.
4. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
Pitaya or dragon fruit is another common ingredient found in smoothie recipes. Dragon fruit is slightly sweet with a subtle flavor, so it pairs nicely with all of the delicious toppings.
In this smoothie recipe you'll find some frozen fruit, spinach, almond milk and your choice of protein powder. Customize with your favorite toppings and make sure to check out the recipe for lemon blueberry granola.
This might just be your new favorite healthy smoothie bowl recipe. Find it here.
5. Enlighten Smoothie Bowl
Get ready to snap pictures of this beauty for all of your Instagram followers! This gorgeous smoothie bowl has a smoothie base made up of fresh or frozen mixed berries, bananas, almond butter, water and a few ice cubes.
We really have to take a look at all of of those delicious toppings. Julie from The Simple Veganista has a list of fifteen suggested toppings. From crunchy cacao nibs and hemp seeds to shredded coconut and fresh strawberries, you'll find ingredients that suit your taste. Here's the recipe.
6. Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Smoothie Bowl
This super-bowl would have anyone excited to wake up to! The peanut butter (almond butter can be used) and cocoa make this smoothie bowl feel decadent, it still on the healthy side. You can top this with chocolate chips, but I recommend using cacao nibs.
If you haven't tried cacao nibs yet, go out and buy them! They're super crunchy, slightly bitter and rich in antioxidants. Here's the recipe.
7. Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
Love apple pie but don't really want the calories that go along with it? Well, this healthy smoothie bowl recipe tastes just like apple pie, but without the guilt! The smoothie recipe is creamy from the Greek yogurt and flavored with some cinnamon and apple sauce.
Top this off with some apple slices, cinnamon granola, pumpkin seeds, and your favorite nut butter and you'll love this filling breakfast bowl any time of the day. Here's the recipe.
8. Mermaid Smoothie Bowl
For all you mermaids out there, this smoothie bowl recipe is for you! This green smoothie bowl gets its color from the avocado and spirulina powder. Spirulina is a blueish-green freshwater plant that's considered a superfood.
A filling, healthy breakfast that'll make you feel good. Here's the recipe.
9. Blueberry Smoothie Bowl with Dragon Fruit and Edible Flowers
A stunning smoothie bowl definitely worthy of a few snaps for Instagram! A creamy blueberry smoothie is garnished with chia seeds, dragon fruit balls and edible flowers. Elegant and colorful. Here's the recipe.
10. Tropical Green Smoothie Bowl
Sit back and relax with this beautiful green smoothie bowl. The smoothie is fresh and light from the added mint leaves and coconut water, which might just make you feel like you're lounging on a warm sandy beach.
11. Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl
You might think you're digging into a slice of peach because this healthy breakfast bowl is so satisfying. Make this when peaches are in season and taste their best, however you can always use frozen peaches too.
The homemade crumb topping for garnishing is spiced with cinnamon and a little honey to mimic the topping on a peach pie. Get ready to indulge! Here's the recipe.
12. Grapefruit Smoothie Bowl
Grapefruit has always been one of my favorite fruits, so I absolutely love it in the smoothie recipe. Grapefruit is fresh and tart and rich in vitamins and minerals.
In between the blueberries and shredded coconut you'll notice a mixture of hemp seeds and buckwheat. Buckwheat is a gluten-free seed that is packed with nutrients. It's high in protein and fiber and helps support healthy digestion. It's a great ingredient to have around to add to any smoothie bowl recipe.