Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes

Smoothie bowls have become super popular this summer (heck, maybe they’re the new soup, which became the new juice this past winter).  Not only are they super easy to make, but since you’re using a spoon and bowl, you can add big pieces of ingredients, making this a whole other type of smoothie experience. 

Carly Ferguson has rounded up four of her favorite healthy and delicious smoothie bowl recipes for you to try depending on what you’re feeling like.

Fruity? Check. Dessert-like? Check. Feeling green? Check. Each recipe will make one large serving, or two smaller, snack-size servings. Toppings are totally optional, but definitely recommended. Enjoy!

4 Delicious Smoothie Bowl Recipes You’ll Love

Pomegranate Berrylicious Smoothie

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This smoothie is inspired by the acai smoothie bowl at Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen, one of my favorite treats on a lazy weekend morning. The pomegranate juice and berries in this recipe will give you a healthy dose of antioxidants, while the protein from the yogurt will help keep you fuller longer.

What you will need:

½ c. Greek yogurt, divided in half

½ c. pomegranate juice

½ c. frozen blueberries

Handful of frozen strawberries (about 8)

Handful of spinach or kale

Water if needed

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. In a bowl, scoop ¼ c. Greek yogurt in the bottom and pour the smoothie over it. Top with sliced strawberries, blueberries and a sprinkle of your favorite granola.

Decadent Chocolate Almond Smoothie

This flavor combination is a tribute to my deep love for chocolate almond spread. Chocolate + almonds + coconut – what’s not to love? This recipe was also the favorite of the day while taste testing in the kitchen.

What you will need:

½ frozen or fresh avocado

1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder

1 frozen banana

1 T. almond butter

½ c. light coconut milk

1 T. cocoa powder (maybe a little less if using chocolate-flavored protein powder)

1 T. espresso powder

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. The mixture should be thick, but you can always add a little water to get things moving. The avocado in this recipe makes for a thick and creamy texture – perfect for eating out of a bowl! Top with shaved or shredded unsweetened coconut, chopped almonds for a little crunch, and banana slices.

Green Monster Smoothie

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Green smoothies are one of my favorite drinks to make because of the added nutrients from the greens. Have no fear – if you are a green drink newbie, I promise you’ll love this recipe. You can’t even taste the “greens”!

What you will need:

Handful of greens (spinach, kale, dandelion greens, etc.)

½ frozen or fresh avocado

1 frozen kiwi

½ c. frozen pineapple chunks

1 T. honey

8 oz. coconut water or filtered water

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick. Pour into a bowl and top with extra pineapple chunks and chia seeds for a little omega-3 action. Enjoy!

Banana Cream Pie Smoothie

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Who doesn’t love dessert for breakfast? I don’t know about you, but I love all things banana, especially when it comes to sweet things. Warning: this smoothie is so good, you might find yourself making it at all hours of the day. Just sayin’.

What you will need:

About 2 frozen bananas

½ c. light coconut milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 T. ground flaxseed

Splash of vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with a crushed graham crackers and banana slices. If you are feeling a little fancy, caramelized bananas would be a fantastic addition!

Carly Ferguson is a health and wellness advocate and founder of FitLiving, a lifestyle blog that educates and motivates others towards a healthy lifestyle. She believes that living well encompasses four key areas: nutrition, physical fitness, mental health, and healthy relationships and that everyone’s journey is as unique as the individual himself.

This article has been republished with permission from FitLivingBlog.com.