Banana – Forest Berries Smoothie Bowl

Banana - Berries Smoothie Bowl

Carefully making a smoothie bowl that not only tastes great but is also “Instagram worthy”, then finding the “perfect” spot, taking several pictures of the smoothie bowl and finally choosing the best one to post on Instagram is really totally ridiculous!!! I’ve known this all along, but somehow it just hit me. The things we do and post on social media is sometimes so stupid.

But “everyone” seems to be doing it, so I’ll keep playing along… You never know. Maybe some day, someone will hit me up and offer to feature my smoothie bowl(s) in some fancy smoothie bowl magazine and I’ll be rich & famous. Ha ha ha ha. That would, of course, be completely dreamy…but until then, I’ll just share here in case someone out there might find a bit of inspiration in this:

Here is my breakfast smoothie bowl…I think this is one of my favorite:

  • Chia seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Oats (1 tbsp)
  • Hemp seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Almond milk (unsweetened, about a cup)
  • Banana (3 medium)
  • Mixed forest berries (about 2 cups)

I soaked the chia seeds and oats in the almond milk overnight (in the fridge). In the morning, I added all of the ingredients in the NutriBullet blender (the large cup) and blended for about 30 seconds – until smooth.

You can, of course, also use a regular blender. Just add more milk or water if necessary to get the thickness that you want.

I topped with a few half frozen berries (they thaw pretty quickly) and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.

Delicious.

She Said: Stop Making Bullshit Smoothies

I saw this recently in an Instagram story and it stuck with me. It was posted by a women that I’m following on Instagram @bananablondie108. She’s a vegan yogi and has a lot of really great videos on YouTube that I came across not too long ago and found sort of oddly inspiring.

I’ve never seen anyone eat like she does and at the same time seem to be (and look) incredibly healthy, so when she posted that she sees a lot of people posting “bullshit smoothies” with for example 1 banana, a handful of berries, a few spinach leaves and protein powder…well, that hit home.

I thought: Oh, oops….hahaha, that’s probably me.

She posted a video of her making a breakfast smoothie with 6 bananas, baby kale, 8 oz of frozen blueberries, coconut water and water. With 6 bananas, I know that’s at least a 600-calorie smoothie.

So, I decided to up my smoothie game too and see what happens.

This morning’s smoothie bowl had

  • 4 bananas (that’s all I had left)
  • Half a papaya fruit
  • 1 tbsp of chia seeds and oats soaked in about a cup of almond milk.
  • I topped it with a handful of raspberries and sprinkled with coconut.

It came out very smooth and creamy…and actually, pretty good.

Celery – Spinach Smoothie Bowl

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This is a wonderful GREEN fruit & veggie smoothie bowl. I love using veggies in my smoothies because I feel like they balance out all the sweetness from the fruits.

This smoothie bowl has:

  • Celery (2-3 stalks)
  • Spinach (2 handful)
  • Cucumber (1 small without the seeds)
  • Banana
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Matcha powder
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Almond milk

Topped with coconut and cashews. Enjoy!

Papaya – Passion Smoothie Bowl

This delicious smoothie bowl is sweet and tangy…and loaded with vitamin C! Just 100 grams of Papaya has 100% of the vitamin C you need in a day. 100 grams of passion fruit adds another 50% of vitamin C and 100 grams of cauliflower also have a lot of vitamin C. Both passion fruit and papaya are also rich in vitamin A.

This amazing smoothie has:

  • Papaya
  • Passion fruit
  • Banana
  • Cauliflower
  • Almond milk
  • Topped with coconut and passion fruit

Enjoy!

Papaya – Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

This smoothie bowl is incredibly filling and had a really nice, sweet and subtle taste.

  • Banana (about 2 medium)
  • Papaya (about half of a entire fruit)
  • Cauliflower, cooked (a large handful)
  • Juice from half a lime
  • Almond-coconut milk, unsweetened (about half a cup)

Blend until smooth and thick/creamy, pour in your favorite bowl and top with a few slices of papaya, sunflower seeds, chopped almonds and a sprinkle of coconut.

Yummy!

Banana – Forest Berries Smoothie Juice

I love the mixed forest berries that you can buy frozen. I can get them here with a mix of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.

This purple smoothie juice is delicious and has:

  • Banana (1 medium)
  • Forest berries (about half to one cup), mostly blueberries & blackberries
  • Water

That’s all. You can add other ingredients e.g. seeds, nuts or coconut to make it more delicious. You could also add a tablespoon of chia seeds, let it sit for a few hours and then enjoy it as a little bit thicker smoothie juice or use less water and make it into a smoothie bowl.

I make smoothie juices and bowls with basically the same ingredients. The only difference is in the amount of water or milk that I use to get the exact thickness that I want – depending on my mood and the time of day.

Peach – Cauliflower Smoothie Bowl

I never thought to put cauliflower in my smoothie, but it actually worked really well.

