Smoothie Bowl ideas
Is a smoothie bowl as simple as a smoothie in bowl? Yes! The key difference between a smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the amount of liquid that you blend your frozen fruit up with. You create smoothie bowls by adding ¼ to ½ of a cup of liquid instead of 1 to 1½ cups. Plus, another major plus of smoothie bowls is the variety of toppings that you can add once you transferred it to a bowl, such as crunchy granola and fresh fruit.
Use frozen fruit
Skip fresh: frozen fruit will thicken your smoothie so you can eat it with a spoon.
Keep liquids to a minimum
Start with 2 Tablespoons and gradually add more if you feel it isn’t coming together. I love using plant-based milk such as almondmilk or hempmilk.
A high-speed blender or food processor will do the trick
Why? Because it’s quite powerful and will help you blend all ingredients up in no time without the fruit melting. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides once or twice.
Use toppings with different textures
Creativity has no limits here. I’m loving crunchy granola, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, chia seeds, creamy rich nut butters, chewy pieces of dried fruit, and some fresh pieces of fruit...the options are endless!
Chocolate Smoothie Bowl
1 frozen bananas, previously sliced and frozen
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 scoops Hero Chocolate Shake powder
1/2 cup nut or soy milk
Shredded coconut flakes
Fresh sliced strawberries
Fresh sliced banana
Green Smoothie Bowl
2 scoops Hero Natural Shake
1/4 ripe avocado
1 medium ripe bananas, previously sliced and frozen
1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries
2 large handfuls spinach
1 small handful kale, large stems removed
1/2 to 1 cup nut or soy milk
1 Tbsp salted almond or peanut butter
Raw or roasted nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, etc.)