5 Healthy & Totally Instagram-able Smoothie Bowls to Satisfy Your Taste Buds

By: Amina El Farouk

By now, you’ve probably heard about smoothie bowls. Smoothie bowls are the perfect healthy breakfast or quick-and-easy afternoon snack, and they’re packed with nutrients that will keep you energized all day long. They have the taste and texture of a smoothie, but with health-boosting, super-satisfying toppings such as granola, flaxseed, chia seeds, fresh berries, coconut, or even a little bit of dark chocolate to turn them into a heartier meal.

Aside from being delicious, whipping up a smoothie bowl is an opportunity to get creative. Whether you pack yours with green veggies like spinach or opt for a sweeter bowl with berries and dark chocolate, the possibilities are truly endless and all equally satisfying!

  1. Peach-Raspberry Bowl

Organic frozen peaches and raspberries will give you the best flavor and color for this smoothie bowl. Which is a given plus for instagram posts and stories.

This smoothie bowl requires Frozen raspberries, frozen peach slices, plain whole-milk yogurt, medium zucchini, ground flaxseed, raw honey, vanilla extract, pinch of salt, toppings of your choice.

Blend all the ingredients together until a smoothie has been created and pour the mixture into the bowl. Add the toppings of your choice and enjoy!

2. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bowl

Who said you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This Chocolate Smoothie Bowl is as delicious as it is nutritious. It’s a true treat for your body and soul.

Frozen bananas are the base of the smoothie bowl, and make things super creamy and add lots of sweetness. A little almond milk helps things blend up smooth, and of course we’ve got to have peanut butter and cacao powder (or cocoa powder – whatever you’ve got will work).

If you’re a chocolate and peanut butter lover like I am, you’re going to be a big fan of this one.

3. Green Bowl (That Doesn’t Taste Like Veggies)

Something about green smoothies just makes you feel awesome inside and out. Like you can conquer the day in all your healthy, empowering, and energizing green goddess glory.

This creamy smoothie has just 5 ingredients. pack in spinach and some frozen fruit. Emphasis on the frozen. To get a super thick texture for bowl-style smoothies, frozen ingredients are key; use a frozen banana and a handful of frozen pineapple slices.

The frozen banana is, hands down, the best damn fruit for green smoothies. It masks the spinach. I recognize that not everyone digs banana, so you can switch it up with frozen mango instead.And the Greek yogurt for extra creamy factor and mega protein punch.

4. Mango Bowl

You probably already know that the more color on your plate (or bowl) the more nutrients you’re getting. So, when it comes to smoothie bowls (or any meal in general), the goal is bright and vibrant! With mangoes as the base,  boost the bowl with pineapple, blueberries, coconut and granola.

always remember to add the liquid first. You want the liquid at the bottom of your blender, to help the blades do their job. Then, add the fruit. I recommend pre-slicing and freezing your fruit for smoothie bowls. Just slice up various fruits, place them on a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper and place in the freezer. Once frozen, you can package the fruit chunks individually in ziplocs bags. It makes breakfast a breeze!

If you have other fruit on hand, go for it. You really can’t make a bad smoothie bowl…especially when you’re starting with mangoes.

5. Strawberry and Banana Bowl

Just like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the strawberry-banana smoothie combination is here to stay forever.

Blend 2 cups of strawberries, 1 sliced banana, 1 cup milk of choice, a handful of ice, and a spoonful of honey to sweeten, if needed. Top with sliced bananas, cut strawberries, coconut flakes, chia seeds and you have a classic and delicious smoothie bowl.

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