Monday, 8 February 2016

Recipe: Rich fruit smoothie bowl

There is so much healthy food inspiration out there, especially on social media like Instagram. I too, got inspired with creating a first real fruit smoothie bowl. You can see hundreds of variations and colors of all pallets on the photos, topped with various fruits, often the tropical ones and other super healthy toppings, like cacao, nuts and seeds. So one day, I just decided to recreate one of these awesome bowls myself.

Firstly, to explain what exactly the fruit bowl is. As you know, fruit and veg smoothies and juices have been  staples for quite some time and smoothie bowl  is a newer kid on the block.

Smoothies are thicker versions of juices, where fiber is still present as contrary to juices where it is normally removed and only water part of veg and fruit is present. 

Fruit smoothie bowl can be created just from the fruit, which I personally do not prefer but I still, like with smoothies, like to include greens as well.

Difference between smoothies and smoothie bowls are very minimal, as for the composition. What is different is the thicker texture of a smoothie bowl thanks to extras like nut butters, protein powders and ice cubes especially, limiting the water part, which makes it thicker and not suitable for drinking. It is actually even better to use frozen fruits for this purpose. 

As a base I prefer starting with some greens, like baby spinach and/or mint. Then you can add any fruits but the soft ones are the best. You can add bananas, kiwi, peach, pear, mango, papaya, granadilla, any berries .. the popular one these days is colorful dragon fruit. After adding fruit you can put in all your extras, like nut butter, various protein powders or shake, green matcha powder, mesquite or maca, and also various seeds and cacao. The last step is to add very little water or 3-4 big ice cubes instead. Blend this well in your blender on high speed, preferably in high power blender. Now, here comes the best part, decorating your smoothie bowl. You can get creative here. Use various seeds, nuts, cut up fruit in different sizes and shapes for your toppings, even other object that will make your bowl look interesting. This part is important if you want to post your creation on your social media like Instagram. But I say, do it anyway, just for yourself. 

Be inspired with these 2 delicious recipes below:

Mango and kiwi smoothie bowl

  • 1x mango, cut
  • 1x kiwi, cut
  •  pinch ginger
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds/hemp seed powder
  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut butter (can be other nut butter as well)
  • 2 tbsp vanilla chai protein shake (can be substituted with other protein powder) 
  • 4 ice cubes (plus little water, if necessary or depending on your desired thickness)

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend all on high until smooth.
Serve in a bowl and top with goji berries, flax seeds, raisins, coconut shavings, chia seeds and granadilla or any other topics of your choice.

This makes 2 medium size bowls.

Banana, pear and blueberries smoothie bowl 

  • 2 bananas
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 pears
  • 1/2 cup mint
  • 2 tbsp vegan vanilla chai protein powder (you can substitute)
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds or hemp seed powder
  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut butter
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 5 ice cubes (plus 1/2 cup water if needed) 

Place all ingredients in your blender and blend all on high until smooth.
Pour in the bowl and decorate with granadilla, chia and goji seeds, sliced plum or blueberries.

 This makes 2 medium size bowls.



  1. It looks so rich n colorful and I wont doubt the delicious flavor n taste of it …are all the ingredients mentioned?

  2. Yes, all the ingredients are listed :)
    But there are countless possibilities how to
    make a smoothie bowl and what ingredients to use :)