Tired of the same old toast or oatmeal for breakfast? Want something that’s healthy, but a bit more substantial than just some fruit? Well, here is the answer to your breakfast-prayers, the new healthy food trend that is taking over people’s mornings: the smoothie bowl.
What in the world is a smoothie bowl, you ask? The answer is pretty apparent from the name, actually, as a smoothie bowl is quite literally a smoothie poured into a bowl then topped with other ingredients. Think of it like cereal, where the smoothie is the milk and your toppings (granola, chia seeds, fruit, etc.) are the corn flakes.
Incredibly versatile and altogether healthy, smoothie bowls are the ideal way to start anyone’s day. For some inspiring recipes to get you started, check out our roundup of five smoothie bowl recipes that will supercharge your morning below.
The Avocado Pineapple Smoothie Bowl
Green superfoods like spinach, mint, and avocado combine with sweeter (but no less nutritious) fruits like banana and pineapple to create an emerald smoothie base that tastes good and is good for you. Top it off with kiwi or apple, and you have a truly green bowl to start your day.
Read the full recipe on Running to the Kitchen
The Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Take in all the delicious flavours of chocolate for breakfast, with none of the guilt. A clever blend of greek yogurt, almond butter, maple syrup, and cocoa powder combine to create a smoothie that tastes like a rich milk chocolate bar, but with actual nutritional value. Throw on some fruits or granola and you have a nutritious pseudo-dessert for breakfast.
Read the full recipe on Green Healthy Cooking
The Blueberry Date Smoothie Bowl
Both blueberries and dates have a natural richness to them that puts them on par with any processed sweet, so when you combine them into a smoothie you can bet the results are beyond delicious. Then combine the deep purple colour that you’ll get with some vibrant fruits and you’ll have a colour-contrasting smoothie bowl that tastes as good as it looks.
Read the full recipe on Fit Foodie Finds
The Mint Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
Who needs chocolate when you have smoothie bowls? Not you, and definitely not after you have this cleverly combined smoothie bowl that tastes just like a mint chocolate bar. Blended with banana, avocado, cocoa powder, and mint (of course), the smoothie attains richness without any dairy along with a crisp minty flavour that will definitely perk you up in the morning.
Read the full recipe on Eat Love Eats
The Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl
More than just a Starbucks frappucino, matcha green tea (in this case, the powder) is actually something of a super food. Packed with antioxidants and a surprising amount of caffeine, creating a smoothie bowl with matcha as the star ingredient will afford you with a healthy and energizing breakfast like no other. Throw in some spinach or kale, and you’ll have an even greener smoothie bowl that’s loaded with more health benefits.
Read the full recipe on Minimalist Baker