The feeling you get after you just finished an entire smoothie bowl is like no other. I feel so rejuvenated and I alway get a nice boost of energy from all the fruits!
I have been wanting to write this blog post for a really long time because smoothie bowl are such a work of art. It takes a bit of strategy to make the perfect smoothie bowl so I want to share all the tips and tricks with you all!
Tips and Tricks:
Frozen bananas help create a wonderful texture. I typically keep a stash of frozen bananas in the freezer. Peel the bananas, cut them into smaller pieces and store them in a reusable ziplock bag or Tupperware.
Not a fan of bananas? Add a nut butter! Ever since I tried a smoothie bowl with nut butter I have never gone back. It makes the smoothie bowl extra creamy and adds a nice servings of protein and healthy fats!
I personally think peanut butter overpowers smoothie bowls (unless you are making a peanut butter chocolate banana smoothie omg!). I typically choose cashew butter for smoothie bowls because it is not overpowering and has a very mild flavor. Almond butter is also an amazing option!
The amount of plant milk added also makes a big difference. I always recommend adding the milk little by little so you can gauge the texture. Once you add too much milk it’s harder to go back. I normally use about 1/4-1/2 cup plant milk depending on how much fruit I am using.
Defrosting your frozen fruit for about 10 minutes before blending it makes it easier to blend.
Try to avoid raspberries or blackberries when blending because of the seeds. Add as toppings if you wish!
Keeping it from melting:
I like to take my time with my smoothie bowl instead of rushing to eat it before it melts! I love to use insulated bowls or tumblers to keep it from melting. Click here to check out some of my favorite insulated bowls. If you don’t have an insulated bowl you can always chill your bowl before pouring your smoothie into it.
The possibilities are endless! Some of my favorite toppings include: more nut butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, slivered almonds, Bakery on Main granola (cookie monster & raspberry are both my favs!), shredded coconut, figs, blueberries, mini chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds.
OKAY, now go check out some of my favorite smoothie bowl recipes: