Food

11 Breakfast Smoothie Bowls That Will Make You Feel Amazing

More like groovy bowls, amirite?

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

Smoothie bowls are what they sound like, but they’re better. You can create pretty much any combo of flavors that you want and then top it with your favorite fruits and other crunchy things like cereal and nuts. This means it’s more satisfying than a regular smoothie because you can’t down it 10 seconds.

Smoothie bowls are a huge thing on Instagram and are super trendy because they are so pretty. If you’ve gotten hooked on açai bowls at your local juice shop, these are basically the same thing. A smoothie bowl is just an açai bowl without the açai.

PRO TIP: If you want to make a pretty design, add the heaviest ingredients last.

1. Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend strawberries, yogurt, maple syrup and vanilla. The toppings are cornflakes, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and a drizzle of yogurt. Scale the toppings up or down on this one depending on what you have on hand. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

2. Pineapple, Banana, and Peach Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend pineapple, banana, coconut water, and honey. The toppings are peach, blackberries, sunflower seeds, and puffed rice cereal. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

3. Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend kale leaves, almond milk, banana, avocado, ice, and agave syrup. The toppings are raspberries, banana, kiwi, chia seeds, and a drizzle of agave.

By the way, both stemmed and torn large kale leaves or baby kale will work well in this smoothie bowl. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

4. Almond Butter and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

Dessert-for-breakfast types, this one’s for you. To make the smoothie, blend banana, raspberries, soy milk, ice, almond butter, and honey. The toppings are strawberries, raspberries, granola, coconut, and a drizzle of honey.

Once you’ve tried it, swap peanut butter and strawberries in for a change of pace. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

5. Peach, Orange, and Berry Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend peaches, banana, and orange juice. The toppings are blackberries, blueberries, walnuts, hemp seeds, and a drizzle of honey.

Hemp seeds sound really weird, but they’re a great source of protein with a nutty flavor. Look for them near the sunflower seeds and almonds in your grocery store. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

6. Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend mixed berries, pomegranate juice, and yogurt. The toppings are blueberries, peach, mulberries, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of yogurt.

To get a better drizzle with your yogurt, add a little water or milk to loosen it up. You can find mulberries (the little brown dried fruits in the photo) in the dried fruit section of your supermarket. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

7. Chocolaty Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend almond milk, banana, ice, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. The toppings are banana, cocoa nibs, granola, and peanuts.

Look for cocoa nibs in the baking aisle of your supermarket. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

8. Blueberry, Spinach, and Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend baby spinach, blueberries, apple juice, and ice. The toppings are blueberries, puffed kamut cereal, flax seeds, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of honey.

If you can’t find puffed kamut in your cereal aisle, substitute something like Rice Krispies. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

9. Tropical Mango and Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend mango, pineapple, banana, and coconut water. The toppings are mango, kiwi, dates, and coconut.

When you’re at the grocery store, look for Medjool dates, which are plumper than the standard, drier dates. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

10. Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend banana, carrot juice, ice, dates, vanilla, and cinnamon. The toppings are coconut, walnuts, dates, and cinnamon.

Look for a bottle of 100% carrot juice that doesn’t have added ingredients like apple or grape. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

11. Coconut Açai Smoothie Bowl

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

To make the smoothie, blend açai, banana, coconut water, chia seeds, and agave syrup. The toppings are dried mulberries, blackberries, apple, and a drizzle of agave.

You can find single-serving packs of 100% açai in the freezer aisle. If you can’t find it, just substitute about 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries. Get the recipe at the bottom of the post.

HOW TO MIX + MATCH YOUR OWN: If you don’t see a recipe you like on this list, it’s pretty easy to create your own combination. Start with 1 cup of any frozen fruit and a banana.

Lindsay Hunt / Via BuzzFeed

Lindsay Hunt / Via BuzzFeed

 

You can also add about 1/2 cup stemmed and chopped leafy vegetables like kale or spinach.

Add about 1/2 cup liquid. You can play around, but any of these work great.

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

Add a tablespoon of nut butter and/or sweetener and adjust to taste.

Lindsay Hunt / Via BuzzFeed

Nut butters add protein and body to the bowls, and natural sweeteners will boost the flavor.

Then you can top your bowl with pretty much anything. Nuts, seeds, cereals, and dried fruit all work well.

