Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe – NatashasKitchen.com

A healthy Green Smoothie Bowl packed with mango, pineapple, avocado and spinach. These smoothie bowls are naturally sweet, energizing, rich in antioxidants and fiber. Learn the secrets to blending a thick and irresistible smoothie bowl.

Smoothie bowl recipe served in a bowl garnished with fresh fruit and granola showing thick smoothie bowl consistency

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Homemade Smoothie Bowls:

I love the concept of smoothie bowls. They are so pretty and impressive yet easy (think Mother’s Day Breakfast!). Blended smoothie bowls are the fancy way to serve a thick, nutrient dense smoothie as a refreshing summer soup, dessert, snack or breakfast since it is topped with homemade granola, seeds, chia and berries. It is an amazing way to start your day.

We recently visited a new smoothie place that serves “healthy” smoothie bowls and it was so bad…

The blended fruit on the bottom was nice but they had an equally thick layer of painfully sweet granola over the top and then covered in honey. I ended up scraping off all of the granola into a big heap and tossing it. The 24 oz bowl I ordered had 97 grams (24 teaspoons) of sugar. At $10 a bowl you could make 2 better bowls at home.

BUT WHY?! Why would you take a healthy smoothie bowl and turn it into such a mess. I knew I could do it better and sure enough, these green smoothie bowls were born! With this smoothie bowl recipe, you can have it all; the feel good energy from something healthy, and satisfying your sweet tooth without the processed sugar.

Easy green smoothie bowl garnished with homemade granola and berries

Make Ahead Smoothie Bowl Option:

Since most of these ingredients should be frozen (banana, pineapple, mango) – you can absolutely prep these out into freezer bags in advance and your smoothies will take just minutes to make! Also the homemade granola can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature for at least 2 weeks.

Ingredients for smoothie bowl recipe including mango, avocado, banana, pineapple, spinach, flax seeds and coconut milk

Tips on How to Blend Smoothie Bowls:

  • Add the ingredients in the order listed
  • You will need a high powered blender (we use this blendtec)
  • You want smoothie bowls to be THICK in consistency so you can eat it with a spoon and your toppings don’t sink to the bottom.
  • Add half the liquid in the recipe and start on low speed, scraping down the bowl with a spatula as needed and adding more liquid if it gets stuck. Once thick and creamy, set the mixer to high speed until it reaches a sorbet-like consistency.
  • With the Blendtec blender: start on low speed then select the ice cream button. 

How to make smoothie bowls with step by step photos in the blender before and after smoothie bowl is blended

Now you know how to make a smoothie bowl that is better than what’s on the menu in smoothie shops. Everything about this smoothie bowl is good; gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo!

smoothie bowl served with granola and fresh berries over the top and chia seeds

More Smoothie Recipes to Discover:

Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

A healthy Green Smoothie Bowl packed with simple ingredients and is naturally sweet. Smoothie bowls are energizing, rich in antioxidants and keeps you feeling satisfied because it is has good fiber and fats like avocado and flax seed.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

Skill Level:

Easy

Cost to Make:

(varies by toppings), $8-$12

Keyword:

smoothie bowl

Cuisine:

American

Course:

Breakfast, snack

Calories: 488 kcal

Servings: 2 smoothie bowls

Smoothie Bowl Ingredients:

  • 3/4
    cup
    coconut milk or almond milk
    (use 1/2 to 1 cup to reach desired thickness)
  • 2
    cups
    green spinach
  • 1/2
    avocado
    (ripe)
  • 2
    Tbsp
    flax seeds
  • 1
    ripe banana
    peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1
    cups
    pineapple
    peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1/2
    ripe mango
    peeled, chopped and frozen

Smoothie Bowl Topping Options

  • 1/2
    cup
    homemade granola
    divided*
  • 1
    Tbsp
    Toasted Coconut or pumpkin seeds
    divided, optional
  • 2
    tsp
    chia seeds
    divided
  • 1/2
    cup
    fresh strawberries
    blueberries and or raspberries
  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to a high powered blender, and adding only 1/2 cup liquid to start. 

  2. Start on low speed, scraping down the bowl as needed and adding more liquid if it gets stuck. Once thick and creamy, set the mixer to high speed until it reaches sorbet-like consistency.

  3. Divide smoothie mixture between 2 bowls and garnish with smoothie bowl topping options (granola, chia seeds, fresh berries, etc).

Nutrition Facts

Green Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 488
Calories from Fat 225

% Daily Value*

Fat 25g38%

Saturated Fat 9g56%

Sodium 102mg4%

Potassium 1049mg30%

Carbohydrates 59g20%

Fiber 14g58%

Sugar 28g31%

Protein 9g18%

Vitamin A 3420IU68%

Vitamin C 94.2mg114%

Calcium 122mg12%

Iron 3.5mg19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Create a smoothie bowl for someone you love and it will make their day! My children loved this also. There’s something fun about eating a smoothie with a spoon 😉

QUESTION: Have you discovered smoothie bowls? Do you have a favorite variety? We are always looking for new ideas and I would love to hear from you in a comment below.

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