How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

Learn how to build a healthy smoothie bowl to satisfy your cravings and fill you up.

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A smoothie bowl isn’t simply your average smoothie served in a bowl. Rather, it’s a creamier, thicker smoothie containing less liquid and more fruit and veggies that you can eat for breakfast or even for dessert as a healthy ice cream swap. Healthy in nature, you can amp up the good-for-you factor with your choice of nutritious toppings. See this one-sheet to find out how to blend up a healthy smoothie bowl to your liking.

What Kind of Base Do You Want?


  • Pick your fruits: 1 frozen banana plus 1 cup of your frozen fruit of choice)


  • Pick your veggies: 1 frozen banana plus 1 cup kale or spinach

Pick Your Liquid (about 1 ½ cups)

  • Milk
  • Almond milk
  • Soy milk
  • Coconut water
  • Fruit juice
  • Yogurt

Pick a Protein (optional)

  • Nut butter (about 2 tbsp.)
  • Avocado (½)
  • ½-cup low-fat cottage cheese

Pick a Sweetener (optional, about 1 tbsp.)

  • Agave
  • Cocoa powder
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey

Place your ingredients into a blender with a ½ cup ice and blend until smooth.

Pick Your Toppings (as Many as You Want!)

  • Chia seeds for fiber
  • Hemp seeds for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
  • Flax seeds for omega-3 fatty acids and fiber
  • Almonds for monounsaturated (“good”) fats, protein, and fiber
  • Cacao nibs for fiber and magnesium, and to lower blood pressure
  • Pomegranate seeds to improve heart health
  • Sunflower seeds for vitamin E, iron, selenium, monounsaturated fats, and protein
  • Berries for antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and folate
  • Banana for potassium, fiber, and vitamins C and B6
  • Pineapple for vitamin C

Add the toppings and dig in!


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