If you are unfamiliar with smoothie bowls, you are in for a real treat. Smoothie bowls are essentially the same ingredients in your regular smoothie, but it also contains acai puree, which thickens it up and makes it easier to eat out of a bowl with a spoon. Smoothie bowls also have the added benefit of delicious toppings for even more vitamins and minerals, and to balance out your meal.
Why Make a Smoothie Bowl?
The mixture of fruits, vegetables, plant-based fats and oils can provide a range of amazing health benefits for the people who eat them. By nature, these bowls tend to be very high in antioxidants. This can help you to reduce oxidative damage to your cells to help you heal more efficiently and reduce the chances for cancer to form. The proteins that you get from eating seeds and other plant-based protein sources are often more accessible than those from animal sources. These bowls have become increasingly popular over the last 5 years, and much of it is due to their wonderful flavors.
Try This Classic Recipe
Here is a great tasting, high antioxidant recipe for you. The Acai berry bowl has the perfect mix of elements to make sure that you’ll get a complete breakfast. The yogurt will support your digestion by giving you the needed bacteria to keep you gut healthy while delivering an impressive collection of vitamins and minerals.
What You Need
¾ cup yogurt of your choice (Greek yogurt is recommended)
3½ ounces acai fruit puree (frozen or refrigerated)
½ cup frozen berries (blueberries or strawberries work great)
½ medium banana, preferably frozen
¼ cup coconut water or other liquid
2 tablespoons berries of your choice
You can also use other toppings, like chia seeds or granola on top. Coconut flakes also work great!
Putting Together the Best Smoothie Bowl Ever
On a regular day, it’s entirely possible that you’re having some kind of blended fruit bowl, but before you take the first bite, you decide to take a picture to share on the internet with friends. After snapping a few shots, you suddenly you realize that it’s not as beautiful as you had hoped and crippling dread has set in. If this sounds like something that might happen to you, then you will enjoy this article which is focused on how to create visually appealing smoothie bowls.
Be Sure You Have the Right Texture
The first that that people see when they are looking at pictures of your smoothies will be whatever the topping are on the outer crust of your smoothie bowl. That means that whatever you choose has to sit on it in a way that is visually appealing and one of the things that makes topping visually appealing, is the way that they cling to the surface of the mixture. That means making sure that you have a nice creamy texture which can be achieved by adding banana and other thicker fruits.
Get the Blending Right
When you want your smoothie to look pretty while being a super green mix of some kind, it’s probably a good idea to make sure that the veggies don’t stick out all over the place. It’s better to make sure they are blended into the mixture so that all people can see will be the delicious and sweet fruits peeking through.
Use Nut Milks
Plant based milks are often a great source of protein, and can help you to create a smoother texture for your bowl. Each of them have different nutritional aspects, and some like almond milk can add a very relaxing flavor to your bowels. Really any type of nut milk works great in a smoothie bowl – you might even like the smooth texture of cashew milk if you want to try something a little different.
Mix Up the Colors
When you want to make a beautiful bowl, one of the most important parts of aesthetics will always be the colors. You don’t to have colors clashing in your bowl, that will make for a less appealing photo, and that is the opposite of what you are going for. Try to stay in the same color temperature ranges for your ingredients. For anything that doesn’t match, try to blend it until it isn’t visible.
If you look at other smoothie bowls, you will see many people even choose a theme for them.
Consider Your Flavors (or lack of)
Protein Powders ca add a lot of nutrition to your smoothie bowls, but if you aren’t paying attention, the colors in your powder can turn your beautiful mix of fruits into a puce mess.
If you’re using powders that don’t have any color to them, you won’t have to worry about any accidents late in the game.