When you see a blended bowl of frozen fruit, your mind immediately goes to acai bowl. It’s an incredibly trendy and healthy breakfast dish, but sugary granola and lots of honey can make it less healthy. A smoothie bowl shouldn’t be a sugar overload; rather, it should be a way to add superfoods and refreshing fruits to your day. That’s why many dietitians agree that smoothie bowls can be excellent breakfast options for health conscious people.
The base of this smoothie bowl is the only part of the recipe you should follow. The toppings are entirely up to you. We’ll detail a couple in this description, but we won’t list them as optional toppings in the recipe ingredient list. There are too many options! It’s always beneficial to include some fresh fruit on top of your smoothie bowl. A combination of sliced bananas, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries is wonderful, but you also need to invite texture to the party. An easy way to do that is by adding raw nuts and seeds. Raw pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, or hazelnuts are all excellent options. If you choose to use raw nuts, it’s best to give them a rough chop before topping your smoothie bowl.
The last thing to remember about making a smoothie bowl is that you want the base to be thick. It should not be thin because nobody wants to eat a soupy smoothie bowl. The texture should be akin to that of raw vegan ice cream or sorbet. Peel, chop, and freeze the bananas overnight, and make sure to choose ripe bananas for the best flavor. You can use a blend of frozen berries, or you can use one single berry that you prefer. Just make sure that they are frozen prior to blending. Add these frozen ingredients with the liquid and raw almond butter to the blender and blend until you get your desired consistency.
- Prep Time:10m
- Total Time:10m
- 1 1/2 c mixed berries, frozen overnight
- 1 1/2 bananas, peeled and frozen overnight
- 2 tbsp. raw almond butter
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup water
- optional raw vegan toppings of your choice
- Add the frozen berries and bananas, raw almond butter, and water to a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until thick.
- Make sure that there are no frozen chunks of fruit. You want the mixture to be thick, but smooth.
- Serve in two bowls and top with raw vegan toppings of your choice. You can use the image for this recipe as inspiration.