Lindsay Hunt / Via BuzzFeed
Alice Monkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 Tbsp. maple syrup, plus additional for drizzling
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup cornflakes
5 strawberries, sliced
¼ cup blueberries
2 Tbsp. almonds
1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
1 tsp chia seeds

PREPARATION

Blend the strawberries, yogurt, 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup, and the vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the cornflakes, strawberries, blueberries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and a drizzle of yogurt.

Pineapple, Banana, and Peach Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup frozen pineapple
1 banana
¼ cup coconut water
1 Tbsp. honey, plus additional for serving
¼ peach, thinly sliced
½ cup blackberries
2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
¼ cup puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies

PREPARATION

Blend the pineapple, banana, coconut water, and 1 tablespoon of the honey until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the peach, blackberries, sunflower seeds, rice cereal, and a drizzle of honey.

Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup kale leaves
1 cup almond milk
1 banana, sliced
½ avocado
½ cup ice
1 Tbsp. agave syrup, plus additional for serving
½ cup raspberries
1 kiwi, sliced
1 tsp chia seeds

PREPARATION

Blend the kale, almond milk, ½ of the banana, avocado, ice, and 1 tablespoon of the agave until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the raspberries, kiwi, chia seeds, remaining ½ banana, and a drizzle of agave.

Almond Butter and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 large banana
1 ½ cups raspberries
½ cup soy milk
½ cup ice
2 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. honey, plus additional for drizzling
5 strawberries, sliced
¼ cup granola
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut

PREPARATION

Blend the banana, 1 cup of the raspberries, soy milk, ice, almond butter, and 1 tablespoon of the honey until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the strawberries, granola, coconut, remaining ½ cup raspberries, and a drizzle of honey.

Peach, Orange, and Berry Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups frozen peaches
1 banana
½ cup orange juice
½ cup blackberries
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup walnuts
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
Honey, for drizzling

PREPARATION

Blend the peaches, banana, and orange juice until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the blackberries, blueberries, walnuts, hemp seeds and a drizzle of honey.

Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ cups frozen mixed berries (such as strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
¼ cup pomegranate juice
¼ cup plain yogurt, plus additional for drizzling
½ cup blueberries
½ peach, sliced
2 Tbsp. dried mulberries
2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds

PREPARATION

Blend the frozen berries, pomegranate juice, and ¼ cup of the yogurt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the blueberries, peach, mulberries, pumpkin seeds, and a drizzle of yogurt.

Chocolaty Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond milk
1 large banana, sliced
1 cup ice
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. cocoa nibs
2 Tbsp. granola
2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts

PREPARATION

Blend the almond milk, ½ the banana, ice, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the cocoa nibs, granola, chopped peanuts, and remaining ½ banana.

Blueberry, Spinach, and Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 ½ cups blueberries
½ cup apple juice
½ cup ice
½ cup chopped pineapple
¼ cup puffed kamut cereal or puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies.
2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
1 Tbsp. flax seeds
Honey, for drizzling

PREPARATION

Blend the spinach, 1 cup of the blueberries, apple juice, and ice until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the pineapple, puffed rice, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, remaining ½ cup blueberries, and a drizzle of honey.

Tropical Mango and Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

¾ cup frozen mango
¾ cup frozen pineapple
1 small banana
½ cup coconut water
¼ fresh mango
1 sliced kiwi
2 dates, torn
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut

PREPARATION

Blend the frozen mango, pineapple, banana, and coconut water until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the fresh mango, kiwi, dates, and coconut.

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 large banana
½ cup carrot juice
½ cup ice
4 medjool dates, pitted and torn
¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ tsp ground cinnamon, plus additional for dusting
¼ cup walnuts
2 Tbsp. shredded coconut

PREPARATION

Blend the banana, carrot juice, ice, 2 of the dates, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the walnuts, coconut, remaining 2 dates, and a dusting of cinnamon.

Coconut Açai Smoothie Bowl

Serves 1

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

INGREDIENTS

1 3.5-ounce packet unsweetened açai
1 large banana
½ cup coconut water
2 Tbsp. chia seeds, divided
1 Tbsp. agave syrup, plus additional for serving
¼ cup dried mulberries
½ cup blackberries
¼ apple, thinly sliced

PREPARATION

Blend the açai, banana, coconut water, and 1 tablespoon each of the chia seeds and agave until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and top with the mulberries, blackberries, apple, remaining chia seeds, and a drizzle of agave.

Lindsay Hunt / Alice Mongkongllite / Via BuzzFeed

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

 
  Your Reaction?
  REACT WITH GIF
 

    Contributions

    Now Buzzing