Step 1: Choose A Base

Acai

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.

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Dragonfruit (Pitaya)

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.

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Acai & Dragonfruit Benefits:

heart health

antioxidants

weight loss

improved skin

digestive aid

reduces irritation

improves cellular health

increases immunity

boosts energy & mental function

anti-aging

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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.

Banana Benefits:

reduces depression

healthy carbs

potassium (great for post-workout recovery)

fiber (weight loss, bowel regulation)

reduces blood pressure/heart disease

increases energy and brain power

Avocado Benefits:

heart healthy fat

brain function

high in vitamin c, c-folate

rich in potassium

filling

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

Superfoods are an amazing topping for smoothie bowls! Here are 3 of my current faves (& their benefits)!

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honey
cacao

WHITE CHIA SEEDS

    • Skin
    • Digestion
    • Heart
    • Diabetes
    • Energy & Metabolism
    • Bone Strength
    • Build Muscle
    • Weight Loss

RAW CACAO NIBS

    • Blood Pressure
    • Brain Health
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Cardiovascular Health
    • Fatigue
    • Antioxidants
    • Skin Care

BEE POLLEN

    • Allergies
    • Immunity
    • Digestion
    • Fertility
    • Skin
    • Energy
    • Protein

Nuts

Some of my favorite toppings are almonds, cashews, and walnuts; all of which are loaded with heath benefits.

Benefits

    • Antioxidants
    • Heart
    • Blood
    • Brain & Memory
    • Skin & Hair
    • Weight Loss (Fiber)
    • Dental & Bone
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Fruit

Nature’s candy comes in many forms. Berries are my go-to favorite for topping off smoothie bowls.

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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?!

xoxo,

Lo

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