This yellow and very tasty smoothie bowl has:

  • Banana (about 3 small/medium)
  • Peach (frozen, about half a cup)
  • Cauliflower (boiled, about a cup)
  • Lime juice from half a lime
  • Almond-coconut milk (about half to one cup)
  • Turmeric powder (about 1 tsp)

Blend until smooth and topped with coconut and oats.

I made a little too much so I saved some for later to have as a snack. This smoothie kept me full for about 3 hours.

Papaya – Beetroot Smoothie Juice

This bright pink/red smoothie juice turned out to be incredibly refreshing…and filling!

  • Banana (1 medium)
  • Beetroot (half, raw)
  • Papaya (about 1 cup)
  • Orange juice squeezed from 2 oranges
  • Water

I used a NutriBullet, added everything in the large blender cup and filled it with water until the MAX line.

You can add as much water as you like to get the right texture.

I guess this would work well as a smoothie bowl, adding e.g. more banana and milk of your choice instead of water…or just sticking with water.

Of course, you could also add “boosters” like hemp seed, flax seed, seeds, etc.

Enjoy!

Papaya – Turmeric Smoothie Bowl

Good morning, sunshine!

This smoothie bowl tastes really good and is very fresh. I am a newbie when it comes to using turmeric powder, but I really like the taste and so think it’s great for (some) smoothies.

This yellow/orange smoothie bow has:

  • Banana (1-2 medium)
  • Orange juice from a whole orange
  • Papaya (almost half of a decent sized fruit)
  • Rice milk or any other milk…or water (just a little, maybe 1/4 cup)
  • Hemp seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Turmeric powder (1 tsp)

Blend it up until it’s smooth. Mine was a little too thin, so I just added more banana. You could also just add more papaya, I guess, to save on the extra calories. Whatever works for you.

I topped it with a little drizzle of shredded coconut to add another texture and to have something to kind of chew on.

Sunshine Smoothie Juice

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This one is a really delicious and refreshing smoothie juice – perfect for a hot day:

  • Melon (a few slices)
  • Orange (2 regular sized oranges)
  • Banana (1 medium)
  • Water

Blend until smooth. My NutriBullet didn’t blend the oranges really well, so I had bits and pieces in the juice afterwards and had to strain it to get them out. You might have to do that.

Zapote – Strawberry Smoothie Juice

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I call this a Smoothie Juice because it’s thinner than a smoothie bowl and should be drunk rather than eaten with a spoon.

  • Zapote fruit (the other half)
  • Strawberries (frozen, about 1 cup)
  • Banana (1 small)
  • Melon (1 slice)
  • Water

Zapote – Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

MORNING SMOOTHIE BOWL:

  • Zapote fruit (half)
  • Banana (2 small)
  • Cucumber (half, no seeds)
  • Beetroot (half, raw)
  • Chia seeds (1 tbsp) soaked overnight in unsweetened rice milk (about 1 cup)

Blended until smooth and topped with coconut. Amazing!

Spinach, Arugula & Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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A delicious green smoothie bowl with:

  • Banana (2 small)
  • Spinach (3 balls)
  • Arugula (a handful)
  • Sunflower seeds (about 1 tbsp)
  • Almond/rice milk (about 1 cup)
  • Matcha powder (about 1 tsp)
  • Hemp seeds (about 1 cup)

Topped with coconut and hazelnuts. It was super delicious!

I really love spinach. I bought frozen spinach at the supermarket yesterday and they come in these little balls – perfect for smoothies!

I also buy a lot of bananas that I immediately peel, cut in half (or thirds) and freeze in a zip lock bag.

Arugula, Romaine & Matcha Smoothie Bowl

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Today’s green smoothie bowl had…

  • Banana (2 small)
  • Melon (a few slices)
  • Cucumber (about half without the seeds)
  • Pumpkin seeds (about 1 tbsp)
  • Lime juice
  • Arugula (about a handful)
  • Romaine lettuce (about a handful)
  • Dates (about 1 tbsp)
  • Matcha powder (about 1 tsp)
  • A dash of almond milk
  • Water

Blended until smooth (I had to add more banana because it was a little too thin) and topped with pumpkin seeds, coconut and dates. This tasted so good, and I could really taste the arugula.

PINK Beetroot Smoothie Bowl

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An eye-popping PINK smoothie bowl with:

  • Banana (1-2)
  • Melon (a few slices)
  • Beetroot (raw, 1 small)
  • Hemp seeds (about 1 tbsp)
  • Almond milk (about 1 cup)
  • Sunflower seeds (about 1 tbsp)

Topping: Coconut

Papaya, Romaine Smoothie Bowl

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This is my first try at making a smoothie bowl. Although the color is a little OFF, it does taste really good!

Banana (1-2 frozen)
Papaya (about a cup)
Romaine lettuce (a handful)
Almond milk (about a cup)
Hemp seeds (about a tbsp)
Pumpkin seeds (about a tbsp)

TOPPINGS:
Coconut
Oats
Sunflower seeds
Almonds

I didn’t really measure everything (it’s too much work!). I just added the amount I thought would be good and that would fit into my Nutribullet blender cup (the large one).

This smoothie kept me full for just over 3 hrs…