Step 1: Choose A Base
Acai is probably the most common or well-known base for smoothie bowls; which is why you will more often than not here these bowls referred to as “acai bowls." Acai is a great choice as it is delicious, easy-to-find, and loaded with a wide array of health benefits.
Dragonfruit is another common base for smoothie bowls. Also known as pitaya, the bright pink color of this superfood/fruit is not popping up next to acai bowls everywhere. Pitaya is gaining popularity and has more to offer than just a pretty color. Acai and pitaya share many of the same benefits. I love making pitaya bowls as a post-workout snack as they are loaded with antioxidants, magnesium, fiber, and B vitamins.
Acai & Dragonfruit Benefits:
improves cellular health
boosts energy & mental function
Both dragonfruit & acai can be found in the frozen fruit section of the grocery store.
Step 2: Blend Base With Frozen Bananas
For the longest time, I spent an insane amount of unnecessary money because I could not figure out how to make a smoothie bowl creamy, instead of icy. Frozen bananas are the trick. I do equal parts base to frozen banana. For example, one acai packet to one banana, etc. If frozen bananas are not your thing, avocados are a great alternative.
potassium (great for post-workout recovery)
fiber (weight loss, bowel regulation)
reduces blood pressure/heart disease
increases energy and brain power
heart healthy fat
high in vitamin c, c-folate
rich in potassium
tasty & great for super thick smoothie bowls!
Note: If your mixture is a little too thick when blending, add a little bit of water, coconut water, or nut milk.
Step 3: Add Toppings
Superfoods are an amazing topping for smoothie bowls! Here are 3 of my current faves (& their benefits)!
WHITE CHIA SEEDS
- Energy & Metabolism
- Bone Strength
- Build Muscle
- Weight Loss
RAW CACAO NIBS
- Blood Pressure
- Brain Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- Skin Care
Some of my favorite toppings are almonds, cashews, and walnuts; all of which are loaded with heath benefits.
- Brain & Memory
- Skin & Hair
- Weight Loss (Fiber)
- Dental & Bone
Nature’s candy comes in many forms. Berries are my go-to favorite for topping off smoothie bowls.
Let me know if you tried making your own smoothie bowl at home! How did it go!?! What are your favorite smoothie bowl recipes, tips, and tricks?!