Smoothie’s have evolved. There are so many flavor combinations, textures and consistencies that you can find among the thousands of recipes available online and in print. One recent trend is Making Smoothie Bowls. These delicious meals are basically a smoothie in a bowl (duh!) topped with things like;
- cut up fruit
- dried coconut flakes
- dark chocolate chips
- bee pollen
- a drizzle of honey
- pumpkin seeds
- chia seeds
- corn flakes, etc.
You know that we love green smoothies, so we wanted to share these 8 great green smoothie bowl recipes:
Super Green Smoothie Bowl – This is a super simple, balanced smoothie bowl recipe with protein and healthy fats. It’s a great first time recipe if you’ve never had a green smoothie. (via. Minimalist Baker)
Arugula, Romaine, and Pear Smoothie Bowl – Of the recipes I’m sharing today, this is my favorite. It’s not super sweet, so I added in some pineapple to the toppings. Check out all of the great tips included with this recipe. (via Vanilla Verte)
Tips for great smoothie bowls:
- Use a high powered blender for a creamy smoothie. You need to get the ingredients as broken down as possible to avoid chunks and flakes. I’d suggest a NutriBullet or Vitamix.
- Instead of water, consider using almond milk, rice milk or coconut milk to thin out the mixture but not make it watery.
- Go crazy with the toppings. There are so many options when it comes to toppings. This is your time to play. Add crunch. Add a bit of saltiness. Add something unusual that wouldn’t work in the blender, but is perfect mixed in.
- Try savory ingredients, like squash, pumpkin, peppers and tomato. These flavors topped with things like salted nuts, seeds or coconut flakes can a nice departure from super sweet smoothies.