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How To Make the Perfect Smoothie Bowl

Posted by Dara Sutin on July 28, 2017 under Healthy Food & Recipes

If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram feed lately, it’s that smoothie bowls have become extremely popular. They are having an "it" moment in the healthy food world, and for good reason. These thick and nutrient-dense bowls of goodness are the perfect breakfast or afternoon energizer, beating out the classic bowl of porridge by a long shot.

 

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The best thing about creating one of these beautiful breakfast bowls is that they are extremely photogenic (hence the popularity on social media), allowing you to get creative with your breakfast toppings. Another great thing about them is that you can easily mimic sweet flavors with the right spice combinations, creating a guilt-free substitute that you can eat more often.

 

We advocate for smoothies as a healthy and nutritious breakfast, or even a post-workout recovery snack. They are a quick, efficient and healthy meal replacement, but only if they contain the right ingredients.

 

 

The Basic Formula to Follow:

  • Something creamy (like a banana or avocado)
  • Fruits and veggies
  • Add some superfoods
  • Choose your liquid (coconut water, almond milk, yogurt ... you choose!)
  • Some crunchy toppings to go on top

 

Going sans glass also makes it feel like you’re eating a delicious bowl of fro-yo, and gives you more room to add delicious toppings like sliced fruit, nut butters, goji berries, toasted nuts, chia seeds or coconut flakes… what could be more fun than that?

 

 

Common Smoothie Bowl Mistakes

The biggest mistake that most people make when it comes to smoothie combinations is adding too much fruit. Fruit can be incredible beneficial to the body - it contains minerals and vitamins that are essential to our nutrition. Nonetheless, fruit is also a form of sugar and can disrupt blood sugar levels, especially early in the morning.

 

So like anything in life, a perfect smoothie bowl comes down to balance. Balance in flavor, ingredients and nutrition. Whether it’s adding a scoop of protein powder, nut butters or healthy greens to get that extra boost, these are all top-notch ingredients that can be blended (and disguised) into an enjoyable smoothie bowl.

 

 

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Now that you're knowledgeable in the art of the perfect smoothie bowl, it's time to go a step further. Try one of our delicious (and healthy!) recipes below:

 

 

Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

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This smoothie bowl is our idea of the perfect meal! It's easy to make, and it tastes like heaven. Check out this recipe here.

 

 

Coconut Smoothie Bowl

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This divine concoction is made with frozen bananas, cinnamon, and coconut milk, and topped with Love Crunch Macaroon granola and dragonfruit. Learn how to make it here.

 

 

Mexican Hot Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

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Give your morning fuel a twist with this warm smoothie bowl inspired by the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate! Check out this recipe here.

 

 

How to Make the Perfect Smoothie Bowl | Nature's Path

 

 

Can't get enough of the smoothie bowl trend? We've got even more recipes for you!

 

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Written by Dara Sutin

Dara Sutin is a classically trained Cordon Bleu Chef, Food Stylist and Recipe Writer who splits her time between London, United Kingdom and her hometown of Toronto, Canada. A passionate baker, she went on to hone her skills working as a Pastry Chef at Ottolenghi in London before shifting directions to pursue her career as a Food Stylist and Food Writer. Dara’s passion for food has allowed her to gain invaluable experience in restaurant consulting, recipe development, and also as a personal chef for private clients. With a strong desire to share her knowledge and passion for food, she continues to explore a variety of opportunities across all areas of the food industry. Some clients include Jamie Oliver Ltd, Waitrose Kitchen, Women’s Health, Fresh Restaurants, Conde Nast and Penguin Publishing. She lives, cooks, and writes in West London, United Kingdom.

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