Step 1: Choose A Base

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Acai & Dragonfruit Benefits:

Heart Health

Antioxidants

Weight Loss

Skin

Digestive Aid

Reduces Irritation

Cellular Health

Immunity

Energy & Mental Function

 

Step 2: Blend The Base With Frozen Bananas

 

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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 secret.

I do equal parts base to frozen banana. For example, one acai packet to one banana, etc.

Notes:

If frozen bananas are not your thing, avocados are a great alternative!

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

 

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Nuts

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

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Antioxidants

Heart

Blood

Brain & Memory

Skin & Hair

Weight Loss (Fiber)

Dental & Bone

 

Fruit

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

 

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 Superfoods

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

 

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

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