Healthy smoothie bowl recipes are all the rage right now—and for all of the right reasons!
Kicking off your morning with a healthy smoothie bowl full of fruits, veggies, nuts, and seeds provides you with enough energy to tackle anything the day might throw at you.
Think of smoothie bowls as the smoothie’s heartier big sister. Ingredients such as nut butters, avocados, and bananas add creaminess and thickness, while grains, nuts, and seeds sprinkled on top add crunchiness and heaps of omega-3s, fiber, and vitamins.
Plus, smoothie bowl recipes are super easy to make and even easier to drool over!
Best Tips for the Perfect Healthy Smoothie Bowl
To make the most of your smoothie bowl (and keep it healthy!), we have a few tips to keep in mind:
Don’t skimp on the good stuff: Top your smoothie with plenty of healthy fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, and/or grains for a nutritious boost!
Watch your added sugar intake: Try to stay away from white and brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses, fruit juice, and ingredients ending in “ose,” such as fructose, dextrose, and maltose. To build your smoothie base, opt for ingredients such as unsweetened yogurt, protein powders, milk, whole fruits and veggies, and greens like spinach and kale.
Limit your portion size: It’s important not to overdo it! While many smoothie bowls offer plenty of healthy benefits, huge portions can pack tons of calories.
Take it slow: Smoothies are delicious, but you probably suck them down in a few quick minutes, right? That’s why smoothie bowls are so great! You consume them much slower, giving you more time to savor each ingredient without upsetting your stomach.
With these tips in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite healthy smoothie bowl recipes for a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or lunch!
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Best Tips for the Perfect Healthy Smoothie Bowl12 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes to Try1. Classic Acai Bowl2. Tropical Detox Smoothie Bowl3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl4. Mango Tango Smoothie Bowl5. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl6. Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowl7. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl8. Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl9. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl10. Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa Smoothie Bowl11. Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl12. Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl
12 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes to Try
Here are 12 delicious and healthy smoothie bowl recipes to try:
1. Classic Acai Bowl
Acai is an antioxidant-loaded, grape-like berry from South America that has taken the U.S. health food market by storm. Acai bowls—smoothie bowls featuring acai—have also become extremely popular.
This smoothie bowl recipe from The Pig and Quill is a classic that includes, among other ingredients, acai, bananas, blueberries, sliced kiwi, granola, and coconut chips for toppings. Yum!
2. Tropical Detox Smoothie Bowl
Dive into this wonderful smoothie bowl of tropical bliss from our Get Healthy U kitchen!
Pineapple and lemon both have detoxifying properties and add a refreshing element to this bowl. Top with chia seeds, berries, coconut flakes, and nuts for some crunch!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Bowl
This “chocolate” smoothie bowl from Del’s Cooking Twist actually uses carob powder, but you can sub unsweetened cocoa powder for a less bitter, more traditional chocolatey taste.
Made with almond milk, peanut butter, and dates, this smoothie bowl couldn’t be simpler to make!
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4. Mango Tango Smoothie Bowl
This smoothie bowl has a super secret protein-packed ingredient: tofu! You may think it sounds weird, but tofu is a great way to add protein to anything, and it’s tasteless.
This recipe from Eazy Peazy Mealz includes mangos and is topped with a variety of tropical fruits and berries for a refreshing treat.
5. Mocha Banana Protein Smoothie Bowl
Tired of the traditional cup of joe? This smoothie bowl from Ambitious Kitchen blends instant coffee with banana, spinach, and chocolate almond milk for an innovative, healthy way to get your daily dose of caffeine.
Top it with carob chips, almond butter, and low-fat granola for a nutty crunch!
6. Inner Goddess Raspberry Breakfast Bowl
This mango raspberry smoothie bowl of goodness from Pinch of Yum, with nearly half of your daily value of fiber, has everything you could ever want in a breakfast.
Packed with superfoods like flax and chia and topped with delicious coconut oil granola, this bowl will certainly leave your stomach and your taste buds satisfied!
7. Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl
Chia seeds are tiny powerful seeds bursting with seemingly impossible amounts of omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber. Plus, they make for a delicious breakfast bowl.
This simple recipe calls for chia seeds, any variety of milk, maple syrup, and vanilla. Very yummy and very filling!
8. Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Bowl
Want to get your greens in this morning but not a huge fan of the earthy taste? This delicious smoothie bowl from Hello Glow, in which the bitter taste of spinach is masked by the delicious berry and coconut flavors, is a perfect way to do so.
Sprinkle with pumpkin and chia seeds for an extra boost!
9. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl
The brightest, most photogenic smoothie bowl on this list by far! Dragon fruit, or pitaya, has a vibrant color and a tropical flavor that blends well with the mango, kiwi, and pineapple in this awesome smoothie bowl from Keepin’ It Kind.
Spinach is hidden among the other sweet flavors and then topped beautifully with granola and fresh fruit in true smoothie bowl fashion.
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10. Blueberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa Smoothie Bowl
Instead of using standard granola as its grain, this smoothie bowl from Food Faith Fitness gets creative and opts for a healthier superfood—quinoa!
It’s a super easy recipe with very few ingredients, including blueberries and honey-sweetened almond milk.
11. Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl
Photo Credit: Recipe Runner
Living up to its name, this smoothie bowl from Recipe Runner allows you to enjoy the flavors of peach pie sans guilt!
This bowl is super creamy, with a base of almond butter, peaches, non-fat Greek yogurt, and your choice of milk, and is topped with granola, toasted almond, and of course, peaches!
12. Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl
Don’t let the green color of this smoothie bowl scare you away!
The color comes from superfood powders, but the banana, greek yogurt, and pineapple mask the powdery taste, giving you a truly gorgeous and super nutritious green smoothie bowl from our Get Healthy U kitchen.
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