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Amazing for you, beautiful to look at, and fun to eat – this breakfast trend couldn't be any better! Smoothie bowls are taking the online food world by storm; you'll spot them on Instagram, as well as all over your favorite food blogs. These cold, creamy, crunchy treats are right on time for summer – beat the heat, get nourished, and step out into the bright, sunny day ahead!

Tips for Making an Amazing Smoothie Bowl

Create a smoothie using your favorite flavors. Use frozen fruits like strawberries, blueberries, bananas, peaches, pineapple or raspberries. If you want it to be nutrient-dense, try using greens (frozen or fresh) like spinach, kale or Swiss chard. We also like to add plain Greek yogurt and proteins or healthy fats like nut butters, coconut oil, flax seed oil or avocado. Want more flavor? Add a smidge of fresh ginger, lemon or lime juice or zest.
Buy frozen berries in bulk. Costco makes this simple and budget-friendly. Berries are some of the tastiest smoothie ingredients, but always buying fresh can get so expensive! Buying frozen produce is much cheaper, and preserves almost all of the fruit's nutritional benefits.
Prepare tomorrow’s smoothie today. Preportion into ziptop baggies. It’s easy to grab premeasured bags and dump them into the blender. Out of preportioned bags? Prep a few while you prep your morning smoothie bowl.
Add some liquid. How much will depend on the consistency you enjoy. Try almond, coconut, soy or cow's milk or just ice.
Choose great toppings. We like an array of nutritional toppings including nuts, seeds, muesli, granola (use sparingly since they can be high in sugar) or oats. Also add on some fresh fruit like apple, orange, pear or pomegranate or dried fruit. Try some good-for-you toppings like cinnamon, flax meal, chia seeds or hemp seeds to help fuel you for the day.
Here's an easy recipe to get you started:

Green Banana Smoothie Bowl

Makes 2 Servings

Smoothie Ingredients

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or coconut milk (depending on how thick you enjoy it)
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup chopped, frozen kale
2 frozen bananas (peel them before you put them in the freezer)
2 teaspoons coconut oil


Sprinkling ground chia
Sprinkling flax seed meal
1 tablespoon of muesli, divided between the two servings
1 sliced gala apple, divided between the two servings

Optional Toppings

Sunflower seeds
Sliced strawberries
Dried cranberries
Place milk, Greek yogurt, kale, bananas, and coconut oil into blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl, sprinkle with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Tips and Recipe Sources: Today, Cheeky Kitchen
Omg, now I want a smoothie bowl... I love them. Especially with berries, honey, and granola on top. Yum!
My love of smoothie bowls started with this killer acai bowl the local diner in my town makes, and then I became a starving college student and made them myself :) I haven't tried adding apples on top so maybe I should start...
All of the sudden, smoothie bowl becomes the hottest trend, I see them on every food magazines and websites. But our local cafes haven't caught up, I have no choice but to make them myself :/ Do you guys have the problem that kale pieces sink and finding them at bottom of the bowl when you finish everything?