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Quick Recipe Ideas: 5 Tasty Plant-Based Smoothie Bowls

Tired of stir-fried vegetables and raw fruits? Then you have to try the most creative way of enjoying fruits and greens: making smoothie bowls.

They’re pretty much like your regular smoothies, save for the fact that they’re served in bowls. Because you have to scoop out the smoothie rather than drink it, you can add your favorite toppings to give it an extra benefit. Each spoonful is savory and full of plant-based nutrients.

But if we have to be honest, what makes smoothie bowls incredibly popular is their picture-worthy presentation. Carrying different vibrant colors and delicious toppings, they’re satisfying and aesthetically pleasing too. It is easy to eat your fruits and veggies when they look and taste this good!

Want to try making smoothie bowls in the comfort of your home? Here are five recipe ideas to get you started:

Açaí Smoothie Bowl

Native to South American rainforests, açaí berries come with a naturally sweet, tropical taste.

Besides their delicious flavor, these berries offer the same vitamins and minerals as other fruits. The only difference is that they’re high in healthy fats and antioxidants and low in sugar, making them the perfect nourishing ingredients for smoothie bowls.

Base

  • 2/3 cup soy or almond milk
  • 2 packets of 100 g (3.53 oz) frozen açaí puree
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries or strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes
  • 1 handful of blueberries or 1 strawberry, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped almonds

Mixed Berry Smoothie Bowl

Love munching on berries as healthy snacks? Consider blending them to make a creamy mixed berry smoothie bowl.

This smoothie bowl is super easy to make, perfect for a quick breakfast or snack. Plus, it offers a low-carb antioxidant-packed meal option that can keep you full for hours.

Base

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 dollop of vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
  • 1 teaspoon toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 strawberry, sliced

Tropical Smoothie Bowl

No need to step out of your apartment to experience island paradise. You can enjoy the feel of the tropics by making a tropical smoothie bowl.

Packed with mangoes, pineapples, and delicious toppings, this smoothie bowl is perfect for when you’re craving the taste of summer–no matter what season it is. It combines a tangy flavor with a mildly sweet taste, making a light and refreshing snack for warm days.

Base

  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen banana slices

Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut

Protein Smoothie Bowl

After hitting the gym or working out in your apartment, help your body recover and reward yourself for your gains: whip up a protein smoothie bowl.

This recipe makes use of plant-based protein sources, including berries, soy milk, vanilla protein powder, peanut butter, and more. With the perfect combination of ingredients, it’ll surely satisfy your hunger after a workout.

Base

  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons granola

Green Smoothie Bowl

Want a healthy and energizing smoothie bowl to start the day? Try this green smoothie bowl as a refreshing breakfast treat.

Packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, and fiber, it’s a delicious way of enjoying the nourishing benefits of fruits and greens.

Base

  • 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • 2/3 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

Toppings

  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup granola

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