These tips and tricks should help you create the PERFECT smoothie bowl! Learn all about toppings, how to make it thick, what to include in it, and more.
Hi hello wassup!
I’m actually writing this MONTHS in advance, because as I’ve explained before, I stress out really easily, so having blog posts scheduled and ready to go makes my life 30x easier. ANYWAYS, I’m in a great mood, so lets continue that positivity with this posts. Also, I’m listening to Darius Rucker, and you all know I’m obsessed with him, so that makes me feel even BETTER. WOW- THE POSITIVITY TODAY GUYS.
You guys loved my last DIY bowl, so I’m here today with yet another one. This post brings back so many memories of my blog when it first started. I did a “how to make the perfect acai” and I’m horrified by it. First off- I used a photo I posted on Instagram (I didn’t even take the effort to take photos specifically for the blog). 2nd, I had no idea how to write a blog post, what categories and tags were, or any of that SEO stuff, so it’s all together one big mess. Neither the less, it’s a very useful post, so today I’m repurposing it but making it more customizable.
Here’s the thing with smoothie bowls: you either love em or hate em. I personally love them, but that’s probably because I live in San Diego, where you can eat one year round. Though, I will say it gets cold here, so don’t think it’s all sunshine and rainbows (even though it is 10 months out of the year).
So, the base of smoothie bowls should always be fruit in my opinion. I usually use 1-2 frozen bananas and a cup or so of frozen berries. Having a natural sweetness cancels out any vegetables you may put in there.
Which brings me to my next point: vegetables! I like adding spinach and/or frozen cauliflower (I saw that trick on Instagram and am forever a changed person- I don’t take credit for that one at all!) You honestly don’t taste it and it adds so many nutrients to the bowl, so I highly recommend that.
Another thing I think is crucial is some sort of protein. If I’m having a bowl before school, I always add a scoop of protein to keep me satisfied. My favorites are Kachava, Vega Protein and Greens (vanilla is my fav!), and Vital Proteins. Please note that some of the products in this post have been sent to me for free, but all opinions are my own and I am not being paid to talk about them. Anyways, add some protein- it adds little-to flavor and provides a great boost. If you don’t like the consistency, add some greek yogurt!
Lastly, I add 1/3 cup of almond milk and a handful of ice cubes, and then blend it up!
Once you blend, you MUST free it for at least 20 minutes to let it harden up. This is key, and a very underrated step, but trust me- the wait is worth it!
NOW… TOPPINGS. I LOVE adding things like nuts, granola, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, goji berries, chia seeds- the list goes on and on. I usually add some sort of nut butter, but I decided to add nuts instead today. However, nut butter is a great topping! You want toppings that provide a nice crunch, flavor, and superfood boost of some sort.
And lastly, any fruit you want. I add berries and/or bananas, but it’s up to you. Enjoy!
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